Fans can watch the Michigan vs. Texas basketball game live online and see if the Wolverines can continue their run without star Mitch McGary or whether Texas will stop them in their tracks.
McGary, the Michigan big man who went down in January, has been an active participant during the team’s run, helping out in practice and serving as motivator to his team.
Though the Wolverines have managed without him so far, they may run into trouble against a big Texas squad with a handful of players who can score in the post.
“Concerned about it because the ball needs to bounce our way,” Michigan coach John Beilein said Friday. “We got to box out and really do a good job.”
Michigan and Texas tip off Saturday at 5:15 pm from the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Fans who watch the Michigan vs. Texas basketball game live online will see a Texas squad that squeaked by Arizona State in the Round of 64. The game was tied in the final seconds, but Cameron Ridley was able to corral in a missed three-pointer by Jonathan Holmes and lay it in for the game-winning basket.
The Longhorns know they will need to dominate inside to get past Michigan.
“Definitely a point of emphasis going into the game. Just getting the ball inside and attacking off the glass, trying to take advantage of that,” said Holmes. “We know they’re going to try to take advantage of our size, make that a negative thing on them when they go on offense.”
Texas will rely heavily on Ridley, who is 6-foot-9 and 285 pounds.
McGary said he wishes he could be there to stop the Longhorns big man himself.
“I would have really liked to go up against Cameron,” McGary said. “I’m hoping Jon (Horford) and Jordan (Morgan) and even Max (Bielfeldt) can do a great job against him. If we can keep him out of the paint I think we’ll be OK.
“But I wish I was out there.”
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