Originally posted on Inside the Hall  |  Last updated 2/3/13
Indiana won its fifth straight game on Saturday night in Assembly Hall with an 81-73 victory over No. 1 Michigan. The Hoosiers, who only trailed once in the game’s opening minutes, moved a full game in front of the Wolverines and Michigan State in the Big Ten standings. Here’s a look at five takeaways from the win that should send Indiana back to No. 1 in the polls come Monday afternoon: · Indiana’s defense is legitimate: If there was still skepticism surrounding Indiana’s defense following improved numbers through 21 games, last night’s performance should erase it. Michigan entered Assembly Hall with the country’s most efficient offense and exited with 1.06 points per possession, the second worst performance of the season for the Wolverines. For all that was written in the days leading up to the game regarding Michigan’s potential matchup advantages in the backcourt, the Hoosiers held Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Nik Stauskas to a combined 20-of-50 from the field. More importantly,
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