The Michigan Wolverines (16-9, 6-6) won their first true road game of the season on Sunday, taking down the Indiana Hoosiers (15-11, 5-8) 75-63.
Derrick Walton Jr. led the team with 25 points and 4 assists. Moritz Wagner had 11 points and 10 rebounds while D.J. Wilson put up 13 points and three blocks.
Michigan took the lead early in the game and kept a comfortable handle on it throughout the first half, closing it out with a 35-25 lead.
In the second half, the maize and blue held on to that lead thanks to great shooting and rebounding in the paint, something the team seemed to be lacking for much of the season.
Even though the Hoosiers had a better field goal and free-throw percentage, the Wolverines shot 36.4% (compared to Indiana’s 21.4%) from three-point range and took advantage of 15 Indiana turnovers.
The Wolverines will have a huge opportunity to increase their chances of making the tournament even more when they host the No.7 Wisconsin Badgers on Thursday, February 16 at 7 p.m. EST on ESPN.