The Battle 4 Atlantis tips off on Wednesday in the Bahamas, and the marquee matchup of the day brings two college bluebloods together. Michigan takes on Connecticut, who has started the season 3-0.
The Wolverines were ranked 24th in the country before they lost 86-70 to Xavier at home on Saturday. They handled their first two games against Division-II Northern Michigan and Elon, but the Wolverines were outrebounded 47-29 by Xavier. However, Michigan has a star in senior G Caris LeVert, who scored 29 against Xavier and is averaging 19.3 points through the first three games.
The Huskies are 18th in the country after an 83-58 rout of Furman. Senior forward Shonn Miller led the way with 18 points for the Huskies, who held Furman to 34.5% from the field. Senior point guard Sterling Gibbs tops the Huskies with 15.7 points per game.
These schools have met twice in the past, with the Huskies winning 69-61 in 2009, while Michigan won 68-63 the following year. The home team won in each game.
NCAAB Odds: Huskies Clash with Wolverines in the Battle 4 Atlantis
The Battle 4 Atlantis begins on Wednesday in the Bahamas, and it’s fitting that Michigan and Connecticut headline the day. Regardless of records, these are two of the biggest programs in the NCAA.
The Huskies are in the Top 25 and have won their first three games by an average of 29.3 points, although their competition has been Maine, New Hampshire and Furman. The Wolverines beat Northern Michigan and Elon by an average of 23 points, but then lost by 16 to Xavier at home.