Men's Basketball

    Hoosiers Head to Michigan for Saturday Match-Up

    Go Hoosiers! Verdell Jones III
    Go Hoosiers!
    Verdell Jones III
    Go Hoosiers!

    Feb. 11, 2011

    Indiana (12-13, 3-9) at Michigan (15-10, 5-7)
     Date Saturday, February 12, 2011
     Time 4 p.m. ET
     Location Crisler Arena - 13,751 (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
     Series Record IU leads 100-54
     Last Meeting Jan. 15, 2011 - at Indiana 80, Michigan 61
     Television Big Ten Network (Wayne Larrivee and Shon Morris)
     Radio IU Radio Network (Listen | Fee) | Sirius 121/XM 141
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    Game Notes Indiana | Michigan
    Season Statistics Indiana | Michigan
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    THE OPENING TIP
    The Hoosiers will finish a two-game road trip when they visit Michigan on Saturday afternoon. Indiana is coming off a 67-53 loss at Purdue on Tuesday night. Michigan defeated Northwestern at home, 75-66, on Wednesday evening. The Hoosiers won the first meeting in Bloomington, 80-61, on January 15.

    THE COACHES
    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 218-155 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 a college head coach overall and in his fourth year at Michigan. With the Wolverines, he is 62-60 and overall he is 538-335 with stops at Nazareth, Le Moyne, Canisius, Richmond and West Virginia prior to his arrival in Ann Arbor.

    QUICK HITS
    Indiana is in its 111th season of college basketball.

    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 had 10 points against Purdue. He returned to the lineup against Minnesota after missing three games with inflammation of the right knee and had 12 points and five rebounds. He become the 42nd player in IU history to reach 1,000 points in their career when he scored 15 points against Wisconsin on Jan. 20. He has averaged 12.9 points in 80 career games.

    Jones had 24 points and made 9-of-10 field goals as the Hoosiers posted an 80-61 victory over Michigan in Assembly Hall on January 15.

    Fall signee Cody Zeller was selected to the play in the 2011 McDonald's All-America game. The Washington, Ind., native is the third member of his family, joining brother's Luke and Tyler, to be selected to play in the event. When he plays for IU, he will be the 25th player to wear the Hoosiers' uniform as a McDonald's All-American.

    Sophomore Jordan Hulls is sixth in the league in 3-point field goal percentage (45.3 percent), and also is ninth overall in the Big Ten hitting 51.6 percent of his field goal attempts. He is averaging 13.6 points in Big Ten play and has made all 22 of his free throw attempts in league play.

    Freshman Will Sheehey had a career-high 14 points against Purdue and had 12 against Iowa. He has started the last six games and has averaged 7.7 points in that time frame.

    Freshman Victor Oladipo had eight points against Purdue and also had 12 points against Iowa and made 11-of-13 free throw attempts in those two games. He has scored in double figures in 6-of-12 Big Ten games this season.

    Sophomore Christian Watford is out indefinitely with a broken left hand he suffered against Michigan State on Jan. 30, where he had 21 points and five boards. He had surgery to repair the break on February 1. He is the team's leading scorer and is eighth in the conference averaging 17.0 points. He is fifth in the conference in free throw percentage (83.5) and has made a team-high 111 free throws in 133 attempts.

    Sophomore guard Maurice Creek will be out indefinitely after suffering a stress fracture on his right patella near the end of the game against Michigan on Jan. 15. He had successful surgery on Thursday, Jan. 20. Last year, Creek missed all of the Big Ten season with a fractured left patella. He started 13 games this season and averaged 8.3 points. Last year, Creek was averaging 16.4 points before he suffered injury.

    Junior Daniel Moore has been the defensive stopper guarding Illinois' Brandon Paul and Minnesota's Blake Hoffarber on game-tying 3-point field goal attempts in the final seconds of both Hoosier wins.

    Junior Matt Roth nailed 4-of-5 triples and finished with 12 points against Michigan State and had nine against Minnesota.

    Senior Jeremiah Rivers had seven points and four rebounds against Iowa and added 10 points and his first career 3-pointer at MSU. An outstanding defender, he is averaging 5.2 points in the last 10 games.

    Sophomore Derek Elston gained the starting nod in place of Watford and had eight points, six rebounds and two steals against Minnesota. He also had six points against Iowa. He has started 10 games this season.

    Junior Tom Pritchard had six points and six boards at Purdue and has started the last eight games. He led the Hoosiers with a season-high 12 points and added seven rebounds in the win against Minnesota.

    Sophomore Bobby Capobianco played 27 minutes combined against Minnesota and Iowa.

    A GLANCE AT MICHIGAN
    Darius Morris is the leader of the Wolverines, recording 15.6 points and 6.9 assists per game. The only other double-figure scorer is Tim Hardaway Jr. at 12.0 points per game. Zack Novak is just outside double figures at 9.3, but is connecting on 40 percent of his 3-point attempts. Michigan is averaging fewer rebounds than its opponents, but has turned the ball over 34 fewer times.

     

     

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