Michigan upends No. 24 Indiana
Ann Arbor, MI (Sports Network) – Dion Harris scored a game-high 16 points as
Michigan upset 24th-ranked Indiana 58-55 at Crisler Arena.
Harris was 5-of-11 shooting from the field, including 4-of-8 from three-point
distance and Courtney Sims chipped in with 13 points and five rebounds as the
Wolverines snapped their 11-game losing streak to the Hoosiers.
Jerret Smith contributed 12 points and dished out six assists and Lester
Abram added seven points and six boards for Michigan (18-9, 6-6 Big Ten),
which has won two of its last three.
Mike White scored a team-high 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting and pulled down
four rebounds for Indiana (17-8, 7-5), which has lost three of its last four.
Errek Suhr and Roderick Wilmont each chipped in with 10 points apiece for the
Michigan came out of the locker room in the second half and held Indiana at an
arms length, maintaining a slight advantage until the last five minutes of the
contest. White made two free throws with 5:01 left to put the Hoosiers ahead
47-46, but Sims answered right back with a layup, giving the visitors a 48-47
advantage on their next possession.
The see-saw battle continued for the next several minutes and with the
Wolverines holding a one-point lead, Smith made a jumper and Sims converted on
two free throws to increase the Michigan lead to 56-51 with 1:11 remaining.
The Hoosiers were not about to go quitely however as the visitors cut the
deficit to 56-55 after White made a layup with 18 seconds left, but Smith
made two free throws on the next possession to give the Wolverines a three-
Indiana had one last chance to tie the contest, but Armon Bassett had his
three-point attempt rattle off the rim as time expired.
Michigan jumped out of the gate early, going on an 11-2 run following a three-
pointer by Harris just under five minutes into the contest.
However, the Hoosiers answered back, cutting the early deficit to 16-14 after
Bassett connected from beyond the arc with 7:59 remaining in the first half.
The Wolverines mounted a 9-4 flurry and held a 25-18 advantage at the break.
A.J. Ratliff chipped in with eight points and D.J. White added seven points
and four rebounds for Indiana…Michigan shot 43 percent from the field,
including 57 percent from three-point distance, while Indiana made only 36
percent of its shots.