Indiana 73, Michigan 71

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Michigan never folded and kept battling but Indiana was just too much down the stretch at Assembly Hall. Post game coverage coming soon, post game discussion in the comments below.

Game 15: Michigan at Indiana Open Thread

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Life on the road in the Big Ten is far from easy but Assembly Hall is as tough of a venue as Michigan will travel to all season. The Wolverines most recent wins in Bloomington were in 1995 and 2009 and they will face a surging Hoosier team that’s 13-1 and has already beaten Ohio State and Kentucky. Michigan will look to its senior leaders, and Indiana natives, Zack Novak and Stu Douglass to help spark an upset.

Tip off is scheduled for 9:06 p.m. on ESPN2 (streaming on ESPN3) and Dan Dakich will be on the call with Dave O’Brien. Join us in the comments below for live discussion before, during and after tonight’s game.

Pre-Game Reading

Game 15: Michigan at Indiana Preview

Basics
Who: No. 13 Michigan (12-2) at No. 12 Indiana (13-1) indianaLOGO[1]
Where: Assembly Hall, Bloomington, IN
When: 9:06 p.m. ET, January 5th, 2012
TV: ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
Radio: MGoBlue, WWJ 950AM, WWWW 102.9 FM, XM 91, Sirius 91
More: Pick to Click, Beilein Preview, Player Interviews, Opposition Q&A, KenPom GamePrep, Inside the Hall

If you’ve listened to sports radio, watched ESPN or read any of your favorite national college basketball writers lately then you must have heard. Indiana is back. Tom Crean’s first three seasons in Bloomington were painful but, 14 games into the 2011-12 campaign, it’s apparent that Indiana has begun to figure things out. The Hoosiers have knocked off arguably the nation’s top two teams, Ohio State and Kentucky, within the friendly confines of Assembly Hall and have cruised to a 13-1 record after winning just 12 games a season ago. Now it’s Michigan’s chance to travel to Assembly Hall in a match-up that will pit a pair of teams itching to prove that they belong in the Big Ten’s top tier.

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Pick to Click: Michigan at Indiana

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Eligible Players: All players are eligible for this game.

Submissions are due by tip off (9:00 p.m. tonight). Rules live here. Standings and game-by-game results live here.

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Trey Burke was named one of 20 finalists for the 2012 Bob Cousy Award for the nation’s best point guard. Burke is the only true freshman in the group and one of three players selected from the Big Ten (Aaron Craft, Jordan Taylor). You can view all 20 finalists here.

Zack Novak, Trey Burke and Stu Douglass all previewed Michigan’s match-up with Indiana earlier this afternoon. Listen to their comments in the embedded audio players below or read some choice quotes.

Zack Novak


On a late road game posing problems… “No. We’re college kids so we’re used to doing things later at night. I don’t think it will be a big deal, it might actually benefit us.”
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