Postgame Notes - Indiana at Michigan
March 10, 2013
No. 2/2 Indiana at No. 7/8 Michigan
Indiana finishes the regular season with a 26-5 overall record and a 14-4 mark in Big Ten play, claiming its 21st Big Ten title and the first outright title since 1993.
The Hoosiers finish Big Ten play with a conference-best 7-2 mark in road games, giving Michigan State, Ohio State and Michigan their only home losses of the season
The win is the first in Ann Arbor since Jan. 8, 2008, when the Hoosiers topped the Wolverines, 78-64.
Indiana improves to 7-1 against teams ranked in the AP Top 25 at the time the teams played, the most wins in the country in that regard. Against the Top 10, Indiana is 5-0 with two wins against both Michigan and Michigan State and then one win against Ohio State.
The Hoosiers have won three games on the road against teams ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 in a single season (Michigan State, 4; Ohio State, 10; Michigan, 7) for the first time in school history.
Trailing by five with 52 seconds left, IU outscored Michigan 6-0 over the remainder of the game to come away with the win.
This marks the second time this season that IU has trailed at the half and rallied to win. Indiana trailed 30-29 to Georgia at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Nov. 19.
The Hoosiers trailed by 11 points with just over five minutes left in the first half, making it the biggest comeback win of the year.
The 53 total rebounds for the Hoosiers tie a season-best (vs. Central Connecticut State, 12/8/12).
The +23 advantage on the boards also matches a season best (vs. Mount St. Mary's, 12/19/12).
Indiana collected 24 offensive rebounds, the most since grabbing 24 against Ole Miss on Nov. 19, 2009, in Puerto Rico.
With Oladipo and Zeller both recording double-doubles in the game, it is the second time in as many games this season against Michigan that the Hoosiers have had a pair of players post double-doubles (Zeller and Watford on Feb. 2 in Bloomington).
Cody Zeller had 25 points and 10 rebounds for his 14th career double-double and his ninth this season (eight in Big Ten play). That output also gives him 1,084 career points, moving into 41st on the career scoring list at Indiana. His layup with 13 seconds left proved to be the game-winning basket for the Hoosiers.
Victor Oladipo also recorded a double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds. It is his second career double-double and second of the season. The 13 rebounds is also a career-high. He now has 1,052 career points to hold down 43rd place on the career scoring list at IU.
Christian Watford had three points and six rebounds in 29 minutes. His career point total now stands at 1,670, remaining in 11th place on the career scoring list at Indiana.
Jordan Hulls connected on a pair of 3-point field goals early and finished with nine points and three rebounds. He has 1,297 career points, two shy of passing Tom Bolyard for 26th place on the IU career scoring list.
Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell had six points, five rebounds and three assists, including the assist to Zeller for the game-winning layup with 13 seconds left. He has 132 assists on the season, which is the second-most in school history by a freshman (Isiah Thomas, 159).
Will Sheehey was the third IU player in double double figures with 10 points off the bench while also grabbing four rebounds.
Freshman Jeremy Hollowell had five points and five rebounds off the bench in just 12 minutes.
Remy Abell had one rebound and one assist in nine minutes off the bench
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