Hoosiers Fall To Wolverines, 58-55
Feb. 17, 2007
Down by as many as 10 points in the contest, Indiana (17-8, 7-5 Big Ten) took its first lead of the game, 47-46, on two free throws by Mike White with 5:01 left.
Michigan (18-9, 6-6 Big Ten) scored on its next two possessions, including Dion Harris' 3-pointer, but two baskets by Mike White tied the game back up at 51-51. White, who didn't score in the game's first 32 minutes, had nine in the next five minutes.
Michigan's Lester Abram gave the Wolverines a one point lead with a free throw, and Smith hit a jumper to make it 54-51 with 1:26 left.
Courtney Sims gave Michigan a five-point lead with two free throws.
Wilmont cut the margin to 56-53 from the line, and Smith's turnover let Mike White make it a one-point game with 20 seconds to go.
Smith made two free throws to give Michigan a 58-55 lead with 16 seconds left. Bassett, Stemler and D.J. White each made last-ditch attempts as the seconds ticked down, all which fell short of their mark.
Michigan was led by Harris, who scored 16 points, while Sims scored 13 and Smith tallied 12.
Indiana's leading scorer D.J. White spent significant minutes on the bench in foul trouble, while guard Earl Calloway did not play due to an injury suffered against Purdue. Suhr, who made his third start of the season, and Mike White, who made his second career start, were instrumental in helping the Hoosiers take the lead in the second half.
Michigan held Indiana to its lowest scoring half this season, holding a 25-18 lead at halftime. The Wolverines snapped an 11 game losing streak to the Hoosiers with the victory, while Indiana lost two straight for the first time this season.
Indiana returns to the friendly confines of Assembly Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 21, as the Hoosiers take on Minnesota at 7 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN Plus. Indiana is 13-0 on Branch McCracken Court this year.
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