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Posted on Fri, Feb 17, 2012 : 6:07 p.m.

ESPN's 'College Basketball GameDay' crew discusses Michigan basketball

By Nick Baumgardner

The Michigan basketball program will have the nation's attention Saturday when the 17th-ranked Wolverines welcome No. 6 Ohio State (9 p.m., ESPN) to Crisler Center.

It will be the second meeting of the season between the rivals, and will serve as a crucial contest with regard to the Big Ten regular-season championship race.

In addition, it will also mark the first time Michigan plays host to ESPN's "College Basketball GameDay."

The GameDay crew of Jay Bilas, Rece Davis, Hubert Davis and Digger Phelps will kick off a live pre-game show from Crisler Center at 10 a.m. (on ESPN), featuring bits with the Wolverine basketball team -- and even Michigan football quarterback Denard Robinson.

The GameDay foursome spoke with the local media Friday on various topics surrounding Michigan basketball.

Nick Baumgardner covers Michigan basketball for He can be reached at 734-623-2514, by email at and followed on Twitter @nickbaumgardner.

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