Indiana Welcomes Michigan to Bloomington
Jan. 26, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Returning home for the first time in 11 days, the No. 23/24 Indiana men's basketball team will host Michigan at noon on Saturday, Jan. 27. IU holds a perfect 10-0 mark at Assembly Hall this season and has won 12 straight on Branch McCracken Court dating back to last year. ESPN will televise the game nationally, with Dave O'Brien (play-by-play) and Rick Majerus (analyst) on the call.
On The Air
The Indiana-Michigan Series
Below is a look at the meetings between Indiana and Michigan over the past three seasons:
Date Outcome Location
Last Time vs. Michigan
Senior forward Marco Killingsworth paced four Hoosiers in double figures with his seventh double-double of the season. The Montgomery, Ala., native finished with 19 points on 9-of-13 from the field to go along with 13 rebounds. Junior guard Roderick Wilmont notched his seventh double-digit scoring performance off the bench with 13 points, including a quartet of free throws down the stretch. Sophomore guard/forward Robert Vaden and senior guard Marshall Strickland rounded out the Hoosier scoring attack with 13 and 12 points, respectively.
Indiana shot 25-of-55 (45.4 percent) from the field, including seven buckets from behind the 3-point arc. The Hoosiers and Wolverines were even on the boards at 31 apiece, while IU forced U-M into a season-high 24 turnovers. Michigan finished 21-of-41 (45.7 percent) from the field, but kept pace with Indiana in the scoring column by hitting on 20-of-27 from the charity stripe.
Senior guard Dion Harris leads the Wolverines with 13.2 points and 4.2 assists per game. He has started 19 times and leads the team averaging 30.7 minutes. Courtney Sims is the only other Wolverine in double figures. The senior center holds a 12.1 scoring average with 6.0 rebounds. Senior forward Brent Petway is tops on the team averaging 6.3 boards.
Tommy Amaker is in his sixth season in Ann Arbor and his 10th season overall. With the Wolverines, Amaker carries a 103-75 (.579) record and holds a 171-130 (.568) overall mark. Amaker has not beaten the Hoosiers in nine tries.
Michigan Last Time Out
Michigan had a pair of double-digit scorers, with Courtney Sims (Boston, Mass./Noble & Greenough School) leading the way with 16 points on 5-of-8 shooting, including 6-of-7 from the charity stripe. Senior Lester Abram (Pontiac, Mich./Northern HS) was the Maize and Blue's other double-digit scorer, finishing with 10 tallies on 4-of-6 shooting.
Defensively, Indiana is limiting opponents to 57.8 points and 40.5-percent shooting at home compared to 63.1 points and 41.0 percent away from Assembly Hall.
In their losses, the Hoosiers are averaging 54.0 points per game on 37.7-percent shooting and 32.2 percent from downtown. Those numbers improve to 69.2 points per contest, 44.0 percent overall and 35.1 percent from 3-point range in the games following a loss.
In The Polls
Four of the Hoosiers' 2006-07 opponents appear in the A.P. Top 25 and five in the Coaches' Poll. Indiana has already faced No. 5/5 Ohio State, No. 10/10 Duke and No. 14/11 Butler and No. RV/25 Kentucky this season. Additionally, five foes are receiving votes in the A.P. poll, while three are receiving votes in the Coaches' poll.
Additionally, the Hoosiers won four of their first five conference games for the fifth straight season, and their 14-5 start is the best 19-game mark to open a campaign since the 2002-03 club started 14-5.
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