Michigan basketball forced to wear practice uniforms in Big Ten tournament win vs. Illinois
If you turned on Thursday afternoon's Big Ten tournament game between No. 8 seed Michigan and No. 9 seed IIlinois, you may have been taken aback by the Wolverines' uniforms. Michigan opposed the Illini's blue threads with yellow practice pinneys and blue shorts due to a travel incident.
Michigan's plane that was supposed to take them to Washington, D.C for the tournament skidded off the runway on Wednesday. Everyone was OK, but the incident provided quite the scare -- and hinderance to their travel routine.
The Wolverines made it to Washington for the game on Thursday, which actually started 25 minutes late to give Michigan enough time to warm up. But as a result of the NTSB/FAA investigation into the incident, their equipment did not, forcing Michigan to find another solution for what to wear. The Wolverines won the game 75-55, and advanced to Friday's quarterfinal against top-seeded Purdue. No word yet of if they'll stick with the practice uniforms (hey, they worked once).