BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Welcome to Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, where the Indiana Hoosiers look to add on to their 12-game home winning streak on Sunday against the Michigan Wolverines, a team that's given them fits for several hours now.
This is our live blog, right from press row in Assembly Hall. We'll keep you updated with all the live news and play-by-play, with a dash of opinion and highlights as well. The latest news is at the top.
The game starts at 3:30 p.m. ET and is on CBS. Here's how to watch, with all the TV information, starting lineups, coaching bios and more. CLICK HERE
Indiana was a 3.5-point favorite in the opening line on Sunday morning. That number has actually gone up a touch as we near tipoff. Here's the latest on the point spread. CLICK HERE
Indiana is 14-4 and 5-3 in the Big Ten. Michigan, a big disappointment so far this season, is 8-7 and 2-3 in the league.
5:32 p.m. — Rob Phinisee gets his first basket of the night with just 2:34 to go in the game. Indiana get the usual juice from the bench tonight.
5:26 p.m. — Parker Stewart is getting hot lately. He's hit three three-pointers in a row, and had Indiana within 11 at 71-60 with 3:44 to go. The final media timeout.
5:23 p.m. — Xavier Johnson took a hard hit diving for a loose ball and gets up slow. He's holding his left shoulder, but appears to be OK. He's staying in the game. Michigan leads 69-57,
5:14 p.m. – We're at the under-8 media timeout, and Indiana is in trouble. Michigan leads 63-49 with 7:25 to go. The big issue? Michigan is 10-for-16 from three, Indianaa 2-for-13.
5:06 p.m. — Indiana has missed at least 10 shots right at the rim in this game, and it's costing them. Mike Woodson calls timeout, with Michigan leading 58-45 with 10:45 to go. Indiana just 2-for-11 from three so far.
4:55 p.m. — And just like that, Indiana goes on. 7-0 run, capped off by a Race Thompson three in transition. Juwan Howard calls a timeout. Michigan leads 52-43 with 14:09 to go in the game.
4:51 p.m. — Mike Woodson has already seen enough of Parker Stewart and Miller Kopp, and goes to the bench early, bringing in Rob Phinisee and Trey Galloway. Another brutally slow start to a half, and Michigan leads 52-36. The Wolverines have made 5-of-6 shots to start the half.
4:45 p.m. — The second half starts with a Xavier Johnson jumper for Indiana, and it;s 38-32. On Indiana's second possessions, Trayce Jackson-Davis coaxes a third foul oug of Hunter Dickinson and makes both free throws. Michigan leads 40-34.
HALFTIME: We've reached the half, and Michigan leads 38-30. Indiana did a nice job of getting back in the game after being down 16. Michigan is shooting 52 percent from the floor, and they're 6-for-9 from three. Xavier Johnson leads Indiana with 10 points.
4:20 p.m. — Trayce Jackson-Davis wins a scrambler for the ball under the basket, then goes up and scores and he's fouled by Hunter Dickinson. That's two fouls on Dickinson now, and he goes to the bench. Indiana now within six at 34-28.
4:12 p.m. — Indiana on a nice run to cut into that 16-point lead. Baskets by Race Thompson, Xavier Johnson and Trayce Jackson-Davis, plus a pair of free throws by Johnson and suddenly it's 29-22. That 9-0 run was big.
4:04 p.m — Michigan is on fire from three-point range, and the Wolverines have dashed out to a 29-13 lead. Kind of similar to the Syracuse game, where they couldn't miss. UM is 5-for-6 from three.
4:00 p.m. — Rob Phinisee picks up a second quick foul and has to go to the bench. Xavier Johnson comes back in. Michigan leads 21-9 with 10:14 to go. Hoosiers were just 4-for-16 shooting before Michael Durr, Thursday night's other hero, came in and knocked down a quick 15-footer. Then he hit a second one, and the crowds gets on its feet.
3:56 p.m. — We're at the second media timeout and Michigan leads 17-9.
3:53 p.m — Rob Phinisee checks in for Indiana and gets a standing ovation from the crowd. He's coming off a career night, 20 points including the game-winner against Purdue on Thursday.
3:50 p.m. — Michigan is doing a really good job of rotating the ball out of double teams and finding open three-point shooters. On a run with three threes, but of them coming off three passes to an open shooter. Michigan leads 17-7.
3:45 p.m. — Another slow start for the Hoosiers, who trail 9-4 at the first media timeout. Xavier Johnson scored on a drive, but IU is just 2-for-7 from the field. Parker Stewart missed two three-pointers and Miller Kopp had a turnover, stepping out of bounds. Bench time?? ... Nope. Starters all still in out of the timeout.
3:40 p.m. — Indiana gets on the board first with a terrific spin move by Trayce Jackson-Davis, fooling Michigan's Hunter Dickinson by going to his right and dunking.
3:35 p.m. — Indiana rocking the throwback jerseys from the 1987 national champions today. That was 35 years ago. I'll post some pictures soon.
3:30 p.m. — A nice moment of silence for Indiana's John Harmon prior to the national anthem. He was a member of the IU gameday staff for 26 years. He passed away last Thursday.
3:25 p.m. — Nice being on national TV today on CBS. It should be great exposure for an Indiana team that's really turning things around under first-year coach Mike Woodson.
3:20 p.m. — As expected, the pregame excitement level is pretty muted compared to Thursday night's huge game with Purdue. Let's see how it fills up before tipoff.
3:15 p..m. — No surprises in Michigan's lineup either. It's Hunter Dickinson at center, Moussa Diabate at forward and freshman Caleb Houstan, Eli Brooks, and Devante' Jones.
3:10 p.m. — Same starters for Indiana: Trayce Jackson-Davis and Race Thompson inside, with Miller Kopp, Parker Stewart and Xavier Johnson on the perimeter.
3:05 p.m. — Christian Watford in the house today. Probably sizing up court-stormings pregame with Rob Phinisee!