The No. 1 Michigan Wolverines sparred off with No. 3 Indiana Hoosiers Saturday night in a game which was highly anticipated and implications of the top ranked team in college basketball on the line. For the Wolverines, holding on to that top spot for a full week proved difficult as it has for so many. From the start the pace was exceptionally fast as Indian didn’t miss a shot in the first five minutes which gave the Hoosiers an early lead of 26 to 11.
By halftime the Wolverines managed to close that gap 36 to 32, but the Hoosiers just played really tough throughout. Indiana kept a comfortable lead as the game went back and forth. By the 1:30 mark, IU was up again by nine at 71 to 62 and essentially never looked back handing Michigan their second loss of the season. I’m sure GRIII wish he could get the game back as he was exceptionally quiet with two points but Burke and Hardaway Jr contributed 25 and 18 apiece. Indiana’s defense stayed in the man to man giving the Wolverines a hard time to find any rhythm and causing fits down low. At the end, it was Hoosiers 81, Wolverines 73.
Michigan will wish they could run this one back and they’ll have their chance on March 10th, in the meantime the only thing that is certain that a new number one will be announced on Monday. Michigan may have unfortunately caught a black eye on this one but they’ll bounce back come March Madness.
PLAYER ROSTER/STATS AREA
|1||Glenn Robinson III||F||6’6′||210||Fr.||2||4||1||1||0|
|10||Tim Hardaway Jr.||G||6’6′||205||Jr.||18||1||0||2||0|
TEAM SCHEDULE AREA
|Feb. 5||Ohio St.|
|Feb. 9||at Wisconsin|
|Feb. 12||Michigan St.|
|Feb. 17||Penn St.|
|Feb. 27||at Penn State|
|Mar. 2||Michigan St.|
|Mar. 6||at Purdue|
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By Roy George
[MARCHVEGAS] – noun 1. “March to Vegas” symbolizes the humanistic tendency to march, migrate, or advance as a deliberate or organized body in a habitual manner back to Las Vegas. 2. Marriage of March Madness and Las Vegas, especially during tournament time. 3. The “MARCHVEGAS 4-day Holiday” (March 21 – 24, 2013) – Sign the Petition.