Michigan was the top-ranked team in the country for the first time since 1992, but it would not last long as Indiana dominated the Wolverines for most of the game. The Hoosiers struck first when sophomore forward Cody Zeller buried two free throws. Michigan answered with a 3-pointer by Trey Burke, but that was the last time that the Wolverines would lead in the game. The Hoosiers quickly rattled off a 23-10 run to take a 15-point lead, but Michigan came back and finished the half down only 36-32.
Coming out after halftime, the Wolverines were able to tie the game at 40-40 following a foul on a 3-point shot that led to Nik Stauskas making three free throws. The Hoosiers regained control by going on an 11-0 run and never looked back.
The Hoosiers relied on excellent free throw shooting to maintain their lead. Indiana made 14 out of 14 free throw attempts in the final 3:38 of the game.
The Hoosiers had five players in double figures including Zeller, Christian Watford, Jordan Hulls, Victor Oladipo and Kevin Ferrell. Zeller led the team with 19 points and had nine rebounds. Watford added 14 points and 10 rebounds while Oladipo contributed 15 points.
The Hoosiers shot 52 percent from the floor and were seven for 18 from behind the arc. Indiana made 22 of 25 attempted free throws. The one problem for Indiana was 16 offensive turnovers compared to Michigan's eight turnover.
Burke led the Wolverines with 25 points and eight assists. Tim Hardaway, Jr. added 18 points. The Wolverines were 30 of 70 from the floor and only attempted seven free throws, making six free throws.
Indiana's next game will be against Illinois on Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. (ET). Michigan will face No. 11 Ohio State on Feb. 5 at 9 p.m. (ET).
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