No. 10 Duke (6-2) vs. No. 22 Michigan (5-2)
When: 9:20 p.m.
Where: Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham
TV/Radio: ESPN, WKIX-102.9 FM
Line: Duke by 7
Pregame reading: Dukes defense was improved against Arizona, statistics show
Projected starting lineups:
No. 10 Duke (6-2)
G Quinn Cook, Jr., 13.4 ppg, 6.0 apg
G Tyler Thornton, Sr., 2.9 ppg, 2.3 rpg
F Rodney Hood, R-So., 20.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg
F Jabari Parker, 23.0 ppg, 8.0 rpg
F Josh Hairston, 2.3 ppg, 1.9 rpg
No. 22 Michigan (5-2)
G Derrick Walton, Jr., Fr. 8.9 ppg, 3.3 apg
G Caris Levert, So., 13.9 ppg, 4.9 rpg
G Nik Stauskas, So., 20.3 ppg, 3.8 rpg
F Glen Robinson III, So., 12.1 ppg, 5.4 rpg
F Mitch McGary, So., 8.2 ppg, 7.8 rpg
***Expect Nik Stauskas to play. To this point in the season, he has been the Wolverines best offensive player. More than just a sharpshooter (more than half his attempts have been from behind the arc, and he makes 47.4 percent of them), Stauskas has the ability to make plays off the dribble as well. Hes a 73.9 percent shooter when he gets to the free throw line.
***Like Duke, Michigan is still a work in progress. Much was expected of the Wolverines in the preseason, but injuries and off nights have dealt them two early losses, at Iowa State and versus Charlotte in Puerto Rico.
*** Mitch McGary is not a traditional low-post scorerhe does most of his best work from the top of the paintbut for Michigan to maximize its chances, the Wolverines will need to attack Dukes soft spot, which is around the rim. Pay close attention to how McGary is used.