A few years back, an in-season showdown between the Big Ten and Big East conferences would've been awesome.
Michigan lost its best player for the majority of conference play last season due to injury. The Wolverines won't lose him this offseason to the NBA Draft.
Caris LeVert still doesn't know whether he'll be heading to the NBA Draft, and Michigan still doesn't know whether it will have it's best player back for next season.
The majority of Spike Albrecht's offseason will be spent recovering from hip surgery.
Last season, rebounding was not Zak Irvin's specialty, and that's putting it lightly.