Michigan plays the first of its final two regular-season games when plays against Penn State at 7 p.m. ET Wednesday at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College, Pa.
This is the only regular-season meeting between Michigan and Penn State in 2017-18. The Wolverines are No. 17 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll and has won five of its last six games.
Michigan helped its cause for an NCAA Tournament bid with a 74-62 win Sunday against then-No. 8 Ohio State (now No. 16) at the Crisler Center. Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman led the Wolverines with 17 points against the Buckeyes. Abdur-Rahkman was one of four players to score in double figures for the Wolverines, along with Jordan Poole (15 points), Zavier Simpson (13) and Moritz Wagner (12).
Michigan-Penn State game time, details
Michigan and Penn State play at 7 p.m. ET on Feb. 21, 2018.
- Time: 7 p.m. ET tip-off
- Date: Wednesday, Feb. 21
- Location: Bryce Jordan Center, State College, Pa.
- Records: Michigan (22-7, 11-5 Big Ten); Penn State (19-10, 9-7)
What TV channel will broadcast Michigan-Penn State?
The Michigan-Penn State game will be shown on the Big Ten Network.
How can I watch Michigan-Penn State online?
The Michigan-Penn State game can be watched online on BTN2Go.
How can I listen to Michigan-Penn State 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 game can also be heard on Sirius 84, XM 84 and Internet 84.
Michigan-Penn State preview
Michigan makes its first trip to Penn State for basketball in three years; the Wolverines won 73-64 in the last meeting against Penn State at the Bryce Jordan Center on Jan. 5, 2015.
Michigan faces a much different Penn State on Wednesday, as both teams make a push for the postseason. The Nittany Lions are 14-3 at home, and notched their biggest home win on Feb. 15, a 79-56 rout of Ohio State. Penn State has won six of its last eight games, including a pair of wins against Ohio State.
The Wolverines have boosted their profile with recent wins against Ohio State and Wisconsin. Wagner leads Michigan with 14.5 points per game and 7.3 rebounds per game, and has scored in double figures in five straight games.
Penn State fields a deep roster that can put up points, averaging 76.1 points in 29 games. Sophomore guard Tony Carr leads the team with 19.6 points per game, and is one of five players who average double figures for the Nittany Lions. Mike Watkins, a 6-foot-9 forward, is third in the nation with a 69.2 field-goal percentage, and is second in the Big Ten in rebounding (9.2 per game).
While the Wolverines strengthened their shot to earn a high seed in the NCAA Tournament with a win Sunday against Ohio State, they also play for seeding in the Big Ten Tournament, which begins Feb. 28 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The top four teams earn a double-bye in the conference tournament and directly advance to the quarterfinals.