Jan. 13, 2011
| Michigan (11-6, 1-3) at Indiana (9-8, 0-4)
||Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011
||8:00 p.m. ET
||Bloomington, Ind. - Assembly Hall (17,357)
| Series Record
||Indiana leads, 99-54
| Last Meeting
||Indiana 45, Michigan 69 - Jan. 14, 2010 - Ann Arbor, Mich.
||Big Ten Network (Eric Collins and Quinn Buckner)
|| IU Radio Network (Listen) | Sirius 121/XM 141
| Live Stats
||Indiana | Michigan
||Indiana | Michigan
| Social Media
||@TomCrean | @IUShanaDan
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.
Indiana named Tom Crean as its 28th men's basketball coach on April 2, 2008, and is in his third year with the Hoosiers. He is 215-150 all-time as a head coach, collecting his 200th career win last year against Pitt at Madison Square Garden as part of the Jimmy V Classic. He came to Indiana from Marquette where he was 190-96 (66.4) in nine seasons and made five NCAA Tournament appearances, including the 2003 Final Four.
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 is in its 111th season of college basketball.
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.
The Hoosiers will not have a four-year player in the program until Verdell Jones III, Tom Pritchard, Matt Roth, Daniel Moore and Kory Barnett enter their senior year.
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
The Wolverines are led by Darius Morris, one of the most improved players statistically in the Big Ten this season. He has five double-doubles this year and they have been of the points-assists variety. Freshman Tim Hardaway (11.3) joins Morris (15.2) as the only two Wolverines to average double figures in scoring. Michigan does have balance from the 3-point arc, as five players have made over 20 triples this year and they are shooting almost 33 percent as a team while holding opponents to 30 percent.