ANN ARBOR (WWJ/AP) – A sudden run by Indiana and several missed free throws by Michigan made this game much closer than it should have been, but Michigan pulls out the win over the Hoosiers 73-69 in Ann Arbor on Saturday.
“We get the win, it’s all forgotten about,” said Michigan coach John Beilein speaking on WWJ’s Post-Game show with Tony Ortiz. “We feel very good right now about how we are shooting the ball…we’re getting better every day,” Beilein said.
The Wolverines led 66-44 with 5:26 left, and then the Hoosiers went on a 17-2 run.
Christian Watford, playing for the first time since breaking his left hand, pulled Indiana within 70-67 with 27 seconds left.
Michigan missed a lot of free throws, but Darius Morris sealed the victory by making two at the line with 8 seconds left.
The Wolverines (16-10, 6-7 Big Ten) won their third straight to surpass the number of victories they had last season and improve their NCAA tournament chances. Morris had 15 points, Stu Douglass scored 13 and Zack Novak added 10.
The Hoosiers (12-14, 3-10) have lost three straight. Watford scored 14, Victor Oladipo had 13, Verdell Jones III scored 12 and Jordan Hulls added 10.
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