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No.12 Michigan vs. No.20 Central Michigan moved to Thursday night

By Eric Olanowski , 01/31/17, 8:15AM EST


Eric  Olanowski

Eric Olanowski


Adam Jaksa, Central Michigan's Director of Multimedia Services has confirmed via Twitter that the No. 12 Michigan vs. No.20 Central Michigan dual has been moved to Thursday, February 2nd due to CBS moving Central Michigan's basketball game to Friday. The dual will be live on ESPN3 at 7:00pm. 

Per NCAA rules, teams are required to have at least one day off per week, with zero activity, but that all depends on when the coaching staff defines their week. Depending on when Central Michigan and Michigan define their week, they may not be able to practice until Tuesday morning.  

Matches to watch: 

157: No. Brian Murphy (Michigan) vs. No. Colin Heffernan (Central Michigan) 

Brian Murphy is looking for his fourth consecutive win, which would be his longest win streak of the season. Murphy's last match out was his final match at Cliff Keen Area where he was able to pick up an early takedown and eventually pick up a first period fall (1:50). With a 9-6 record, Murphy has to take advantage of what could potentally be Murphy's last opportunity to wrestle a ranked opponent during the regular season with only matches vs. Austin Thompson (Michigan State) and  Evan Wick/TJ Ruschell (Wisconsin) left. 

Colin Heffernan is currently 22-5 on the seasons, winning seven of his last ten matches. Heffernan began his season on a thirteen match win streak before dropping to Minnesota's Jake Short in the Cliff Keen Las Vegan Invitational final. On Thursday night,  Heffernan will look to improve on his 3-2 career record vs.  Michigan wresters 

174:  No. 8 Myles Amine (Michigan) vs.  No. 20 CJ Brucki (Central Michigan) 

These guys have met three previous times, with Brucki winning 67% of those matches. The story here is the progression of Amine in those three matches. In their first meeting, Brucki picked up a 12-4 major decision, then followed that win up with a 6-5 victory. The third bout was a different story,  one that saw Amine securing a 13-6 victory earlier this season at the EMU Open. 

Potential Line-ups 
No. Michigan vs. No. Central Michigan
125:  No.10 Conor Youtsey (Michigan) vs. Brent Fleetwood (Central Michigan) 
133:  No.7 Stevan Micic (Michigan) vs.  Corey Keener (Central Michigan) 
141: Sal Profaci (Michigan) vs.  Mason Smith (Central Michigan)  
149: Malik Amine (Michigan) vs. No. 8 Justin Oliver (Central Michigan) 
157: No.10 Brian Murphy (Michigan) vs.  No. 7 Colin Heffernan (Central Michigan) 
165:  No.2  Logan Massa (Michigan) vs.  Logan Parks (Central Michigan) 
174:  No. 8 Myles Amine (Michigan) vs.  No. 20 CJ Brucki (Central Michigan) 
184:  Aaron Calderon (Michigan) vs. No.16 Jordan Ellingwood (Central Michigan) 
197: Jackson Striggow (Michigan)  vs. No.14 Austin Severn (Central Michigan) 
Hwt: Dan Perry (Michigan) vs. Newton Smerchek (Central Michigan) 

Remaining Schedules: 

No.20  Central Michigan
Feb 05: Buffalo (Buffalo, N.Y.)
Feb 10: Eastern Michigan (Ypsilanti, Mich.)
Feb 12: Kent State (Mount Pleasant, Mich.)
Feb 19: Wisconsin (Madison, Wis.) 

No. 12 Michigan 
Feb 05: Michigan State (East Lansing, Mich.)
Feb 12: Wisconsin (Madison, Wis.)