At the Buzzer: Indiana 62, Michigan 61
Quick thoughts on a 62-61 win against Michigan:
How it happened
Indiana struggled out of the gate on Saturday at the Crisler Center. The Hoosiers couldn’t guard Jett Howard or Kobe Bufkin and couldn’t take care of the ball offensively. By the 6:27 mark of the first half, Michigan led 32-21 on a Bufkin layup and Indiana looked to be on the ropes. But the Wolverines cooled offensively and Jalen Hood-Schifino started to roll after a tough start. Hood-Schifino scored eight straight points to bring Indiana within five at 34-29. Trayce Jackson-Davis then had two buckets to draw the Hoosiers within four at 37-33. If not for a few point-blank misses late in the half, Indiana could have gone into the locker room with a tie. Jackson-Davis logged all 20 minutes in the first half and had 16 points on 6-for-11 shooting to go along with six rebounds.
Indiana grabbed the lead at 40-39 on a Jackson-Davis bucket, but Michigan had an answer. The Wolverines went on a 10-2 run and forced Mike Woodson to take a timeout with the Hoosiers trailing 49-42 with 13:12 remaining. Out of the timeout, Indiana answered with a Jackson-Davis layup and two free throws from Trey Galloway to make it 49-46 with 12:31 to go. By the under-eight media timeout, Michigan’s lead was 56-54. Out of the timeout, Tarris Reed Jr. split a pair of free throws to make it 57-54 and Indiana immediately answered with a dunk from Jordan Geronimo to get Indiana within one with 6:55 to play. By the final media timeout, Indiana trailed just 61-58 but had missed seven of its last eight shots. The Hoosiers regained the lead on a pair of Hood-Schifino free throws with 2:58 to play. Neither team would score after that as Indiana survived for its 18th victory of the season and ninth in conference play.
Jackson-Davis led Indiana with 28 points and 11 rebounds in 40 minutes. Hood-Schifino was the only other Hoosier in double figures with 21 points. He also had five assists and four rebounds.
Statistics that stand out
Michigan didn’t score for the final 5:12 of the game and Indiana held the Wolverines to just .91 points per possession.
Final IU individual statistics
Final tempo-free statistics
Assembly Call postgame show
(Photo credit: IU Athletics)
Filed to: Michigan Wolverines