Indiana 63, Michigan 52

Submitted by Ace on February 2nd, 2014 at 3:09 PM

Stone-cold killer (via)

Yogi Ferrell (27 points, 7/8 3-pt) hit damn near everything, Indiana utilized Duke's blueprint to shut down Nik Stauskas (6 points, 1/6 FG), and the Hoosiers eventually pulled away in a brutal slog at Assembly Hall. We planned to record a podcast this afternoon; for everyone's sake, that is not happening, nor is any sort of instant recap. Enjoy your Super Bowl Sunday.


this guy0531

February 2nd, 2014 at 5:40 PM ^

But this game drove me nuts. Where was the close out on Yogi after the first 3 3 pointers! argh! i was sitting here throwing lent balls at the tv, because i cant afford to throw something that would break the tv!


February 2nd, 2014 at 5:41 PM ^

I know the perimeter shots were not going down, but the thing that looked really different to me was that we were rarely scoring in transition.  It seemed we were setting up from a half court offense more than normal.

I would assume a lot of that is because it was raining 3's on the other end.  

Somebody may be able to show it wasn't statistically different from most games, but that's what it seemed like to me. 


Magnum P.I.

February 2nd, 2014 at 5:49 PM ^

Nice for Yogi Ferrell that he only had to play at one end of the floor today. That makes it a lot easier to score 27 points and shoulder the entire offensive load for your team. 


February 2nd, 2014 at 5:57 PM ^

Completely agree that Stauskas didn't make Ferrell even work on D. What did the guy play? About 38 minutes? What happened to pick and rolls from the wing? It looked like Indiana was switching all the time


February 2nd, 2014 at 6:42 PM ^

I'm going call it now. The regular-season Big Ten championship will come down to the last game of the year. We will lose to Indiana at home and thus lose the Big Ten championship. It is just how this team will work. It doesn't mean we won't go far in the tournament but it does mean we will not win the Big Ten championship


February 2nd, 2014 at 7:00 PM ^

I'll be honest, I turned off the tv after the first few minutes of the game.  I could tell it was going to be a low scoring, ugly game.  IU's plan on offense was to pass the ball around for 25 seconds, then look for a shot. I have no idea what Michigan's plan was, but it didn't seem to involve much movement or passion.


February 2nd, 2014 at 7:46 PM ^

Every year, every decade is the same thing.  This isn't the first time an unranked Indiana squad has beaten us in that building.  The script never changes.  If we were ranked #1 and Indiana was winless on the season, I would STILL predict a loss for us at Assembly. 

The refs will always suck but I blame it more on the Michigan factor.  Indiana will go back to sucking again now that they're done with us. 


February 2nd, 2014 at 8:07 PM ^

Yep. Glad I didn't watch.  I never watch games at Assembly.  Watching 5 vs 8 isn't fun.  Have nothing against the Hoosiers, but when they are playing a home game with that unfair advantage, fuck em and their lame home cooking.


February 2nd, 2014 at 10:48 PM ^

How about ATTEMPTING to deny Yogi the ball. How about after he proves he's on a roll we close out on him? How about we clear out and post up the troll with the 6'6" kid? I know he's not a post player, but come on 5'11" to 6'6". And sorry to be so negative but GR3 is killing me as well. Rant over, neg away...


February 2nd, 2014 at 11:29 PM ^

That is always what happens when we play in Bloomington. I've said from the start that 3 losses wins outright and 4 losses gives us a tie for the conference championship and we will likely have to beat Sparty in Ann Arbor for either of those to happen.


February 3rd, 2014 at 3:06 AM ^

So, one bad game on the road. I din't think we would win the B1G this season but we still have a great chance to win the conference. We'll beat IU at home, all we need to do is shoot better!


February 3rd, 2014 at 11:10 AM ^

Crappy game, but I can't get too upset when we're still 8-1 and tied for first.  Entering Gauntlet #1, everyone would have gladly taken that.



February 3rd, 2014 at 11:18 AM ^

100% agree.  And I cant complain one bit about the officiating - for every Yogi flog we seemed to get one back.  Probably the most balanced game I've seen there to be honest.

We just didnt have it yesterday and predictably, they did.  As they always, always, ALWAYS do against us at home.  Our road basketball jerseys have the same effect on IU as our road football jerseys do at OSU & MSU.