ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan basketball coach John Beilein remains in pursuit of his 200th win with the Wolverines.
Beilein will take his second shot at the milestone Wednesday, when the Wolverines (10-4, 0-1 Big Ten Conference) host Penn State (9-6, 1-1) at 8 p.m. at the Crisler Center. This is the only regular-season meeting between Penn State and Michigan.
Beilein is 199-127 in six seasons in Ann Arbor, and had the chance to earn his 200th win Sunday, but Iowa defeated Michigan 86-83 in the Big Ten opener for both teams.
Penn State basketball vs. Michigan game time, details
Time: 8:36 p.m. ET
Date: Wednesday, Jan. 4
Location: Crisler Center, Ann Arbor, Mich.
The line: Michigan is favored by 11 points
Which TV channel broadcasts Penn State vs. Michigan?
The Big Ten Network will broadcast the game.
How can I watch Penn State vs. Michigan online?
BTN will stream the game both from its BTN2GO app and from its website.
How can I listen to Penn State vs. Michigan on the radio?
You can listen on Sirius channel 145 and XM channel 195.
For Penn State basketball, 1450 AM (WQWK-State College) is the primary station. Click here for other Penn State radio affiliates.
For Michigan basketball, 950 AM (WWJ-Detroit), 102.9 FM (WWWW-Ann Arbor) and 1050 AM (WTKA-Ann Arbor) are the primary stations. Click here for other Michigan radio affiliates.
Who is calling the Penn State vs. Michigan game?
Cory Provus will handle play-by-play for BTN with Shon Morris providing analysis. Penn State’s radio crew includes play-by-play announcer Steve Jones and analyst Dick Jerardi. Michigan’s radio crew includes play-by-play announcer Matt Shepard and analyst Terry Mills.
Michigan basketball’s keys to the game
1. Limit the opposition at the perimeter. Iowa shot 58 percent (11-for-19) from behind the 3-point line against the Wolverines, which is unusual for a team that is fourth in the Big Ten in 3-point defense (37.5 percent, 137-for-365).
2. Generate more offense from its depth. Mark Donnal scored three points in 12 minutes at Iowa, and Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman was held scoreless in eight minutes, despite starting at guard.
3. Rebound, rebound, rebound. Penn State is 14th in the Big Ten in defensive rebounding (39.6 percent), while Michigan is 14th in the Big Ten in offensive rebounding (31.9). Something has to give in this category.