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Indiana vs. Michigan: The Regular Season Finale Full Homersota Preview

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Full Homersota (adj): The act of completely favoring your team, regardless of prior performance or even logic. Coined by GoAUpher of Off-Tackle Empire.

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The place: Crisler Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

The teams: The Big Ten champion Michigan Wolverines, and your Indiana Hoosiers.

What's at stake: For Michigan, NCAA tournament positioning. For Indiana, presumably pride, but at this point, who really knows?

What does Vegas say: Opened and is currently at Michigan -10.5. And honestly, that's probably right.

What does the Wolverine say:

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via thegazette.com

(Turns out, they don't really have a mascot either. Maybe this is why.)

The current mood of IU fans, judging solely by the iubb hashtag: Mostly talking about James Blackmon's last game with Marion. If I wasn't writing this, I probably wouldn't want to be thinking about the game with Michigan either. Also, we're apparently projected as a 3 seed in the NIT, so there's that.

How important is this game on the usual scale: 7.5; Michigan's playing for revenge, and we're playing because we have to.

How important is this game in one word: Barely

Over/under number of nets Coach Crean would cut down if we won this game: Both of them, just because.

My completely biased, barely researched analysis: Despite losing Mitch McGary early in the season, Michigan has done really well at playing without him. Indiana has been an up-and-down team, and really doesn't do that well away from Assembly Hall. If Noah Vonleh is actually back for this game, the Hoosiers have a chance, but even then, this game is basically just a warm up for the Big Ten Tournament. For both teams.

Reasonable score prediction: Michigan 80, Indiana 70

FULL HOMERSOTA prediction: Indiana 75, Michigan 73