(This is an opinion piece by Maize N Brew’s Andrew McDonald)
January or not, there was no hiding that when this week began it would be the toughest stretch of back-to-back games Michigan would face in the regular season.
When No. 5 Purdue rolled into Ann Arbor on Tuesday night for a late night game, you could feel a sense of urgency from the crowd. It was all over social media leading up to the game.
U-M could see it, there was nowhere to hide. They could either respond with a energizing effort or collapse like they did against North Carolina, the only ranked opponent they played up to the game against PU.