Indiana Postgame Notes vs. Michigan
Jan. 7, 2009
Indiana Game Notes
After Michigan took a 6-5 lead at the 17:17 mark, Indiana went on an 18-2 run over the next 8:57 to build a 23-8 lead over the Wolverines. Over that stretch, IU went 6-for-9 from the field while Michigan was 1-for-11 overall and 0-for-8 from downtown. IU also went 4-for-4 from the free-throw line over the stretch.
Indiana's 17-point lead (39-22) was its largest at the half this season, topping an 11-point edge against IUPUI in the second game of the year. IU shot 15-for-30 (50.0 percent) for the half, while Michigan shot 7-for-28 (25.0 percent).
The Hoosiers hit two more three-pointers in the opening stanza (5-for-8) than Michigan (3-for-18) despite having 10 fewer attempts from downtown. After U-M hit its first two threes of the game, the Hoosier defense held it to 1-for-16 the rest of the way into the locker room.
The game was Indiana's first overtime contest of the season, and the first since IU played bonus basketball against Penn State on March 9, 2008.
Indiana outrebounded Michigan, 40-35, the sixth time this season that the Hoosiers have grabbed more boards than their opposition and the third time in the last four games. Indiana dominated the paint as well, outscoring the Wolverines under the basket, 26-14.
Verdell Jones III put the Hoosiers on the board with a layup 23 seconds into the game. It is the first time this season that Jones has scored IU's first points and he is the sixth different Hoosier to net Indiana's opening points on the year.
Jones grabbed a career-best seven boards and dished out a career-best six assists in the contest. Matt Roth pulled down a career-best four caroms as well.
Devan Dumes matched a career high with three steals against the Wolverines, matching his total against TCU. His four three-pointers matched the career-high total that he put up against Northwestern State and Lipscomb.
Nick Williams had another excellent all-around game, scoring 14 points on 6-of-12 shooting and adding seven boards and a steal. He is averaging 14.0 points and 6.0 rebounds so far in Big Ten play.
Verdell Jones III had 13 points to go along with his career highs in rebounds and assists. He also had two blocks in a career-high 40 minutes.
Devan Dumes led the Hoosiers with 17 points on 6-for-15 shooting, including 4-for-9 from three-point range. Dumes added three assists to go along with his three steals.
Tom Pritchard had nine points and nine rebounds in a career-best 40 minutes. He is now averaging 12.5 points and 7.4 rebounds on the year and 14.7 points and 9.0 rebounds at Assembly Hall.
Matt Roth went 3-for-7 from three-point land, scoring nine points with his four boards. He also had a steal in 34 minutes.
Malik Story was 1-for-2 with two points and two rebounds in 11 minutes, while Kyle Taber added two points, four boards and a steal in 12 minutes off the bench. Daniel Moore had three assists, two rebounds and a steal in his 13 minutes of work.
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