Michigan looking for positives as surprising Northwestern up next


Michigan and Northwestern have been two of the biggest surprises in the Big Ten this year -- but for opposite reasons as they prepare to play each other Thursday night in Evanston, Illinois. Entering the season, Michigan was a ranked team and was predicted to finish third in the league. However, the Wolverines enter the Big Ten tilt at Northwestern with an 11-10 record overall and 5-5 record in conference play.