Wolverines Fire on All Cylinders in Win over Indiana

Jan. 26, 2017

What You Need to Know
» Michigan's 30-point win is the second-largest over the Hoosiers in program history (+48, Feb. 22, 1998).
» The Wolverines forced 16 Hoosier turnovers, outscored Indiana 22-4 on points off turnovers and committed just six turnovers, posting less than six for the fifth time this season.
» Six Wolverines scored in double figures, including all five starters, led by 21 from Derrick Walton Jr.
» Moritz Wagner (14), Duncan Robinson (13), Zak Irvin and Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman (12), and D.J. Wilson (11) joined Walton in double-digit scoring.
» Michigan shot 63 percent (31-for-49) from the field, its second-best shooting performance of the season.

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Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Crisler Center)
Score: Michigan 90, Indiana 60
Records: U-M (14-7, 4-4 B1G), IU (14-7, 4-4 B1G)
Next U-M Event: Sunday, Jan. 29 -- at Michigan State (East Lansing, Mich.), 1 p.m. [ TV: CBS ]

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Behind six players with double-digit points, the University of Michigan men's basketball team earned a decisive 90-60 win over Indiana on Thursday (Jan. 26) inside Crisler Center. The 30-point win is the second largest over the Hoosiers in program history (+48, Feb. 22, 1998) and helped U-M improve to .500 in Big Ten Conference player with a 4-4 mark.

Derrick Walton Jr. led six Wolverines in double figures with 21 points on 7-for-8 shooting. It is the first time Michigan had six players in double digits since Dec. 12, 2015, against Delaware State. All five starters finished with double figures, as Moritz Wagner (14), Zak Irvin (12), Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman (12), and D.J. Wilson (11) joined Walton, and Duncan Robinson also came off the bench to score 13 points.

Men's Basketball vs. Indiana

The Wolverines shot 63 percent (31-for-49) from the field, their second-best shooting performance of the season, including 55 percent from long range (11-for-20). Six different players connected from three-point land, led by Abdur-Rahkman and Robinson with three triples each.

After IU scored the first points of the game, Michigan went on an 8-0 run, with the help of six straight points from Wagner, and then U-M extended that to an 18-2 run to take an 18-4 lead with 12:52 left in the first half. Five different Wolverines contributed to the scoring column during that run.

With Michigan leading 23-9, the Wolverines caught fire from three-point range, as their next 12 points all came from beyond the arc. Robinson got the Maize and Blue going with a pair of triples, and then Mark Donnal and Walton followed with one each, and Michigan led by 15, 35-20, at the 6:52 mark. The Hoosiers pulled within 12 on three occasions, but the Wolverines quickly increased their lead back to 18 after an Abdur-Rahkman three from the corner and an old-fashioned three-point play from Walton.

Down the stretch, Robinson's third three of the half and a monster dunk from Wilson (watch below) on an assist from Wagner helped give Michigan a 15-point lead at the break, 50-35.

The red-hot shooting continued in the second half as the Wolverines pushed their lead to more than 20 points, 65-42, following back-to-back three-pointers from Abdur-Rahkman and Wilson (13:58).

Free throws were a huge key to U-M's success in the second half, as the Maize and Blue got to the rim and got fouled on multiple occasions. Eight of Michigan's next 16 points came from the free throw line, and U-M led 81-51 with 5:36 remaining in the game. Overall, U-M went 14-for-18 from the charity stripe.

The Wolverines led by as much as 37 points in the final minutes and cruised to a 30-point victory, 90-60.

Next up, the Wolverines will travel to East Lansing to take on in-state rival Michigan State on Sunday (Jan. 29) at 1 p.m. inside the Breslin Center. The game will be televised live on CBS. [ Tickets ]

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