Indiana 59, Michigan 57
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP)—Marshall Strickland scored 14 points and the Indiana Hoosiers made two stops in the final 10 seconds to hold on for a 59-57 win over Michigan on Sunday.
Bernard Robinson missed a mid-range jumper just before time expired after Lester Abram’s shot was blocked by Indiana’s Sean Kline.
The Hoosiers (7-6, 1-1 Big Ten) had lost two straight games while being held to 50 points or less—on 25.9 percent shooting—in consecutive games for the first time since 1949.
Robinson scored 16 and Dion Harris had 15 for the Wolverines (10-3, 1-1).
Indiana shot 42.9 percent overall. It made 8-of-19 3-pointers, led by Strickland’s 4-of-7 effort beyond the 3-point line.
Bracey Wright had 11 points and nine rebounds for the Hoosiers, and Roderick Wilmont scored 12.
Indiana led by 16 points twice early in the second half before Michigan rallied.
Daniel Horton, who was averaging 11.8 points, didn’t score until he made a free throw with 9:20 left.
The Wolverines pulled to within five on two occasions, but couldn’t get closer until Lester Abram’s 3-point play made it 59-55 with 1:30 left.
Horton’s runner pulled Michigan to within two with just under a minute left. He finished with seven points on 3-of-13 shooting.
Indiana’s George Leach had six points and three rebounds in his first game since injuring his left knee on Nov. 29 against Xavier.
Michigan’s Chris Hunter blocked three shots in his first games since having surgery on his left knee on Dec. 16.