The Michigan basketball team will once again be forced to take the court looking like a pick-up team.
After the Wolverines’ team plane was involved in a runway accident earlier this week, the team has been unable to get their uniforms to the Big 10 Tournament.
That has led to Michigan wearing their practice uniforms on the court.
With the uniforms still not in the nation’s capital, the Wolverines will once again have to wear their practice unis for today’s game against Purdue. The good news is they can mix things up a little by turning them inside out. And luckily they have a washer.
“I don’t know if we have a choice,” head coach John Beilein said, via MLive.com.
“I don’t know if we’ll be able to get them here logistically. We have washers and dryers here in D.C. Our equipment manager, Bob Bland, through this whole thing was incredible. If it was a one-game series, we would have other uniforms to wear, but we got all three sets on that plane.”
Michigan had no problem taking down Illinois in their practice uniforms on Thursday, winning 75-55.
But Purdue will be a much bigger test.
Who knows, the Wolverines may have found their lucky charm, though. If they can upset the Boilermakers, perhaps they should consider continuing to rock the practice uniforms throughout the NCAA Tournament.
Tip-off between Michigan and Purdue is set for noon ET on ESPN.
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