Today Michigan honored former U-M All-American Phil Hubbard (1975-79), retiring his No. 35 jersey in a halftime ceremony. Hubbard joined former U-M All-American and 1966 NCAA Player of the Year Cazzie Russell (1964-66), whose jersey was retired Dec. 11, 1993, and former U-M All-American Rudy Tomjanovich (1967-70), whose jersey was retired Feb. 8, 2003.
Today's loss marks head coach Tommy Amaker's fifth loss against Indiana, dropping his record to 0-5 against the Hoosiers.
Today's loss at Crisler Arena gives the Wolverines an 8-2 record in Ann Arbor this season.
With today's loss to Indiana, Michigan now holds a 1-1 record in Big Ten Conference play. The Hoosiers currently lead the all-time series 82-48 over the Wolverines.
For the 11th time this season, Michigan put up the first points of the ballgame. The loss to Indiana puts U-M's record at 9-3 after scoring first.
Michigan scored a season-low 19 points in the first half this afternoon, trailing Indiana 29-19. U-M recorded its previous low of 30 two times, against Delaware State (Dec. 22) and vs. Fairfield (Jan. 3). After the loss to the Hoosiers, the Wolverines are now 0-2 after being down at the half.
The Wolverines shot a season-low 28.1 percent from the field (9-32) for the first half of the contest. The previous low was 38.5 (10-26) against Delaware State (Dec. 22).
Michigan had only three free throws throughout the contest, not shooting its first until Daniel Horton's two with 9:20 remaining in the second half. The last time the Wolverines shot only three free throws was on Feb. 25, 1998, at Penn State when they went 3-for-3.
Indiana's four free throws mark the lowest number of free throws allowed by the Wolverines since Mar. 13, 1993, when Michigan held Northwestern to four in Ann Arbor.
With Michigan's 19 points in the first half, it marked the first time the Wolverines put up fewer than 20 points since Feb. 12, 2003, when the Wolverines scored only 18 in the first half in a 63-49 loss at Indiana.
With a runner at the 17:13 mark of the first half, senior wing Bernard Robinson Jr. scored his 600th career point in Big Ten Conference play. Robinson finished the game with 16 points to up his Big Ten total to 614.
Robinson handed off two steals, giving him at least one steal in his last 13 consecutive games.
With two steals for the afternoon, Robinson increased his all-time swipe total to 134. He is now within three steals of Louis Bullock (1995-99), who holds sixth place on the all-time list with 137.
With 16 points and six boards, Robinson led the Wolverines in both categories for the third time this season. Robinson shared the high rebound honor with Lester Abram today.
Robinson matched has career high in minutes played today with 39. He has matched that total three other times with the most recent being the last time Michigan met Indiana (March 14, 2003).
With a free throw in the second half, sophomore guard Daniel Horton scored the 600th point in his career. He went on to score five more points to move his all-time total to 606.
Sophomore forward Chris Hunter played for the first time since undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery Dec. 16. Hunter had sat out since the Bowling Green game (Dec. 13). Prior to sitting out due to his injury, Hunter had played 35 consecutive games for the Wolverines and started the first five of the 2003-04 season.
After entering the game with 6:53 left in the first half, Hunter stuffed an Indiana player for a block in his first defensive series. He later went on to pick up two more blocks during the remainder of the half.
Freshman guard Dion Harris tied a career high with six field goals (6-11), matching the his total against Oakland (Nov. 21). Harris also tied his career high of 11 field goals attempted, which he set against Delaware State (Dec. 22).
Harris tied a career high in points today, matching his previous total of 15 set against Oakland (Nov. 21).
Today's attendance was 13,328.
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