Indiana coach Archie Miller cites 'Lack of physicality and discipline' in Michigan loss
Michigan defeated Indiana 73-57 on Saturday afternoon, extending the Wolverines’ winning streak to seven.
On the other side, the Hoosiers have now lost three straight contests.
After the game, Indiana coach Archie Miller discussed a “lack of physicality and discipline,” particularly in the first half. Michigan went to the free throw line 18 times in the opening 20 minutes.
“When you give a team 18 free throws in the first half, that is a lack of physicality and discipline,” Miller said, via 247Sports. “Their overall size and ability to drive — they were the more aggressive team. I also thought we had some really tough reach-in calls that were really undisciplined, but they made every free throw — 16-out of-18 in the first half. It was a big deal.”
Michigan also out-rebounded Indiana, 37-27 for the game. No Indiana player had more than six boards.
The Hoosiers evened out the free throw disparity in the second half, but shot just 33.3 percent from the field after halftime. That shooting performance allowed Michigan to further extend its lead after the break.
Indiana is quickly losing its grasp on an NCAA Tournament at large berth. The Hoosiers are now 12-12 overall and 7-10 in Big Ten play.
“We are on to the next one this time of the year,” Miller said. “There is not a whole lot to talk about.”
Indiana faces Michigan State in a must-win game for both programs on Tuesday.