Indiana was determined to spoil Michigan’s Big Ten title celebration on Saturday night. The Hoosiers played their best offensive game of the Big Ten season, carving apart Michigan’s oft-questioned defense from the opening tip.
Indiana made its first nine shots of the game and would stay hot throughout. The Hoosiers out-shot Michigan by a wide margin, shooting 71% on twos and 39% on threes. But poor defense hasn’t stopped Michigan yet and it wouldn’t stop Michigan in its Big Ten finale.
The Wolverines kept scoring, but for them it was more routine than heroic. This wasn’t Michigan’s best offensive performance, just another great one. Nik Stauskas scored 21 points, putting the rubber stamp on his Big Ten Player of the Year campaign while up-and-down Glenn Robinson III added 20 points, including a decisive corner three with 1:08 to play.
But this was Jordan Morgan’s night. Morgan struggled to hold back tears when he was honored in pregame senior night festivities and then he scored Michigan’s first six points of the game. The fifth-year senior finished with 15 points and ten rebounds, making his final game at the Crisler Center one of his best of the season.
When the final horn sounded and Michigan walked away with an 84-80 victory and Morgan that led all 12,701 fans in The Victors.
By Joe Stapleton | 2013-14 Season | Posted on March 8, 2014 at 10:07 pm
Michigan coach John Beilein was available to speak with the media following his team’s win over Indiana. Beilein talked about Jordan Morgan’s senior night, what sort of adjustments he made in order to play Indiana better in the second half, moving forward from a Big Ten Championship and much more. You can watch the full interview using the embedded media player below. You can also read notes and quotes after the jump.
By Joe Stapleton | 2013-14 Season | Posted on March 8, 2014 at 9:51 pm
Jordan Morgan spoke with the media following Michigan’s win over Indiana and the ensuing post-game festivities. The redshirt senior discussed his emotional night, how he was able to get his offense going early, finally celebrating a Big Ten Championship and much more. Watch the full interview using the embedded media player below.
By Joe Stapleton | 2013-14 Season | Posted on March 8, 2014 at 9:18 pm
Michigan celebrated it’s Big Ten Championship on the floor of Crisler Center on Saturday evening after knocking off Indiana to finish the conference season 15-3. Watch videos from floor including Jordan Morgan leading The Victors, Michigan posing with the trophy and reactions from Michigan’s star sophomores Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III.