Bloomington,, IN, United States (4E Sports) – Sophomore Yogi Ferrell scored 27 points, including seven triples, to lift Indiana to a 63-52 upset win over No. 10 Michigan Sunday at Assembly Hall.
Ferrell, who finished 8-for-10 from the field, equaled the school three-point record set by Jordan Hull against Penn state on Jan. 8, 2012 as Indiana recorded its 10th win against a Top-10 opponent since the start of the 2011-12 season.
Ferrell also played outstanding defense on Michigan’s leading scorer Nik Stauskas, who was limited to six points on 1-for-6 shooting after coming in with an average of 18.4 points per game.
Also, the Hoosiers also showed good team defense, limiting Michigan to 22 points under its season scoring average of 74 points per game.
“Yogi Ferrell is playing at an extremely high level. The approach that he takes to it, the leadership that he’s displaying over the last couple weeks, the improvement has been some of the best I’ve been around,” Indiana coach Tom Crean said.
Noah Vonleh added 10 points and 12 boards while Evan Gordon had eight points off the bench for the Hoosiers (14-8, 4-5 Big Ten), who won just for the second time in five games.
Overall, the Hoosiers shot 23-for-43 for 53.5 percent while the Wolverines made just 18 of 45 attempts for 40 percent.
With Michigan’s loss, fiveTop-10 teams lost this weekend. The last time that 5 Top-10 teams lost in the same weekend before conference tournament play was Feb. 26-27, 2011.
Derrick Walton Jr. scored 13 while Caris LeVert had 12 for the Wolverines (16-5, 8-1 Big Ten), who saw their nine-game winning run come to an end.
The game was close in the first 12 minutes with five lead changes and two deadlocks before the Hoosiers took the lead for good with 7:44 left in the first half.