Indiana heads back to No. 1 beating Michigan
Free Press Report
BLOOMINGTON, IN - The crowd screaming No. 1 shows the power of Indiana basketball as the Hoosiers finished off Michigan 81-73 with great free throw shooting in the final minutes.
Balanced scoring from the likes Cody Zeller, Victor Oladipo and Christian Watford beat Michigan Trey Burke who led all scorers with 25. Zeller led the Hoosiers with 19 points while Oladipo had 15 with Watford at 14.
Indiana Coach Tom Crean demanded energy out of the team, and got it especially in the second half as the Hoosiers got 10 free throws in the final minute, shooting 22 of 25 from the line that beat Michigan.
The high energy game, pumped from ESPN's Game Day show around noon had thousands of students waiting in 13 degree temperatures to be the crowd for the sportscast.
And the team did not let the fans down as Crean thanked loyal Hoosiers after the game was done.
Indiana is now 20-2 and 8-1 in the Big Ten with repeat performance with Michigan, Michigan State and a game next week with Ohio State. Their only loss from Wisconsin is a reminder that the Big Ten cannot be taken for granted any given night.
So the gang is headed down to Kilroy's to relive those glory days of Robert Montgomery Knight basketball that add another national championship banner to Assembly Hall.