By the Numbers: What Michigan does well

Indiana will play Michigan at 1 p.m. Sunday at Assembly Hall on CBS.

Indiana will host No. 10 Michigan on Sunday afternoon at Assembly Hall. The Wolverines are the nation's ninth-best team, according to Here's a closer look at what Michigan does and doesn't do well.

What Michigan does well

1. SCORE EFFICIENTLY: The Wolverines are the nation's third-most efficient offensive team, trailing only Duke and Creighton. Michigan scores 122.6 points per 100 possessions, meaning the Wolverines scored just over 1.22 points per possession. Indiana scores 1.036 points per possession. Michigan's effective field goal percentage is 56.7, ranking sixth nationally. Nik Stauskas' has an individual effective field goal percentage of 62.1, ranking 47th nationally.

"He's tremendous off the dribble," Indiana coach Tom Crean said Saturday. "There's no question his 3-point shooting is high-level. With the exception of Trey Burke last year, we game planned for Nik [the most]. We felt like he was an incredible force last year, even as a freshmen. He's one of the best players in the country."

2. PROTECT THE BALL: Michigan turns the ball over on only 14.8 percent of its possessions, the 14th-lowest rate in the country. Only Wisconsin (12.8 percent, 3rd) ranks higher among Big Ten teams.

3. MAKE 3-POINTERS: With Stauskas on the roster, this is an obvious strength. Michigan gets 33 percent of its points on 3-pointers, ranking 33rd, and the Wolverines make 39.5 percent of those 3s, ranking 23rd. Stauskas (45.9 percent), Derrick Walton (40.4), Zak Irivn (40.7) and Spike Albrecht (43.6) all shoot above 40 percent for the Wolverines.

What the Wolverines don't do well

1. FORCE TURNOVERS: They don't force a ton of turnovers, but they don't necessarily need to because they are so efficient offensively. Michigan forces a turnover rate of just 17.9, ranking 211th nationally. Their steal percentage is only 8.9, ranking 175th.

2. GET OFFENSIVE REBOUNDS: The Wolverines rebound 29.4 percent of their misses, ranking 238th nationally. Indiana still ranks 10th with an offensive rebounding rate of 39.8, and the Hoosiers are the best Big Ten team in that category.

3. PLAY FAST: It's not necessarily a specific weakness, but Michigan plays at the nation's 300th fastest pace. Indiana prefers to play fast, running the nation's 36th fastest pace. Top Stories