Michigan forward Isaiah Livers (2) shoots a 3-pointer in Ann Arbor in the second half of his Big Ten basketball game against Illinois at the Crisler Center on Saturday, April 25 January 2020 Illinois won the game by 64-62 (Mike Mulholland | MLivecom) Mike Mulholland | MLivecom

It took a while, but Michigan and Illinois, the two best teams in the Big Ten, will face each other on Tuesday night.The teams were originally supposed to play at Crisler on February 11, but the game has been postponed The Wolverines were just out one of COVID initiated pause came out

Since losing back-to-back games in mid-January, the Illini have lost only once in their last 10 games. They won in Wisconsin on Saturday (74-69) and fought off the Badgers late rally Kofi Cockburn had 19 points and the freshman -Point guard Andre Curbelo came off the bench and scored 17 points, his highest since the second game of the season
Michigan and Illinois are similar. Illinois coach Brad Underwood pointed out Monday. Both teams are strong at either end of the court, have a dominant tall man, and shoot the 3 well without relying on Illinois reaching the foul line a fair bit, but Michigan is excellent at defending without foul

Michigan is in the best position to win its first Big Ten regular season title since 2013-14. A win on Tuesday would win it, provided the conference uses the win percentage to determine their champion. p>

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