BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Christian Watford scored 25 points, and Verdell Jones broke a late tie with four straight points to help lead No. 12 Indiana beat No. 16 Michigan 73-71 on Thursday night.
Indiana (14-1 2-1 Big Ten) stayed perfect at Assembly Hall and beat a third ranked team this season — its most in one season since 2005-06.
Tim Hardaway Jr. had 19 points for Michigan (12-3, 2-1) while Jordan Morgan added 12. The Wolverines dropped to 1-2 against ranked teams this season and have lost 14 of their last 15 at Indiana since 1996.
On Thursday, the Wolverines never even led.
But after Hardaway converted a turnover into a dunk to tie the score at 68 with 3:07 to go, Jones broke the tie with four straight points. Watford then made 1 of 2 free throws and Zack Novak's long heave was off the mark.