Selection Sunday is four weeks from now, which means that Michigan has four weeks to hold this thing together.
Sunday’s 89-65 demolition of Indiana doesn’t mean much on its own — the Hoosiers are sitting square on the bubble and that’s the type of game Michigan is supposed to win, especially at home. Taken as a symptom, though, it’s another sign that the Wolverines are looking a lot more like a team nobody will want to play a month from now. If they can keep it up.
Zavier Simpson finished with 11 assists — four more than Indiana as a team — spraying the ball around to everyone, everywhere. The offense flowed, not just because of the Hoosiers’ latent ball-screen coverage, but because everyone hit shots. Five players finished with double-digit points; Austin Davis had nine. By offensive efficiency, it’s Michigan’s second-best game of the year, behind only a 103-point performance against Iowa in early December.
This is what it’s supposed to look like.