Michigan Basketball: Indiana at Michigan — Game Notes
Date: Saturday, March 8, 2014
Tip: 6:10 p.m. with possible slip to 6:15 p.m.
Location: Ann Arbor, Mich.
Arena: Crisler Center (12,701) – SOLD OUT!
TV Broadcast: ESPN
TV Crew: Bob Wischusen (p-by-p) & Dan Dakich (analyst)
U-M Radio: Detroit (WWJ, 950 AM) | Ann Arbor (WWWW, 102.9 FM)
U-M Radio Crew: Matt Shepard (p-by-p) & Terry Mills (analyst)
Satellite Radio: Sirius: 91 | XM: 91 | Note: Michigan’s radio broadcast
U-M closes regular season with Senior Day:
Tonight’s game marked the final regular season home game for Jordan Morgan.
Michigan Coach: John Beilein | 144-92 (seventh season) | 695-410 (36th season)
Indiana Coach: Tom Crean | 101–95 (sixth season) | 291–191 (15th season)
Tonight’s game will be the second match-up of the season between Michigan and Indiana as well as the regular season finale for both programs. U-M trails in the all-time series 56-104 and have lost its last three games to IU. Despite a one-point loss, 72-71, in last year’s regular season finale, the Wolverines have a 43-37 all-time mark in games played in Ann Arbor.
Maize & Blue’s Win at Illinois Gives U-M Outright Big Ten Title
Using 24 points paced by a career-high seven three-pointers by Nik Stauskas, Michigan won its first outright Big Ten title since 1986 with an 84-53 win at Illinois.
After Illinois held four straight opponents to under 50 points, the Wolverines exploded in the first half for 52 points after knocking down 11 triples. For the game, U-M shot 69.6 percent from long range going 16-for-23, tying the U-M record for team three-pointers in a game.
Caris LeVert added 15 points and Glenn Robinson III had 13 as U-M won its seven conference road game. It is just the fourth time in program history that U-M has won seven or more road games in conference play. The school record is eight, obtained in the 1984-85 season.
U-M improved to 28-0 under head coach John Beilein when scoring 80-plus points.EARLIER THIS SEASON | Wolverines Drop Road Game at Assembly Hall
Michigan fell, 63-52, at Indiana (Feb. 2) inside Assembly Hall. The loss snapped U-M’s 10-game win streak and marked the first conference loss of the season for the Wolverines. Derrick Walton Jr. led U-M with 13 points and two assists, while Caris LeVert added 12 points with three assists and two steals. Jordan Morgan has a season-best 10 rebounds, while adding five points and two blocks. Michigan finished just 3-for-13 from long range, while Indiana went 8-for-12 as Yogi Ferrell
went 7-for-8 by himself and finished with a game-best 27 points.
ABOUT THE OPPONENT | The Indiana Hoosiers
Indiana comes to Crisler Center having won three of its last five games, including back-to-back home wins last week over ranked opponents then-#20 Iowa (W, 93-86, Feb. 27) and then-#22 Ohio State (W, 72-64, March 2). However, the Hoosiers dropped a 70-60 decision to Nebraska at Assembly Hall (March 5).
Sophomore Yogi Ferrell leads Indiana with 17.4 points per game and 3.8 assists per game . Half of his offensive production has come from long range as he has knocked down 82 three-pointers and is shooting 40.4 percent. In his last game against U-M, he knocked down seven triples. Freshman Noah Vonlah, who has missed the last two games with a foot injury, averages nearly a double-double with 11.6 points and 9.1 rebounds per game, while shooting 53.6 from the floor and 55.6 percent from long range (15-for-27). Senior Will Sheehey gives IU three double figure scorers as he has elevated his output to 11.2 per game. He leads the Hoosiers with 28 steals and is shooting 46.1 percent from the field.
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