Game recap: Indiana basketball gets bench help to edge Michigan

by 24USATVDec. 6, 2023, 11:01 a.m. 29

Indiana basketball hits the road to play the Michigan Wolverines in Big Ten action tonight.

The Hoosiers (6-1) are coming off a conference victory over Maryland behind Kel'el Ware, Malik Reneau and Trey Galloway. Xavier Johnson (foot) is out tonight.

Michigan (4-4), which is coming off an overtime loss to Oregon, is led by Dug McDaniel, Olivier Nkamhoua and Terrance Williams II. Phil Martelli has been filling in as coach for Juwan Howard, who had heart surgery in September.

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Malik Reneau surges in the second half and finishes with 15 points, while Kel'el Ware scores 13, including a go-ahead basket with 55 seconds left. Mackenzie Mgbako adds 11, including 2 free throws with 5.7 seconds left.

IU's bench comes through with 28 points, 8 rebounds and 5 steals. After a turnover-filled first half, the Hoosiers handle the ball much better in the second half and finish with 13.

Michigan's Olivier Nkamhoua has a strong second half and finishes with 18 points and Will Tschetter adds 17 from the bench.

Olivier Nkamhoua ties it after Trey Galloway scores. Also, Dug McDaniel (5 points) and Malik Reneau (4) are heavily involved in that sequence.

C.J. Gunn steals a pass and is fouled. His free throws give IU a 66-64 lead with 5:28 left. He has 8 points and 4 steals.

Malik Reneau is called for a Flagrant 1 foul, and Will Tschetter hits 1-of-2 free throws to tie it at 60. Michigan gets 2 more free throws on the ensuing possession and leads 62-60.

C.J. Gunn's 3 with 7:30 to go puts IU up 60-59, capping a 7-point run. Gunn and fellow IU reserves Payton Sparks, Kaleb Banks and Anthony Walker have 6 points each.

Malik Reneau scores on consecutive possessions, but he has just 6 points.

Trey Galloway ties it at 49 with 12:08 to go, but can't convert the and-1.

Olivier Nkamhoua scores on 4 straight possessions and is up to 14 points.

Trey Galloway's first basket, with 18:50 left, puts IU up 41-39.

Kel'el Ware has 9 points and 3 rebounds, and IU's bench has 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting, with 6 rebounds.

Terrance Williams II has 10 points for Michigan. Will Tschetter has 7 points and 4 rebounds off the bench.

Both teams are sloppy with the ball. IU has 10 turnovers, Michigan 9.

Olivier Nkamhoua gives Michigan its first lead since the opening 3 minutes as part of an 8-0 run.

Tarris Reed Jr. converts an alley-oop with a dunk to tie it. It comes off of IU's 9th turnover.

Mackenzie Mgbako hits a 3 at the 5:02 mark, and IU is 2-of-2. He forces a 3 and misses on the next play.

IU bench help: Payton Sparks and Anthony Walker have 4 points each. Will Tschetter has 7 off Michigan's bench.

Jaelin Llewellyn hits a 3 to tie it at 15. Michigan is 2-of-6 on 3-pointers, and IU has yet to attempt one.

IU holds Michigan scoreless for almost 5 minutes, before Will Tschetter's putback. He is also fouled on the play and will have a free throw after the timeout.

Gabe Cupps steals the ball from Dug McDaniel and feeds Kel'el Ware for a dunk.

IU is 4-of-5 from the field but has 3 turnovers. Michigan is 3-of-6.

Kel'el Ware hits a 12-foot fadeaway jumper in the lane to tie it at 7. Ware has 5.

Malik Reneau posts up and scores on the game's first play.

Xavier Johnson is out for the second straight game

C.J. Gunn, who was listed as questionable, is in uniform.

What time is Indiana basketball vs. Michigan?

9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023, at Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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