POTB 109: Analyzing IU’s magnificent win at Michigan

Podcast on the Brink is back for a new episode with host Jerod Morris of The Assembly Call. The show is currently available weekly. You can access a full archive of episodes here.

In this week’s edition of the show, Morris and Inside the Hall editor Alex Bozich take a deep dive into IU’s 80-67 win over Michigan on Tuesday night at the Crisler Center.

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Five takeaways from Indiana’s win over Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Indiana moved to 19-4 overall and 9-1 in the Big Ten in impressive fashion on Tuesday night as the Hoosiers dismantled Michigan at the Crisler Center.

Here’s a look at five takeaways from the win over the Wolverines:

· This was Indiana’s most complete performance of the season: The Hoosiers destroyed Ohio State, Illinois and Northwestern in Assembly Hall, but the performance on Tuesday night was their best effort so far this season.

After falling behind 15-4, Indiana outscored Michigan 41-9 the remainder of the first half. The Hoosiers had a 28-0 scoring run against a team that came in with one of the top 15 offenses in the country. This wasn’t just an offensive outburst from the Hoosiers, the defense was right there as well. Indiana held Michigan below one point per possession (.97) for the first time in conference play.

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The Minute After: Michigan

Thoughts on a 80-67 win in Ann Arbor: 

Tom Crean was angry.

Yogi Ferrell had just frozen in the lane instead of following Derrick Walton out to the left corner. Walton drilled a 3-pointer in front of the IU bench and Indiana found itself down 15-4 at the 14:31 mark with four turnovers to boot. So Crean called a timeout to right the ship.

His team responded in an enormous way.

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Video: IU players react to win at Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Max Bielfeldt, Robert Johnson and OG Anunoby met with the media following Indiana’s 80-67 win over Michigan on Tuesday night at the Crisler Center.

Watch their postgame comments below:

Video: Tom Crean reacts to win at Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Tom Crean met with the media following Indiana’s 80-67 win over Michigan on Tuesday night at the Crisler Center.

Watch the full press conference below:

Video: John Beilein, Michigan players react to loss to Indiana

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – John Beilein, Duncan Robinson and Zak Irvin met with the media following Michigan’s 80-67 loss to Indiana on Tuesday night at the Crisler Center.

Watch their postgame reaction below:

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At the Buzzer: Indiana 80, Michigan 67

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Quick thoughts on Indiana’s 80-67 win over Michigan:

How it happened: Indiana found itself trailing Michigan 15-4 with 14:31 remaining in the first half and the Crisler Center crowd sent the Wolverines to a Hoosier timeout on its feet. But Indiana quickly stabilized things and battled back to pull within one at 21-20 on a Juwan Morgan layup. Michigan’s next basket, a 3-pointer by Duncan Robinson at the 9:05 mark, would be its final points of the half. Indiana scored 25 unanswered on the Wolverines. The first half totals for IU: 1.30 points per possession with an effective field goal percentage of 71. Things didn’t improve much for Michigan from there as Indiana cruised in the second half to its ninth Big Ten victory (matching last season’s total) and 19th win overall. This was a dominating performance on the road against a team that beat Maryland on the same floor three weeks ago.

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