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Yogi Ferrell picks up his second foul, a cheapie 30 feet from the basket.
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Finally a foul and a finish! haha
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Man that was 50-50. Not sure it was a foul on Burke, but not at all sure it was an Oladipo travel either. That was an awfully tight whistle. Anyway, Michigan has slowed it down, but Indiana still leads 28-17 at the under-8 timeout.
7:58 left. Hoosiers need to get the speed back up.
Doesn't take long to see how we miss Yogi, with 2 fouls.
Also, love how Hollowell has played thus far
Having Ferrell in foul trouble hurts IU, and Michigan is able to capitalize somewhat. The Wolverines are slowly making up ground, but still down 11. If Stauskas starts getting open shots and hitting, this could get to single-digits quick.
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Man that ref loves calling the charge
IU throwing everything it can — as expected — at Burke. Sheehey pressing him on that last possession and doing it fairly well. Once again, Zeller was key once Burke drove to the basket.
Under-4 timeout finds Will Sheehey locked up with Trey Burke and bothering him noticeably. Not sure it changes Burke's production, but it's certainly given Michigan's offense problems.
33-25 Indiana, 3:33 in the half. Big 3 1/2 here, if one team or another can make a run.
Since IU's biggest lead (13 points) with 11:18 remaining in the half, Michigan has outscored IU in the paint, 10-4 and has outscored IU 14-7 in total. IU with six turnovers and two assists in that span.
Ted Valentine is winning. And the rest of us are not.
Great look by Yogi to find Zeller there
We're really seeing the importance of Yogi Ferrell. Not even Hulls is playing the role of field general very well right now. Sheehey tried to direct traffic on the previous IU possession and it ended in McGary stripping Sheehey.
wow what a putback
great first half of basketball, disappointing to only be up 4
Need to be up more after that half. Just flat out sloppy in the half court.
That was an emphatic ending to the half, as Burke answers an angry putback dunk from Cody Zeller with a stepback 3-pointer against Will Sheehey. Michigan probably had the better of that half, frankly. Indiana's lead has been cut to four, and that's with Nik Stauskas unusually cold and Glenn Robinson III an empty shirt.
Indiana scored eight points in the last 9:45 minutes of the half, and the Hoosiers turned the ball over 11 (!) times. Hoosiers have to get their speed back without so many giveaways, because Michigan's shooting is not likely to stay so cold.
36-32 Indiana at halftime.
After starting the game off 9-for-11, IU cools off a little and finishes the half shooting 14-for-26. The real Achilles heel for IU that half, however, was the turnover battle and Yogi Ferrell's foul trouble. IU committed 11 turnovers and Michigan scored 12 points off them.
Zeller was dominant down low most of the time, and he finished the first half with 11 points on 4-for-5 shooting, six rebounds and two blocks in 17 minutes. Trey Burke is the game's leading scorer, with 14 points.
Interesting to note: Glenn Robinson played all 20 minutes, Burke played 19, Hardaway played 19 and Stauskas played 18.
Speaking of Stauskas (as I have been doing a lot, I know), he finished the half shooting 1-for-8 with Hulls on him for most of the time. If he shot half as well as he's shot this season, this could be a tie game or even a Michigan lead. Keep an eye on that.
Trey Burke likes to fall after shots.
Burke is unbelievable
But that was a good foul call. Hulls shaded Stauskas poorly there.
Indiana has to get something from its bench offensively. Michigan about to tie this game.
I really wish ESPN would stop going to that crappy camera angle.... cant see anything
Oalidpo with a strong finish!
IU fans wanted a big play to cheer for, and they get it, as Hulls robs Hardaway and then Oladipo completes an old-fashioned three-point play. This place is getting loud again.
Indiana getting more calls around the paint in this half than it did last. Hardaway just picked up his third foul.
IU looked a little out of sorts and lost on that last possession, and Watford gets fed up. He backs down a defender and draws a foul. He makes one and IU leads, 46-40.
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