My macro view of this game is what happens between these two points:
- Can Michigan step up and do enough on the boards?
- Will Texas hit their threes at a better clip than they’re averaging?
Texas is really bad at hitting threes, so if Michigan can take away their easier buckets, they’ll be right there in the end. However, as it seems with the Michigan opponent 3 pt luck, other teams seem to be uncharacteristically hot most games.
EDIT: Texas may be without their top three point shooter (Jones) due to injury.