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HoosierIllustrated Live Blog: FINAL – Indiana basketball 78, Michigan 75



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Indiana basketball travels to Michigan to face the Wolverines in the team's eigth game of the 2023-24 season.

Indiana basketball continues Big Ten play during its 124th season of competition in men’s basketball with a Tuesday night showdown at Michigan. The Hoosiers are coming off a home victory over Maryland to start the Big Ten conference 1-0.

After beginning the season 3-0, the Wolverines have dropped four of the last five games on the schedule to fall to 4-4. Michigan finished 1-2 in the Battle 4 Atlantis, an event the Hoosiers will participate in to open the 2024-25 season. Sophomore guard Dug McDaniel leads Michigan in scoring at 20.3 points per game, tied for the third-highest figure in the Big Ten. Fifth-year senior forward Olivier Nkamhoua provides 16.9 points and 7.0 rebounds per outing.

Scouting Notes: Michigan

Tip off is scheduled for 9:00 on Peacock.

Below is the running live blog.

Below is the full live blog

Pregame Notes

Former Indiana forward Race Thompson is at the game tonight. Seen on crutches after having leg surgery a few months ago.

Indiana Injury Report

Questionable: Xavier Johnson, CJ Gunn

Out: Jakai Newton

Indiana starters:

G – Gabe Cupps

G – Trey Galloway

F – Mackenzie Mgbako

F – Malik Reneau

C – Kel’el Ware

First Half

Indiana basketball wins the tip and we are off. Malik Reneau scores the first bucket.

Kel’el Ware picks up his first foul quickly. Had to help Gabe Cupps, who got beat by his man.

Michigan hit a transition three but Ware got fouled and made the bucket through contact. He hit the free throw.

Doug McDaniel scored on Trey Galloway but Ware followed it with just a tough fadeaway jumper.

Hoosiers take the 9-7 lead at the 16:53 mark.

Media timeout at the 15:57 mark: Indiana basketball 9, Michigan 9

Indiana up to three turnovers right now. Mackenzie Mgbako has two of them.

Michigan misses a jumper out of the break.

Malik Reneau follows up with a turnover. Tried to feed the ball to Trey Galloway in the post. Odd play there.

Gabe Cupps picks up his first foul. Followed it up with a steal and felt Ware coming, who slammed it hime.

Hoosiers lead 11-9. Up to 6 turnovers.

CJ Gunn checks in for Cupps. Banks in for Mgbako. Sparks in for Ware.

Sparks gets the score plus the foul. He would miss the free throw.

Indiana has hit their last 5 of 6 shots.

Hoosiers lead 15-11 at the 11:48 media timeout.

Walker checks in for Reneau out of the break.

Michigan ties it at 15.

Anthony walkers hits his first layup to give the Hoosiers the lead again. Kaleb Banks forces a turnover on the other end.

Sparks second buckets give the Hoosiers a 4-point lead.

Kaleb Banks picks up his first foul.

CJ Gunn hits a three-pointer.

Love to see that from CJ Gunn. Hits the three then immediately turns it up on the defensive end to get the steal and draw the transition foul.

Mike Woodson calls a timeout at the 8:40 mark. Indiana up 24-21.

Ware checks back in and immediately scores a hook shot attempt.

Strong drive from Kaleb Banks extends the lead to 28-21.

At the 7:39 media timeout, Hoosiers lead 28-22. 

Reneau back in for Walker.

Kel’el Ware picks up his second foul. Sparks back in.

Michigan hits a transition three to trim the Indiana lead. Carless turnovers right now from Indiana.

Indiana on a 2:22 scoring drought.

Reenau picks up his first foul.

Gabe Cupps with a strong drive and draws the shooting foul. He nails both free throws.

Mackenzie Mgbako nails a three.

Tied at 33 at the under-4 media timeout.

Galloway misses a layup out of the break.

Michigan takes the lead at the 3:00 mark.

Gabe Cupps picks up his second foul. CJ Gunn checks back in.

Sparks gets fouled underneath the basket. He goes 2-2 at the line.

Indiana gets the steal but miss the transition chance. CJ Gunn stays active on the play and get the steal which leads to Kaleb Banks teeing it up at 37.

Trey Galloway once again misses a layup.

At the half: Michigan 39, Indiana basketball 37

Second Half

Indiana goes right to Kel’el Ware to start the half and he gets a quick bucket to tie the game.

Trey Galloway gets a nice easy bucket off an assist from Ware. Hoosiers up 41-39.

Strong drive from Mgbako follows.

Indiana on a 2:00 scoring drought. Michigan has hit their last 3 of 3 shot attempts.

Under-16 Media timeout: Michigan 47, Indiana basketball 43. 

Malik Reneau turnover out of the break.

Trey Galloway foul. His second. Kaleb Banks checks in for Mgbako.

Gabe Cupps gets the defensive rebound which leads to a Banks strong drive for a tough layup.

Trey galloway hits layup through contact and gets the score plus the foul. He would miss the And1.

Michigan leads 51-49 with 11:46 to go. 

Michigan makes a free throws out of the break.

Gunn checks in for Gallway. It has not been a good game for Galloway.

Banks picks up his fourth foul. Mgbako checks in.

Ware misses a jumper but Walkers gets the offensive rebound and gets the second chance bucket to drop.

Indiana basketball in the bonus the last 9:52.

Michigan extends the lead 56-51. Mike Woodson timeout.

Reneau hits a tough bucket out of the break.

Michigan hits a three but Mgbako gets quick bucket. Hoosiers down 4 with 8:30 left.

Reneau bucket cuts the lead to just two.

CJ Gunn hit a three and Indiana basketball the 60-59 lead. 

Michigan misses a three but a foul was called on Malik Reneau. The refs were looking at a hook-and-hold call on Reneau. After review it is called a flagrant 1 foul on Reneau. Tough break for the Hoosiers who were finding their stride.

CJ Gunn with a huge block but would pick up a foul almost right after.

Michigan leads 64-62 with 5:54 left. Kel’el Ware comes back in.

CJ Gunn would get another huge steal and would get fouled. He would get a chance at the line and go 2-2 at the line.

CJ Gunn would get another steal but Galloway would miss an easy transition bucket.

Terrance Williams II is called for a foul on the rebound on Reneau. Play is under review for another hook and hold.

It was determined to be a common foul. Reneau would get two chances at the line. He would go 1-2 at the line.

Both teams trading buckets at this point. Tied at 71 with 2:59 left.

Strong baseline drive gives the Hoosiers 73-71 lead. Galloway would miss the And1 free throw.

Timeout Mike Woodson. Tied up at 73 with 1:14 left.

Kel’el Ware with a strong finish out of the break. Hoosiers lead 75-73. Timeout Michigan. 52 seconds left.

Gabe Cupps picks up a foul. Doug McDaniel gets two attempts at the line. He goes 1-2 at the line.

Reneau would go for strong drive but would miss. It would be called out of bounds on Indiana but there would be a review to see who it went out of. The officials determined it was out on Michigan.

6.6 second left. Hoosiers up 75-74.

Mackenzie Mgbako gets fouled. He gets two shots. He goes 2-2 at the line. Indiana basketball leads 77-74 with 5.7 left.

Trey Galloway would pick up his 4th foul. Indiana basketball playing the foul game.

Doug McDaniel would miss his first free throw. He would make his second. Indiana basketball 77-75.

Trey Galloway would get fouled. He would miss his first. Michigan would call a timeout to try and ice him. Galloway makes his his second.

Indiana up 78-75 with 2.2 left.

Ware blocks the in bounds pass and that’ll do it.

FINAL: Indiana basketball 78, Michigan 75

Final Box Score + Extended Stats



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