Michigan basketball plays Jacksonville on Saturday, Dec. 30, at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor. Find the game time, TV channel, watch online, radio and streaming information for the game below.
Michigan (11-3) carries a four-game winning streak into its final non-conference game of the regular season: The Wolverines will return to Big Ten Conference play on Jan. 2 at Iowa. They split their first two league games, beating Indiana at home and losing on the road at Ohio State. That was their last defeat, but they have responded with wins against UCLA, Texas, Detroit Mercy and Alabama A&M.
This is the first-ever game between Michigan and Jacksonville, a member of the Atlantic Sun conference. Junior forward Jace Hogan leads the Dolphins in scoring, averaging 17.6 points per game, followed by freshman guard JD Notae (14.6) and fifth-year senior guard Devin Harris (11.6).
Michigan-Jacksonville game time, details
Michigan and Jacksonville play at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 30.
- Time: 6 p.m. ET tip-off
- Date: Saturday, Dec. 30
- Location: Crisler Center, Ann Arbor, Mich.
- Records: Michigan (11-3); Jacksonville (5-10)
What TV channel will broadcast Michigan-Jacksonville?
The Michigan-Jacksonville game will be shown on BTN.
How can I watch Michigan-Jacksonville online?
The Michigan-Jacksonville game can be watched online at BTN2Go.
How can I listen to Michigan-Jacksonville on the radio?
The Michigan Sports Marketing Network, headed by flagship stations WWJ (950 AM) in Detroit and WWWW (102.9 FM) in Ann Arbor, will have the call. Matt Shepard provides the play-by-play, and Terry Mills is the analyst.
The final non-conference game for Michigan figures to be another fine-tuning matchup before jumping back into Big Ten play for the remainder of the regular season. The Wolverines have found a defensive groove the past four games, a groove that began when they were trailing UCLA by 15 points with 14 minutes, 48 seconds left to play on Dec. 9. Since then, they have held opponents to 34.7 percent shooting from the field, 27.1 percent from 3-point range, forced 66 turnovers and allowed 180 points in 140 minutes of play.
Michigan hasn’t played a game since overwhelming out-manned Alabama A&M, 97-47, on Dec. 21. Sophomore guard Charles Matthews scored a career-high 31 points in that game, becoming the first Michigan player to top 30 points since Aubrey Dawkins scored 31 points in a 79-69 win against Rutgers on March 7, 2015. It was the sixth time this season Matthews has scored 20 points or more in a game, and his 16.0 points-per-game average leads the team.
Junior forward Moe Wagner suffered an ankle injury at Texas on Dec. 12 and has not played the past two games. The Wolverines shouldn’t need Wagner to beat a Jacksonville team that has victories against two NAIA schools and one school in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association but, if he’s healthy enough to play, head coach John Beilein will probably try to get him a few minutes back on the court. Wagner is averaging 15.6 points and 7.6 rebounds per game.
Wagner’s injury has allowed sophomore Jon Teske to get more playing time. He’s gotten 51 combined minutes in the past two games. That experience should only help Michigan’s depth as the season progresses.