Feb. 1, 2012
With the win, Michigan improves to 17-6 for the season and 7-3 in Big Ten play. The Wolverines remain undefeated (13-0) at Crisler Center this season.
Wednesday's win marked U-M's third straight victory over Indiana inside Crisler Center. Michigan improves to 56-101 (52-94*) all-time against Indiana. The Wolverines are now 43-36 against the Hoosiers in Ann Arbor. Head coach John Beilein is now 4-4 against IU in his Michigan career.
Tuesday's matchup marked the second of two meetings between Michigan and Indiana this season. The Wolverines fell to the Hoosiers, 73-71, on Jan. 5 in Bloomington.
This was the Wolverines' second of three consecutive games against ranked opponents. U-M is now 3-2 against ranked foes in conference play and 4-3 overall in such contests.
Michigan's defense limited Indiana, the Big Ten's highest-scoring team (79.5 ppg), to 56 points on 45 percent (21-of-47) shooting. This was just the second time this season a defense has held the Hoosiers to less than 60 points.
For the sixth time this season, Trey Burke led the Wolverines with 18 points on 5-of-9 (56 percent) shooting, including a perfect 2-of-2 from three-point range and 6-of-8 (75 percent) from the free throw line. He has reached double figures in all but three games this season. Burke also tied a team high with four assists and added four rebounds, a block and a steal.
Zack Novak scored 13 points on 3-of-5 (60 percent) shooting, with all of his field goal attempts coming from behind the arc. It was his 10th game registering double-digit points this season. Novak also tied Jordan Morgan with a team-high five rebounds and added two assists and a steal.
Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 13 points on 4-of-14 (29 percent) shooting, including 2-of-8 (25 percent) from three-point range. He has reached double figures in four of his last five games. Hardaway added three assists, two rebounds and a block.
Michigan shot 48 percent (22-of-46) from the field; 52 percent (13-of-25) in the first half and 43 percent (9-of-21) in the second half. U-M shot 41 percent (9-of-22) from three-point range; 50 percent (1-of-2) in the first half and 38 percent (3-of-8) in the second half.
The Wolverines shot 10-of-12 (83 percent) from the free throw line for the last 1:23 of the game. For the game, U-M shot 15-of-19 (79 percent) from the charity stripe.
Michigan lost the rebounding battle 30-24. The Wolverines are now 4-4 this season when they are outrebounded by their opponent.
The Wolverines had 13 assists and tied a season low with six turnovers. It was the seventh time this season that Michigan had less than 10 turnovers. U-M is 11-3 this season when registering a positive assist/turnover ratio.
U-M's defense forced Michigan State into 14 turnovers, leading to 17 points. Michigan is 10-2 this season when it commits fewer turnovers than its opponent.
Michigan outscored Indiana in points in the paint (24-18), points off turnovers (17-6) and fast-break points (6-2). The Hoosiers outscored the Wolverines in second-chance points (9-3).
The game featured no ties and Michigan led the entire game. The Wolverines led by as many as 20 in the first half, and although Indiana cut the lead back down to two in the second half, the Wolverines never relinquished their advantage.
The Wolverines are now 7-4 this season when wearing their maize jerseys.
For the fifth straight game, Michigan went with the starting lineup of Trey Burke, Stu Douglass, Zack Novak, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Jordan Morgan. Douglass has now appeared in 125 consecutive games for the Wolverines, having not missed a single game in his career.