Michigan will play at Penn State on January 27th at 7 p.m. on the Big Ten Network.
Here’s the full release:
In conjunction with the Big Ten and Penn State, the University of Michigan men’s basketball program announced today (Friday, Jan. 22), it will use its scheduled midweek bye to reschedule its game at Penn State for Wednesday, Jan. 27. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. with a B1G Network broadcast.
Originally scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 9, the game at the Bryce Jordan Center was postponed as the Nittany Lions paused team activities due to the coronavirus pandemic. With the rescheduled game, the Wolverines are now back on track to complete a 20-game Big Ten regular season.
The Maize and Blue opened its Big Ten season hosting Penn State (Dec. 13) and escaped with a 62-58 victory. After building a 15-point first-half lead, Penn State rallied with an 18-2 run and took the lead before the first media timeout of the second half. Following eight lead changes and three ties down the stretch, U-M and PSU battled before a Hunter Dickinson put back with 1:21 and game-ending free throws helped the Wolverines come away with the conference-opening win.
Dickinson led U-M with a game-best 20 points, while adding seven rebounds and three blocks in his first career start. Eli Brooks added 12 points, four rebounds and two assists, and Isaiah Livers had 10 points — going 8-for-8 on free throws.
Following the game at Penn State, U-M returns home to host Indiana on Saturday, Jan. 30, at Crisler Center.
Wednesday, Jan. 27
Michigan at Penn State, 7 p.m. (B1G Network) rescheduled from Jan. 9
Wisconsin at Maryland, 9 p.m. (B1G Network) moved from Jan. 30
Saturday, Jan. 30
Wisconsin at Penn State, 3 p.m. (B1G Network) moved from Jan. 27
Penn State at Nebraska, postponed due to paused activities with the Cornhuskers
While PSU is pesky and I wouldn’t have minded a match-up against Iowa…this is probably ideal for Michigan. Get their missed game made up against a team we SHOULD be able to defeat and move us a step closer to the win total needed for a conference title and good bid. It is possible or even probable that we’re going to miss more games later against better teams so let’s lock this one up while we can.