Hoosiers Play Host to Michigan Saturday Night
Jan. 13, 2011
THE OPENING TIP
The Hoosiers will play their only home game in between four road games when it hosts Michigan on Saturday night. The Hoosiers are coming off a 93-81 loss at Northwestern, while the Wolverines fell Wednesday night at home to Ohio State, 68-64. Last year when the teams met in Bloomington, the Hoosiers won 71-65.
John Beilein is in his 29th season as college head coach overall and his fourth at Michigan. With the Wolverines he is 57-58 and overall he is 533-333 with stops at Nazareth, Le Moyne, Canisius, Richmond and West Virginia prior to his arrival in Ann Arbor.
Indiana has won 12 of its last 13 games against Michigan in Bloomington.
The Hoosiers are averaging 78.3 points per game at home and are shooting 51.2 percent from the field and 42.1 percent from 3-point range in 11 games at Assembly Hall.
Junior Verdell Jones III needs 35 points to become the 42nd player in IU history to reach 1,000 points in their career. He has scored 965 career points and has averaged 12.9 points for his career.
Sophomore Christian Watford is eighth in the Big Ten averaging 16.4 points per game, which is the most of any sophomore in the Big Ten. He is sixth in the conference in free throw percentage (83.2) and has made a league-high 84 free throws in 101 attempts.
Sophomore Jordan Hulls is sixth in the league in 3-point field goal percentage (49.2 percent), and also is sixth overall in the Big Ten hitting 55.0 percent of his field goal attempts. He is averaging 11.8 points in Big Ten play.
Freshman Victor Oladipo is averaging 14.0 points and 5.0 rebounds in the last five games and is shooting 54.3 percent from the floor during that time. He also is ninth in the league in steals at 1.41 per game.
A GLANCE AT MICHIGAN
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