|Michigan blows past Indiana for lopsided victory|
|Written by Matt Pargoff|
In last year’s home meeting with Indiana, the Wolverines gave up a 25-0 run to close out the first half, creating a deficit that could not be overcome. Thursday evening’s matchup with the Hoosiers went just a bit better.
The Wolverines jumped ahead early and steadily pulled away throughout, holding an edge by as many as 37 points, and ultimately claiming a 90-60 victory.
For the second contest in a row, Michigan did a good job of creating turnovers, scoring 25 points on 16 giveaways from Indiana. Shooting 63.3% from the field for the game, including a 55.0% effort from three point range, the Wolverines finished with six players reaching double-digits in scoring.
Derrick Walton Jr. led the way with 21 points and five assists, while Moritz Wagner scored 14, Duncan Robinson 13, Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman 12, Zak Irvin 12 and D.J. Wilson 11.
Improving to 14-7 on the season and 4-4 in Big Ten play, Michigan heads into a three-game stretch of rivalry games, playing at Michigan State next, followed by home matchups against Ohio State and a second game against the Spartans. The trip to East Lansing on Sunday at 1 p.m. eastern will be broadcast on CBS.
Check out post-game video below of John Beilein, Wagner, Irvin and Walton discussing the win over Indiana, as well as Hoosiers’ head coach Tom Crean talking about the loss.