ClearEyesFullHart has been slacking, so I'll do my best. I hope this feeble attempt will motivate him to do these again.
Their leading scorer is Senior guard Reggie Hearn (out for todays game) at 14.5 ppg. Their second leading scorer was Drew Crawford at 13.5 ppg, and as most of you know, he is out for the year. Losing Crawford is a huge loss for the wildcats, he was an All BIG caliber player.
Their leading rebounder is Senior forward Jared Swopshire at 6 per game. He's listed as 6'8" 210 lbs. their second leading rebounder is Reggie Hearn.
They do have a big center in Freshman Alex Olah. He's listed at 7'0" 275 lbs, but he's only averaging around 21.8 minutes per game.
They have 4 losses on the year:
Maryland( 12-1) at home. 77-57
Illinois-Chicago (10-4) at home. 50-44
Butler (11-2) at home. 74-65
Stanford (9-4) at home. 70-68
Wins that stick out to me
@ Baylor (8-4) 74-70
Northwestern has always played Michigan tough, but I think we are much too athletic this year and they won't be able to keep up with us. Plus all of their losses this year are at home, so for some reason they're not playing well there.
Prediction. Michigan 68 Northwestern 52
PS. Did anyone notice Illinois lost at Purdue last night. 68-61
edit - thanks cthate
The Wildcats will be without senior Reggie Hearn and freshman Sanjay Lumpkin when they host No. 2 Michigan in their Big Ten opener on Thursday night at Welsh-Ryan Arena.