The Michigan Wolverines have to be relieved that their schedule gives them such a break that they are in the midst of right now. They went through a tough stretch in their schedule where they played a total of seven games in 20 days.
This would be a rough stretch for even an NBA team to complete, especially with the opponents that they had to face during that time. They had to go against Michigan State, Ohio State, Wisconsin and Indiana– a stretch that could be compared with the hardest in the Big Ten.
Trey Burke has been carrying the load for Michigan lately and a break is seemingly a medicine for the cold-stricken Wolverines.
Burke has been the best player in the Big Ten all season long and when the Wolverines have faltered lately, he has been the life jacket keeping their season afloat. In fact, the sophomore point guard hasn’t scored less than 15 points since December 20 against Eastern Michigan. It’s safe to say that Burke needs the world off his shoulders for the time being.
Another thing that will be addressed in the following week before their game on Sunday is the problem in the post. The Wolverines continue to be one of the conference’s worst rebounding teams and besides Glenn Robinson III, the post players failed to score in their last game against Penn State.
If there is any team in the country who needs seven days off, it’s this squad. Losing three out of their last four games and struggling on the road during Big Ten play, a regrouping seems to be in order for John Beilein and crew.