BLOOMINGTON — Three takeaways from Indiana’s 73-57 loss to Michigan at Simon Skjodt Meeting Corridor:
• Indiana obtained higher manufacturing from the purpose guard place Saturday, as junior Rob Phinisee and senior Khristian Lander mixed for 14 factors and two assists. However Phinisee and Lander additionally went a mixed 6-of-17 from the ground with a couple of missed layups and weren’t in a position to attract sufficient Michigan defenders to them to successfully get Trayce Jackson-Davis and Race Thompson going. IU wants to resolve the purpose guard spot shifting ahead, whether or not it’s growing Lander right into a extra dynamic risk or discovering a switch in recruiting.
• Indiana matched Michigan in factors within the paint (30-30), however an incapability to maintain up from the 3-point line turned out to be IU’s undoing. Defending and scoring from the 3-point line has been a season-long subject for the Hoosiers. IU has been outscored by 30 factors on the 3-point line throughout its present three-game shedding streak.
• Senior guard Al Durham has stored taking part in exhausting via IU’s current slide, averaging 17.5 factors over his final two video games. Indiana is in want of a 3rd participant to step up with Durham and Jackson-Davis — maybe Thompson or Jerome Hunter — for the Hoosiers to have any shot of placing collectively a season-saving rally the ultimate week of the common season.