BLOOMINGTON, Ind. —
Michigan's four-game winning streak came to an end, and after moving up to No. 1 for the fourth time in school history Monday, it will go down as the shortest reign in school history -- one week. Michigan had spent no fewer than three weeks atop the polls on the three previous occasions it was No. 1.
The Wolverines have now lost 11 straight to top five teams, dating to their last win Dec. 6, 2008 over No. 4 Duke.
What went wrong Saturday?
"Indiana, they held the rims tonight, kind of made us win the game from the point guard and the center position," Burke said.
But the biggest problem was that Michigan spent virtually the entire night trying to play catch-up after Indiana jumped to a 20-7 lead just 5:02 into the game.
Michigan led only once all night, 3-2, and after tying the score at 5, managed only one more tie over the next 39 minutes. That came at 40-40 with 17:42 left in the game.
It didn't last long.
Watford broke the tie with two free throws on the next possession, Oladipo completed a three-point play, Watford made one of two free throws and Jordan Hulls hit a 3-pointer and Will Sheehey's jumper closed out the 11-0 run that gave Indiana a 51-40 lead.
Michigan roared back with an 11-2 spurt, cutting the deficit to 53-51 when Jon Horford scored on a putback with 11:02 to play.
But every time the Wolverines got close, Indiana answered.
Indiana finally got some breathing room with a late 7-2 run that made it 71-62 with 1:42 left, and the Hoosiers sealed the win and their likely ascension in the polls from the free-throw line.
"Sometimes in these situations with all the hoopla and the hype, the game doesn't live up to it. This one did," Crean said. "We felt the defense we played last year was what Michigan remembered and we wanted to give them something different because we wanted to prove that we could defend that well against a team that really is that good and they are. Let's hope we're all playing again at the end of the season for something really big."