Michigan kicks off a two-game road trip at Penn State on Sunday (noon, BTN) as it looks to resuscitate its season. A pair of quadrant-one road wins leading into a three-game home stand is precisely what this Wolverine team needs to get back on track, but turning the season around on the road against a pair of bubble teams is a tall task.
Penn State, like Michigan, has dropped four of its last six games and is looking to spark some momentum back into its season and make a push toward the NCAA Tournament.
Jalen Pickett’s bully ball
Jalen Pickett is one of three players in the country who uses at least 20 percent of his offensive possessions out of post-ups (23%) and at least 20 percent of his offensive possessions out of ball screens (29%).
Pickett checks in at 9th in the Big Ten in post-up plays per game, with only Trayce Jackson-Davis ahead of him in efficiency among high-volume options, and he creates more points per game out of ball screens than any player in the conference.