Indiana Hands Michigan Its First Conference Loss

By Vico on February 2, 2014 at 4:07p
Spike Albrecht attempts to shoot over Yogi Ferrell.

Indiana handed Michigan its first Big Ten loss this season, beating the Wolverines 63-52 in Assembly Hall on Sunday afternoon.

The story of the game was Yogi Ferrell, who was unconscious through most of the game. Ferrell played all but three minutes for Tom Crean's Hoosiers and missed only two shots from the field. He had a game-high 27 points on 8-10 shooting. He was 7-8 from behind the arc. Michigan had no answer for him.

Michigan was bound to have a cold shooting night eventually. It happened today. Afflicted by the same shooting disease plaguing most of the conference (and Ohio State, especially), the Wolverines were 40% from the field and shot only 3-21 from behind the arc.

Michigan was still down just one or two possessions this game, though Yogi Ferrell and shrinking time late in the game proved too much of a problem for Beilein's group to overcome.

Ohio State is 4-5 in the Big Ten, so the Michigan loss does not mean much for Ohio State's Big Ten hopes, pending a total meltdown from everyone else. It does mean Michigan and Michigan State are now tied atop the standings. Iowa is two games behind both.


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pcuzz1's picture

I love it!

pat cozzens

sharks's picture

Hoosier daddy, Michigan?

A man got to have a code...

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

This is makes Crean slightly more tolerable. Ok, not really.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

tennbuckeye19's picture

Another story of the game besides Ferrell going nuts for IU was Stauskas being held to only 6 points. Seeing UM lose at anything is always glorious for me, but when it's against a creepster like Tom Crean, it's hard to feel that great about it. 

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

It's always great to see M*chigan lose.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

GoBucksToledo's picture

I wish both would have lost

ScarletNGrey01's picture

If the 11W staff was trying to brighten up my day ... IT WORKED!

The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes

JOhio1560's picture

It's 5:08 and michigan still sucks! 

I'm not finished!  Before we let you leave, your commander must cross that field, present himself before this army, put his head between his legs, and kiss his own arse.

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Their luck ran out.  Now they can lose 5 in a row. 

Class of 2010.

TNbuckeye91's picture

about damn time

I come from a long line high, low, and in-between, the same as you. - TVZ

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Not a Crean fan, but love it when TTUN loses!  Good job Indiana.
Go Bucks!!

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

That almost made up for a terrible SB. lol

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Crumb's picture

Suck it blue!!!

"The only good thing about it is winning the d*** thing" - Urban Meyer on The Game The War

Knarcisi's picture

Cut down the nets.