ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Charles Matthews and Jordan Poole each scored 18 points and No. 2 Michigan held off No. 21 Indiana for a 74-63 victory on Sunday to stay unbeaten this season.
Matthews, who scored 16 of his 18 points in the first half, also had six rebounds and four steals in the win.
Zavier Simpson added 12 points, freshman Ignas Brazdeikis scored 10 and fellow rookie Brandon Johns ended with eight points and eight rebounds for the Wolverines (15-0, 4-0 Big Ten), who are enjoying one of their best starts in program history.
In fact, Michigan, which many believe has a case to be the No. 1 team in the country, is just one win away from matching the school’s best-ever start.
Juwan Morgan scored 25 points with eight rebounds for Indiana, but needed 22 shots to get to his total after going 9-of-22 from the field.
Romero Langford added 17 points and six rebounds, while Justin Smith scored six points and matched his season-high with nine rebounds for the (12-3, 3-1) who had won seven straight since losing at Duke on Nov. 27.
Michigan jumped out to a 23-9 lead in the game and led 44-29 at halftime.
Indiana managed to trim the deficit to 57-50 midway through the second half, but the Wolverines responded to build back their double-digit lead for the comfortable win.