Michigan has played four teams in the Kenpom Adjusted Tempo top 100: Iowa St (17), Charlotte (49), Duke (89), and Stanford (100). Their record is 1-3 in those games.
In Michigan’s wins this year they are averaging 63 possessions, in their losses: 68.
Iowa is faster still at 13th… 73.0 possessions! Indiana (29) and Purdue (54) are the only other B1G teams in the top 100.
I think other things are obviously important factors as well, but these numbers struck me as particularly interesting when considering the critical home matchup versus the Hawkeyes tomorrow.