After taking a thorough beating on the road against Rutgers last week, Penn State head coach Micah Sheewsberrye was outspoken when it came to his team’s performance. So when the Nittany Lions take their home court for a matchup with Michigan on Sunday afternoon, Shrewsberry is hoping the word has gotten to his team and efforts will improve from the jump.
Penn State lost the first meeting of the regular season with Michigan earlier this year, but not before putting on a decent run in the second half to close a big deficit and keep things interesting over the long run. Michigan was able to pull away in the final moments.
Here’s how to catch all the action on Sunday afternoon.
TV and stream information
January 1, 2023; University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions head coach Micah Shrewsberry points off the bench in the second half against the Iowa Hawkeyes at the Bryce Jordan Center. Penn State defeated Iowa 83-79. Mandatory Credit: Matthew OHaren-USA TODAY Sports
Date: Sunday 29 January 2023
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
TV channel: Big Ten Network
Live broadcast: fuboTV (watch here)
January 4, 2023; Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States; Penn State’s Camren Wynter (11) drives past Michigan’s Jace Howard (25) in the first half at the Crisler Center. Mandatory Credit: Lon Horwedel-USA TODAY Sports
Penn State appears to be in good health going into the home fight against the Wolverines. There are no injuries reported in Sunday’s updated injury report.
Michigan could do without a few players on Sunday. Guard Jett Howard is questionable with an ankle injury that forced him to miss Michigan’s last game. Striker Youssef Khayat has missed five straight games with an ankle injury and his status for Sunday is listed as questionable.
Michigan is also on guard for the rest of the season because of Jaelin Llewellyn’s season-ending knee injury.
For updated updates on college basketball injuries, check out USA TODAY’s Sports Injuries Report.
January 4, 2023; Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States; Penn State’s Jalen Pickett (22) drives past Michigan’s Jett Howard (13) in the first half at the Crisler Center. Mandatory Credit: Lon Horwedel-USA TODAY Sports
Jalen Pickett, Penn State: 17.3 pages
Hunter Dickinson, Michigan 18.3 pages
Jalen Pickett, Penn State: 8.0 RPG
Hunter Dickinson, Michigan 8.9 Roleplaying Game
Jalen Pickett, Penn State: 6.9 apg
Dug McDaniel, Michigan 3.6 apg
ESPN BPI Outlook
January 4, 2023; Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States; Penn State’s Seth Lundy (1) puts a three-point shot over Michigan’s Jett Howard (13) in the first half at the Crisler Center. Mandatory Credit: Lon Horwedel-USA TODAY Sports
In a reversal of luck compared to their previous meeting in Ann Arbor, Penn State is the favorite this time. The Nittany Lions are favored by a couple of points and the ESPN Basketball Power Index gives Penn State a significant advantage in the outcome of the game.
Penn State has a 73.0 percent chance of a home win at the Bryce Jordan Center, where Penn State has played well this season, according to ESPN BPI calculations.
Story originally appeared on Nittany Lions Wire