Michigan takes on talented Oklahoma tomorrow with a berth in the Sweet 16 on the line.
The Wolverines slipped past Clemson 62-59 last night, holding the Tigers to 32 percent shooting.
Oklahoma steamrolled Morgan St. 82-54, as Blake Griffin poured in 28 points on 11-12 shooting.
Griffin is the best player in the country, but Michigan’s zone will make him work.
The Sooners will need long-sleeved Tony Crocker and Austin Johnson to hit perimeter shots to free up Blake and Taylor Griffin inside.
Michigan’s Manny Harris was terrific against Clemson and will need to have a big game for the Wolverines to win. Harris is a good shooter off the dribble and capable of getting to the basket.
If DeShawn Sims has a good game, Michigan will certainly make things interesting a could pull the upset.
I expect Oklahoma to play up-tempo and get some easy baskets in transition. Blake Griffin is too big and athletic for Michigan to handle, so I look for Oklahoma to win in a close game.