Yet another thrilling college basketball game went down today as two top ten teams from the Big 10 battled it out up in Michigan. Cody Zeller and the Indiana Hoosiers were looking to claim their first outright Big 10 title in 20 years, while Trey Burke and Michigan were looking to spoil the party. The game was hard fought throughout, with Michigan taking a three point lead at half, but Indiana fighting back to tie the game late. With Indiana down by 1, Cody Zeller made a layup with 13 seconds remaining to give the Hoosiers a 72-71 lead. Trey Burke’s shot at the end and the put back attempt just missed for Michigan as Indiana improved to 5-0 against top 10 teams this season and claimed its first outright Big 10 title since 1993.
Cody Zeller finished with 25 points and 10 rebounds for Indiana, while Trey Burke had 20 points, 3 rebounds, and 4 assists for Michigan. Indiana clinched a number 1 seed in this week’s Big 10 tournament, and possibly a number 1 seed in the NCAA tournament as well. In a season that has been straight up unpredictable, Indiana has managed to remain at or near the top of the rankings consistently throughout the season. After a Sweet 16 appearance in last year’s tournament, the Hoosiers now have their sights set on a national championship. There is still a long way to go however, and coach Tom Crean will make sure that Indiana prepares for each matchup one game at a time.
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