For those who said that we probably win if a few more baskets go in, the numbers actually support this. We attempt an average of 56 FGs per game and make an average of 28, but in this game, we attempted 70 and made 30, so we weren't getting much return on the extra attempts. It's a similar story with three-pointers - our average in-conference is 7 for 18, and in this game, we went 7 for 23. Definitely, a few more of those go in and this could be a different result.
It's difficult to be upset though - an away game in a conference that is #1 in almost every measure of conference power is going to be a tough game. One glaring stat might be that it took us 70 shots to get 73 points, so if they can fine tune the things which make Michigan's offense ruthlessly efficient, you make a few more of the shots mentioned above and you possibly win this one. The other glaring stat is that Indiana went to the line literally over three times more than we did, with almost one quarter of their points coming off FTs - that ratio is tough to overcome.
In any case, you take what you learn here and hopefully roll it into a win at Crisler on Tuesday in what is possibly the most brutal stretch of the schedule.