At the Buzzer: Michigan 75, Indiana 63

  • 02/12/2017 3:12 pm in

Quick thoughts on a 75-63 loss to Michigan:

How it happened: In a game it absolutely had to have to keep its NCAA tournament chances alive, Indiana delivered a dud in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall on Sunday afternoon. Turnovers set the tone early and Indiana never gained traction as Michigan rode strong 3-point shooting in the first half to build a 10-point lead. The second half wasn’t much better. Even as Michigan faltered offensively to begin the second half, Indiana couldn’t capitalize. The Wolverines built their built a lead of 13 with 8:30 to play and Indiana never got closer than six the rest of the way. Fans left early and boos reigned down at times. Indiana’s homecourt advantage in Bloomington, a major strength in previous seasons, is no more. Indiana has dropped four of its eight conference road games this season. The Hoosiers have now lost five of their last six games. With four of their last five on the road, Indiana’s once promising season is officially off the rails.

Standout performer: De’Ron Davis was the lone bright spot for Indiana as the freshman big man had 13 points (4-of-5 FG, 5-of-6 FT) in 14 minutes of action.

Statistic that stands out: This was Michigan’s second win in their last 19 trips to Bloomington. The Wolverines hadn’t won a true road game all season before Sunday.

Final IU individual stats:

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  • SidelineSportsNetwork

    And made two Elite 8’s.

  • sarge

    I am sure it is horrible

  • Yea why not.

  • sarge

    Yeah, this guy is an idiot. He is just here to anger people. No fan of this program would make the caliber of comments he/she makes.

  • sarge

    Yeah, everyone knows. The guy that constantly trolls and changes his username. You need to get a life.

  • So if I am trolling, then a lot of people must because there are a lot in agreement.

  • sarge

    That’s because an ugly season is our reality and they are angry. You are here to feed that, that’s what trolls do. You also have half as many upvotes as comments. Not what I would call “a lot in agreement” with your awful opinion. I don’t get a ton of upvotes, but even I have more than my number of comments.

  • Meaning the whole “tradition” thing and living in the past. Time to move on from that. History can be kept in books. But it doesn’t work in recruiting and winning now.

  • Apoc

    Nevermind…I take back my last bright side comment. After seeing Northwestern play at the Kohl Center without Lindsey…well, let’s just say IU is coming in for a rough landing and I’m going to have to go further in IU’s schedule for the next possible victory…IU could possibly win the first game of the B1G tourney…hopefully..

  • SilentBob

    Does he? As a player or coach or both? I was four when his playing days were over so I don’t know anything in that regard. Also must admit I don’t go out of my way to watch northwestern games, just have been real impressed with what they have built. Very scrappy and seem to have a chip on your shoulder, which is the kind of basketball I like, but often walks a fine line between dirty and “physical.” Probably cause I grew up with brothers much older and bigger than me that I sympathize with trash talkers and dirty tacticians, they were my only weapons growing up and probably why Kevin Garnett was my favorite player as a child.

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  • Ole Man

    He royally “flushed” a couple of players to get them off the team at Northwestern.

  • SilentBob

    Thanks for the heads up. Read about it, and indeed quite disturbing if true.

  • IUMIKE1

    Yep, and even it was a younger team he has been here long enough that it being a young team would be the result of his decision making. I personally don’t want to ever hear that come out of his mouth again. We have faced more than one or two teams this year that have freshmen logging just as many, if not more, minutes than our freshmen do and those teams are winning.

  • Ole Man

    No problem. We don’t need that or even hints of it at IU. That’s why I soured on him as a choice. Really good coach; really “say what” on the other.