Feb. 12, 2017
» Derrick Walton Jr. led U-M in scoring for the fifth straight game with his fifth consecutive 20-plus performance. Walton finished with 25 points, five rebounds and four assists.
» Moritz Wagner recorded his first career double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds, while D. J. Wilson also scored in double figures with 13 points.
» Michigan continues to lead the nation in fewest turnovers per game, committing just eight today while forcing Indiana to commit 15. U-M outscored the Hoosiers, 20-6, in points off turnovers.
Site: Bloomington, Ind. (Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall)
Score: Michigan 75, Indiana 63
Records: U-M (16-9, 6-6 B1G), IU (15-11, 5-8 B1G)
Next U-M Event: Thursday, Feb. 16 -- vs. Wisconsin (Crisler Center), 7 p.m. [ TV: ESPN ]
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The University of Michigan men's basketball team earned a 75-63 road victory over Indiana on Sunday (Feb. 12) inside Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. It marked the first time the Wolverines defeated the Hoosiers twice in the same Big Ten season since 1994-95 and the first win at Assembly Hall since Jan. 7, 2009 (72-66, OT).
For the fifth straight game, Derrick Walton Jr. led U-M in scoring, recording his fifth consecutive 20-plus point performance with 25 points. He also added four assists and five rebounds, pulling him with two rebounds of starting his own club with 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 400 assists. He currently has 1,249 points, 498 rebounds and 404 assists.
Moritz Wagner notched his first career double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds, while D.J. Wilson rounded out the Wolverines with double-digit points with 13 and added three blocks and three steals.
Michigan led wire to wire, as Walton opened the game with a three-pointer just 47 seconds in. The teams traded baskets, including consecutive three-point plays from Irvin and IU's De'Ron Davis, and the Wolverines led 14-11 at the second media timeout (11:59).
The Maize and Blue then went on an 8-2 run bookended by three-pointers from Duncan Robinson and Walton to go up 22-13 with 9:15 left in the opening half. The Hoosiers cut U-M's lead back to five on two occasions before Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman scored five straight points to spark an 8-0 run that gave Michigan a 13-point lead, 33-20, with four minutes on the clock. IU outscored U-M 5-2 in the final minutes to make it a 10-point game, 35-25, at the halftime break.
U-M got off to a slow start in the second half, scoring just two points in the first six minutes, while Indiana scored seven to cut the Wolverines' lead back to six, 38-32, with 14:17 remaining. Walton got the Maize and Blue going again with an old-fashioned three-point play to jumpstart an 8-3 run that regained a double-digit lead for U-M, 46-35. IU hit threes on consecutive possessions to trim Michigan's lead to seven, 50-43, at the 10:13 mark.
Wilson started and finished a 6-0 Wolverine run, helping Michigan match its largest lead of the afternoon, 56-43, with 8:30 to play. U-M had an answer for every Indiana bucket and maintained a double-digit lead with two minutes to go, when the Hoosiers scored four quick points to make it an eight-point game, 65-57, with 1:04 remaining, but that was as close as IU's comeback efforts came. Indiana was forced to foul in the final minute, and Michigan was a perfect 6-for-6 from the charity stripe to seal the win. Walton finished the game 9-for-9 from the foul line.
Michigan continues to lead the nation in fewest turnovers per game, committing just eight today while forcing Indiana to commit 15, and U-M outscored the Hoosiers 20-6 in points off turnovers. U-M's opponents have had more than 10 turnovers in 21 of 25 games this season.
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The Wolverines will host No. 7 Wisconsin on Thursday (Feb. 16) at 7 p.m. inside Crisler Center. The game will be nationally televised on ESPN. [ Tickets ]
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