Michigan’s trip to Assembly Hall was scheduled for a 6:30 p.m. tip. Indiana didn’t make a basket until 7:07 p.m.
The game was halted seconds after the opening tip for a broken shot clock. That resulted in a lengthy delay only to come to the decision that the home team would be forced to play without one.
Unsurprisingly, Indiana’s first offensive possession resulted in a shot clock violation. The Wolverines suffocated the Hoosiers from there. Indiana scored just two points in the first 15 possessions of the game and found itself knocked on the mat before it could even make a basket.
“(Michigan) came in here and did what they want, when they wanted, how they wanted, and it’s really disappointing” Indiana head coach Archie Miller said after the game. “Our team in general right now is soft and for whatever reason we’re also scared.”