At the Buzzer: Michigan 72, Indiana 69

  • 03/11/2016 2:12 pm in

INDIANAPOLIS – Quick thoughts on Indiana’s 72-69 loss to Michigan:

How it happened: Michigan came out as a hungry team with its backs to the wall in need of a win to reenter the NCAA tournament conversation. The Wolverines emerged victorious after a Kameron Chatman 3-pointer from the right corner splashed in with 0.2 seconds to go, leaving top-seeded Indiana with yet another quick exit from the Big Ten tournament. The loss doesn’t change the fact that Indiana is going to the NCAA tournament and should still have a pretty good seed, but taking control late with a five-point lead at 66-61 and then squandering it in the final 2:36 is a tough way to lose. The Hoosiers will now head back to Bloomington and wait to hear their destination for March Madness on Sunday evening.

Standout performer: OG Anunoby came off the bench and scored 13 points on 6-of-6 shooting and made several momentum changing plays on an afternoon where the Hoosiers struggled to sustain offense.

Statistic(s) that stands out: Indiana hit just 4-of-17 of its 3-point attempts and as a result, never really was able to get in any flow offensively all afternoon. The Hoosiers also allowed Michigan to score 1.11 points per possession, a poor defensive performance for a team that finished with one of the Big Ten’s best defenses this season.

Final stats:

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  • Missing Moye

    Agreed. I hope they give CTC a 38 year extension at the end of the season (with no buyout, of course). He’s clearly our guy. I mean, he was COY.

  • pcantidote

    And the hyper emotional 12 year old wing of the fan base arrives. Get a grip.

  • Missing Moye

    And that’s what we call hypocrisy.

  • pcantidote

    Wrong. That’s what we call people who overreact to one bad game. It reminds me of my kids throwing fits over trivial crap.

  • Missing Moye

    One game? I’ve stated, ad nauseam, the reasons why I don’t think CTC is the man for this job, and have been saying so for 4 years. You are free to disagree, but please stop assuming meaning beyond what I say.

  • pcantidote

    Your right, you have been at this for 4 years, and during that time we’ve won 2 outright titles. That alone should make you seriously question the merits of your critique. When you show up here after a loss back on your soapbox despite significant evidence to the contrary you look like an opportunist with an agenda. You’ve created that image for yourself, not me.

  • Missing Moye

    Oh, so due to the timing of my comments, you infer that I’m some sort of opportunist? That sounds like your issue more so than mine. The reality is that I generally work 60+ hours per week and took yesterday off to watch the game, so I had a bit more time than usual to post. But hey, you just keep on assuming and then blaming me for it.

    I’m glad that you seem content with conference championships and early tournament exits. I would like to see more from our program.

  • Ole Man

    Well, you be happy with handing our ribbons to everybody that participates. I’m not and most of Hoosier nation isn’t either.
    There is no disrespect in what I said. There is truth born of actual experience which you can witness over and over.
    You want to make excuses.
    Sorry, I don’t.
    And sorry you want everything sugar coated.

  • yaman22

    You’re seriously comparing winning the big ten regular season championship,
    and making the sweet 16 to participation ribbons.
    I’m not sugar coating the loss yesterday they played a bad game, it happens,
    except to guys like you , I guess,
    who never had a bad day , never made a mistake, perfect every day.