The top-ranked Duke Blue Devils (14-2) have created buzz around college basketball thanks to the strong play of Zion Williamson and their star-studded freshman class.
But the Michigan Wolverines are right below them, and first-year forward Ignas Brazdeikis believes his team is just as worthy of attention.
"I would love to play Duke, I feel like along with a bunch of (my) teammates, because they got that No. 1 team and that No. 1 hype and we feel like we’re definitely better than them," said Brazdeikis on 97.1 FM The Ticket.
The Wolverines are off to a program-best start at 17-0, and Brazdeikis' strong play has earned the Canadian a spot on the Wooden Award midseason watch list, annually awarded to the nation's best player.