Howard and Wolverines happy to be home

Posted at 6:04 PM, Jan 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-21 18:04:21-05

ANN ARBOR (WXYZ) — The road hasn't been nice to the Michigan Wolverines (11-6, 2-4 B1G).

They're 0-5 in Big Ten play away from Crisler Center.

Now the rest of the league is also struggling to win away from home, visitors have won just seven times in 49 tries.

But with the back half of their schedule loaded with contests at Crisler Center, you'd think the balance would swing back Michigan's way.

"It's always good to play games at home, you have the home crows, the players know the rims, spots on the floor they like to shoot from, the spots on the floor where the ball may go in, and you feel more confident playing in your environment and you also feel confident with your routine, it's a lot more different on the road than at home," Michigan head coach Juwan Howard said.

They're due to get a boost when Isaiah Livers returns, whenever that is, but his 'day-to-day' status seems like it's inching closer and closer to a return.

Howard said that Livers will need to return to practice and feel comfortable enough to get back into playing games.

The Wolverines host Penn State Wednesday night.