ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) – Franz Wagner had 16 points and was one of five points Michigan scored in double digits in an 89-65 win against Indiana on Sunday.
The Wolverines (16-9, 7-7 Big Ten) won for the first time since the start of the season with seven victories three times in a row.
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The Hoosiers (16-9, 6-8) have lost five of their last six games.
The slump puts even more pressure on coach Archie Miller to figure out how to turn his team around fast enough to get an NCAA tournament offer for the first time in three years.
Indiana senior De’Ron Davis had a career level of 18 points and Alijami Durham had 17 points.
The Wolverines were in control for much of the game, with Simpson taking the lead, setting the pace, and making the right pass at the right time.
Michigan took a 14-12 lead on Brooks’ 3-pointer and stayed the rest of the game 12 points ahead before there was 41-34 at halftime.
Indiana didn’t have much of a struggle for return in the second half and dropped 20 points 12:43 after the Wolverines’ 11-1 run.
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More than 100 former Michigan players, employees and managers returned to an annual meeting and were celebrated on the pitch before the game.
Indiana: The Hoosiers injured themselves on the street at the NCAA tournament and dropped to 1-6 as Big Ten visitors.
Michigan: The Wolverines have increased their chances of coaching Juwan Howard’s first season in the NCAA tournament by winning five of six games after a season-high series of four defeats.
Indiana: Plays in Minnesota on Wednesday night.
Michigan: Plays at Rutgers on Wednesday night.
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