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5 Things: Michigan 72, Indiana 69

Here are five things you need to know from Indiana's 72-69 loss at the buzzer to Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament.

INDIANAPOLIS --- Michigan stunned Indiana with a 3-pointer by sophomore forward Kameron Chatman at the buzzer. Here are five things you need to know from the No. 1 seed Hoosiers' 72-69 loss to the No. 8-seed Wolverines in the Big Ten Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse: 

1. CHATMAN'S SHOT WAS UNCHARACTERISTIC, AND SO WAS INDIANA'S 3-POINT SHOOTING: Kameron Chatman was probably one of the last Michigan players Indiana fans, maybe even the players on the floor, expected to take a 3-pointer in the closing moments. The 6-foot-8, 215-pound sophomore forward entered Friday's game shooting 26.9 percent from 3-point range. IU fifth-year guard Nick Zeisloft rotated over to put a hand in Chatman's face, but he buried it despite the contest from Zeisloft. 

"I thought I was there on it," Zeisloft said. "He hit a tough one." 

"It was there, we had the game under our belt," senior guard Yogi Ferrell said. "They hit a lucky shot at the end." 

Indiana head coach Tom Crean said the team was aware of Chatman even though he averaged seven minutes of playing time per game while appearing in 25 of Michigan's 32 games entering Friday.

"He hasn't played a lot, but we knew he's capable of making threes. And he had too open of a look, and it was his moment to hit it." 

Officials reviewed the shot and determined it good, but also put 0.2 seconds back on the clock. As Zeisloft ran laterally along the baseline during the final inbounds pass, he hurled the ball downcourt like a baseball pass to junior forward Troy Williams, who was unable to catch and shoot the ball in midair. 

Indiana as a team shot 4 of 17 from 3-point range, its second-lowest shooting percentage from beyond the arc this season. Entering Friday's game, Indiana had made at least eight 3-pointers in each of their last nine games. 

"We didn't shoot it well enough comparatively to the way we usually do," Crean said. 

2. TURNOVER ISSUES REAPPEAR: Turnovers proved to be problematic for Indiana from the start. The Hoosiers had six in the first 12 minutes and finished with 15, the most since Indiana's loss at Penn State on Feb. 6.

A turnover by freshman forward OG Anunoby with 21 seconds left set up the dagger by Michigan. As he drove and spun toward the basket, he lost control of the ball, giving it back to Michigan. The turnover gave the Wolverines plenty of time to hold for the final shot, and the end result was the miraculous 3-pointer by Chatman. 

However, the blame for the numerous mistakes made by the Hoosiers does not rest solely on the constantly improving forward. Michigan capitalized on seemingly every mistake, finishing with 22 points off 15 Indiana turnovers. IU's frontcourt players accounted for 12 of those 15 turnovers. 

"We had some turnovers that were costly," Crean said. "We just needed to execute our passing better. We need to get betteer with our quicker ball movement." 

3. ANUNOBY PROVIDES SPARK OFF THE BENCH: The last time Indiana faced Michigan, Anunoby matched a career-high with 11 points. On Friday, he set a new career with 13 points on 6 of 6 shooting from the field. 

It marked the first time since Feb. 2 that Anunoby reached double figures in scoring. At one point in the second half, he stole the ball and dunked in transition on back-to-back defensive possessions for Indiana. 

Though it wasn't enough for Indiana to come away with the win, Anunoby was optimistic about the Hoosiers' postseason future. 

"We're disappointed with the loss, but we know we played hard," Anunoby. "We're still playing. There's still more games. We'll keep our head up." 

4. BIG TEN TOURNAMENT HAS NOT BEEN KIND TO INDIANA: With the outright regular season title in tow, Indiana earned the No. 1 seed in the Big Ten Tournament. However, seeding has had little to do with Indiana's success, or lack thereof, in the conference tournament.

The Hoosiers are now 11-19 all-time in the Big Ten Tournament with only one championship game appearance (2001) in the the tournament's 18-year history and just one semifinal appearance since 2007. Indiana has also never won the conference tournament title.

5. NCAA TOURNAMENT SEEDING SHOULDN'T BE AFFECTED: Many bracketologists projected Indiana as a No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament after winning the Big Ten regular season title outright. Even with an early exit in the Big Ten Tournament, that seeding likely won't change.

The Hoosiers still accomplished plenty leading into Friday, including three wins against teams in the RPI Top 50 - two of which were earned in February. The loss in the Big Ten Tournament was disappointing for Indiana's players, but it shouldn't affect their NCAA Tournament Resume ahead of selection Sunday. 


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