Indiana vs. Michigan: Full Game Preview

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Indiana vs. Michigan: Full Game Preview
(2) Indiana
(25-5, 8-2 away)
(7) Michigan
(25-5, 20-0 home)
Venue: Crisler Arena
4:00PM ET / 1:00PM PT, March 10, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Indiana C Zeller 16.5 C Zeller 8.0 K Ferrell 4.3
Michigan T Burke 19.1 G Robinson III 5.5 T Burke 6.9

No. 2 Indiana travels to Crisler Arena on Sunday to take on No. 7 Michigan. The game tips off at 4 p.m. EST and you can catch it on CBS. The Hoosiers defeated the Wolverines 81-73 on Feb. 2 and are 4-4 against them over the past four years.

Michigan is in second place in the Big Ten and nipping at the heels of Indiana in first place.

The Hoosiers were defeated by Ohio State 67-58 on Mar. 5 despite 17 points from Cody Zeller. He contributes a team-leading 16.5 points per game, 8.0 rebounds per game, and 1.3 blocks per game. For the Wolverines, Trey Burke finished with 26 points and five rebounds in the 80-75 win over Purdue on Mar. 6. He puts up a team-leading 19.1 points per game, 6.9 assists per game, and 1.6 steals per game. Areas of strength for Michigan include: turnover percentage at 14.6 and effective field goal percentage at 55.6.

Michigan StatSmack

  • The Indiana blocks leader (Cody Zeller, 40 blocks) has more blocks than the Michigan blocks leader (Mitch McGary, 18 blocks).
  • The Indiana basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Michigan (62 percent vs. 36 percent).
  • Boom! Indiana defeated Michigan by 8 points the last time they played (Feb 02, 2013).
  • That must sting. Indiana has blown out Michigan by 20 points or more on five occasions since 1999.
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Indiana currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (952 to 1000) than Michigan, per the NCAA.
  • Indiana has a better record on the road than Michigan this season (6-2 vs. 5-5).
  • Indiana has an average margin of victory of 11 over Michigan in 40 wins since 1980.
  • Indiana has a better overall winning percentage over the last 20 years (60.4 percent to 56.9 percent).
  • Indiana has more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Michigan (five vs. three).
  • Obviously, AP Voters agree that Indiana is superior to Michigan (Latest AP Poll: No. 2 vs. No. 7).
  • AP voters think more highly of Indiana and ranked them in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Michigan (80 vs. 51).
IU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Cody Zeller 29 17 8 1 1 1 2
A Victor Oladipo 28 14 6 2 2 1 2
B+ C. Watford 27 13 6 1 1 0 2
B Jordan Hulls 29 11 2 3 1 0 1
B Kevin Ferrell 28 8 3 4 1 0 2
B Will Sheehey 22 10 4 1 1 0 1
C Remy Abell 12 4 2 1 0 0 1
C J. Hollowell 10 3 2 0 0 0 1
C- A. Etherington 7 2 2 0 0 0 1
C- Derek Elston 7 1 1 0 0 0 0
C- Maurice Creek 8 2 1 0 0 0 0
D+ H. Mosquera-Perea 6 1 2 0 0 0 0
D+ Jeff Howard 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Raphael Smith 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
MICH Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A+ Trey Burke 0 19 3 7 2 0 2
B+ Tim Hardaway Jr 34 15 5 2 1 1 2
B+ G. Robinson III 33 11 5 1 1 0 1
B Nik Stauskas 30 12 3 1 1 0 1
B Mitch McGary 18 6 5 0 1 1 1
C+ Jordan Morgan 18 5 5 0 1 0 1
C Caris LeVert 12 3 1 1 0 0 0
C Jon Horford 9 2 2 0 0 1 0
C- Max Bielfeldt 6 1 2 0 0 0 0
C- Spike Albrecht 7 1 1 1 0 0 0
D+ Blake McLimans 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Eso Akunne 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Matt Vogrich 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Corey Person 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
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