Charles Matthew scored 16 of his 18 points in the first half to help the second-ranked Wolverines build a double-digit lead and they went on to beat the 21st-ranked Hoosiers 74-63 victory Sunday. Langford and Morgan have often looked as frazzled as their teammates, missing layups on offense, missing rotations on defense and making things too easy for the Wolverines.
Morgan went an uncharacteristic 4 of 12 from the field himself in the first half, while Langford contributed only two field goals.
Langford (17 points and 6 rebounds) and Morgan (25 points and 8 rebounds), the only two players in double-figures for the Hoosiers, showed a great deal of toughness keeping in in the game for most of the second half. "I think we've had spurts of it, but digging ourselves into those holes is hard for any team to fight back from".
That means that the Wolverines are winning their games by an average of points per game. "Now, that's not gonna work for us".
The Indiana Hoosiers are going to have to have their best game of the year if they hope to compete with MI, let alone take down the Wolverines in their own home.
The Hoosiers were missing freshmen Rob Phinisee, Jake Forrester, Race Thompson and Jerome Hunter for Sunday's game, along with junior forward De'Ron Davis, who informed Miller after warm-ups he could not play due to an ankle injury.
"Just going in there, it will be a dogfight for sure", Morgan said. IN made 14 of 18 free throws to 4 of 9 for Michigan State.
Two of the better three point shooting teams in the country, percentage wise, combined for just 9-of-30 from deep.
All of that being said, the players aren't anxious about the flawless record as much as they do about getting better with each and every game.
"He's fine, he's not the problem", Miller said of Morgan.