Originally written on Inside the Hall  |  Last updated 11/19/14
Thoughts on a 81-73 win against the Wolverines: There were Michigan runs to keep it interesting, some sloppy missteps by Indiana, but the fact was this: The Hoosiers owned this game. They owned it because they were at home, and when you come at the king on Branch McCracken Court, you best not miss. They owned it because they never trailed. They owned it because Christian Watford and Cody Zeller, who have been labeled soft, played so big and so strong, overpowering Mitch McGary and the rest of Michigan’s frontline. Zeller had three putbacks dunks; his array of post and offensive moves were in full effect. He chased down a loose rebound all the way out to the perimeter late in the game to keep the possession with Indiana and further seal the victory. He finished the night with 19 points on 10 shots and nine rebounds. This is not the time or place to go the the rabbit hole about Zeller’s declining draft stock or the criticism he’s taken of late or whether he’s better or more important...
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