No. 23 Hoosiers cruise past Wolverines
Bloomington, IN (Sports Network) – Roderick Wilmont and D.J. White each
netted 15 points to lead 23rd-ranked Indiana past Michigan, 76-61, in a Big
Ten Conference matchup at Assembly Hall.
Lance Stemler and Armon Bassett both added 11 points for the Hoosiers (15-5,
5-2 Big Ten), who rebounded from Tuesday’s setback to Illinois.
Earl Calloway and A.J. Ratliff contributed nine points each for Indiana, which
has won six of its last seven games overall.
Lester Abram, Ron Coleman and Dion Harris all poured in 12 points for the
Wolverines (16-6, 4-3), who have dropped two straight.
The Hoosiers stormed out of the gate and opened the contest by scoring the
first 11 points of the game. Wilmont drilled a three-pointer to start things
and White followed with a running jumper in the lane. Stemler then drilled
back-to-back treys to put Indiana in control early.
The Hoosiers continued to lead and went into the break with a 35-26 advantage.
Wilmont led the way with 11 points and was 3-of-4 from long distance in the
opening 20 minutes.
As a team, Indiana shot 8-of-14 from beyond the arc in the first half.
Michigan struggled in the first half, shooting 35 percent from the field and
committing six turnovers.
The Hoosiers continued to run in front and Bassett’s jumper about five minutes
into the second stanza gave Indiana a 49-29 lead.
The Wolverines never threatened the remainder of the contest and were only
able to pull within 10 points in the second half.
Indiana improved to 11-0 at home this season…The Hoosiers have won the last
11 meetings in the all-time series with Michigan and lead 97-51
overall…Indiana shot 51 percent from the field for the game and finished 10-
of-20 from beyond the arc.