Men's Basketball

    IU Heads to Ann Arbor to Face Michigan

    Go Hoosiers! The Hoosiers face Michigan on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 4 p.m.
    Go Hoosiers!
    The Hoosiers face Michigan on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 4 p.m.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Feb. 16, 2007

    Michigan Game Notes (2-17-07)
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    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The No. 19/24 Indiana men's basketball team heads to Ann Arbor for its second road trip in three days against Michigan at 4 p.m. EST on Saturday, Feb. 17. This is the second regular-season meeting between the two teams, with the Hoosiers downing the Wolverines, 76-61, on Jan. 27. IU has won 11 straight against U-M, 14 of its last 15 and its last four trips to Crisler Arena.

    On The Air
    The Indiana-Michigan game will be televised nationally on ESPN, with Dave Barnett (play-by-play) and Stephen Bardo (analyst) on the call.

    The Indiana University Radio Network will air every Hoosier game, as WHCC (105.1 FM) serves as the flagship station for a network that has more than 40 statewide affiliates. Don Fischer is in his 34th season as the play-by-play man, with former IU guard Todd Leary in his sixth season as color analyst and Joe Smith in his 24th season as the pregame, halftime and postgame host.

    The Indiana-Michigan Series
    Indiana and Michigan will meet for 149th time on Saturday afternoon, with the Hoosiers holding a 97-51 advantage in the all-time series. IU has won 11 straight against U-M, 14 of the last 15 and their last four trips to Ann Arbor. The Hoosiers' last loss at Crisler Arena came on Jan. 9, 2001, a 70-64 defeat.

    Hoosier Head Coach Kelvin Sampson is 1-1 in his career against the Wolverines after Indiana earned a 76-61 victory at Assembly Hall on Jan. 27.

    Below is a look at the last five meetings between Indiana and Michigan:

    Date Outcome Location
    Jan. 19, 2005 W, 62-53 Bloomington
    Feb. 20, 2005 W, 70-63 Ann Arbor
    Jan. 3, 2006 W, 70-63 Bloomington
    March 4, 2006 W, 69-67 Ann Arbor
    Jan. 27, 2007 W, 76-61 Bloomington

    Scouting Michigan
    Michigan enters Saturday afternoon's game with a 17-9 overall record and a 5-6 mark in the Big Ten. The Wolverines have lost five of their last six games, including a 59-44 defeat at Michigan State on Feb. 13. U-M does own a 15-2 record in Ann Arbor this season and a 4-1 mark at home in conference play.

    Senior guard Dion Harris leads the Wolverines with 13.2 points and 4.0 assists per game. He has started 24 times and leads the team averaging 31.9 minutes. Courtney Sims is the only other Wolverine in double figures. The senior center is shooting 60.7 percent from the floor en route to a 12.5 scoring average with a team-best 6.1 rebounds. Senior forward Lester Abram is posting 9.3 points per game and has started 25 times.

    Tommy Amaker is in his sixth season in Ann Arbor and his 10th season overall. With the Wolverines, Amaker carries a 104-79 (.568) record and holds a 172-134 (.562) overall mark. Amaker has never beaten the Hoosiers in 10 tries.

    Last Time vs. Michigan
    The No. 23/24 Indiana men's basketball team claimed an early lead and never looked back en route to a 76-61 win over Michigan on Saturday, Jan. 27 at Assembly Hall. The Hoosiers boasted four players in double figures, as junior forward D.J. White and senior guard Roderick Wilmont each netted 15 points, while freshman guard Armon Bassett and junior forward Lance Stemler registered 11.

    IU shot 50 percent or better from both the floor (28-for-55) and beyond the arc (10-for-20) in the contest. For the 15th time this season, the Hoosiers outrebounded their opponent, hauling in 35 boards to Michigan's 28, led by White's seven rebounds. Additionally, the win marked the fourth time this season the Hoosiers have led from wire to wire.

    Led by back-to-back 3-pointers from Stemler and a trey from Wilmont in the game's first minute, the Hoosiers opened their first home game in three contests with an 11-0 run through the 16:59 mark. IU also held the Wolverines without a field goal for the game's first four minutes of action.

    Michigan Last Time Out
    The University of Michigan men's basketball team dropped a 59-44 decision against the Michigan State Spartans on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at the Breslin Center. Leading for most of the first half, Michigan (17-9, 5-6 Big Ten) was unable to transfer its energy into the second half, where scoring droughts of four and five minutes haunted the Wolverines until the final horn. Michigan's 18-for-51 shooting effort, resulting in 44 points (18-8, 5-6 Big Ten), marks a season low for U-M points in a game.

    Senior Dion Harris was the only Wolverine to post a double-digit scoring effort with 13 points on 4-for-13 shooting, including 3-for-6 from beyond the arc. He also pulled down five rebounds and dished out an assist in a team-high 36 minutes of action. Sophomore Jerret Smith provided a spark with seven points on 3-for-5 shooting, including one 3-pointer, in addition to tallying three rebounds, two assists and a steal.

    Seniors Lester Abram and Brent Petway came away with six points. Abram shot 3-for-7 from the field, posted three rebounds and a pair of assists. Petway was 3-for-6 from the field and pulled down three rebounds while collecting two steals and an assist.




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