The Wolverines’ Big Ten Tournament travel plans have been disrupted.
Michigan’s men’s basketball team probably is going to have to wait until tomorrow to travel to Washington, D.C. for the Big Ten Tournament.
The plane carrying the Wolverines’ skidded off the runway when it was unable to take off due to high winds earlier today.
Now, John Beilein’s team is likely going to have to wait until the day of their opening game to trek to The District.
ESPN's Dan Dakich says Michigan is going to try to travel to D.C. tomorrow morning, for a noon game.
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Michigan is set to play Illinois in the Big Ten Tournament’s second round tomorrow and the game is scheduled to tip off at noon on BTN.
It’s possible – maybe even likely at this point – that the Big Ten Tournament will rearrange Thursday’s schedule to better accommodate the Wolverines after their scary incident.
The easiest solution might be to move the Michigan-Illinois game to the 2:30 slot, giving the Wolverines more time to travel and get in to D.C., and push the Michigan State-Penn State/Nebraska game to the noon slot. The Spartans don’t play today and the Nittany Lions-Huskers game is going on right now. The turnaround would be a little quicker for those two teams, but not that much more difficult.
Updates to come.