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PODCAST: IU men's basketball winning streak comes to an end with loss at Michigan



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Freshman Romeo Langford goes to shoot during the IU men's basketball game against Illinois on Jan. 3 in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. Alex Deryn Buy Photos

After winning seven consecutive games following a blowout loss at Duke University, the IU men's basketball team was dealt its third road loss of the season Sunday night.

The Hoosiers fell by 11 points against the then-No. 2 ranked Michigan Wolverines, a game in which IU never led. Injuries, foul trouble and a slow start to the game doomed IU from the opening tipoff, but a resurgent second-half performance gave the Hoosiers some momentum despite the loss.

With 16 more conference games left to close out the season, Indiana Daily Student basketball writers Cameron Drummond and Ben Portnoy, along with special guest and former IDS staffer Andrew Hussey from Michigan's Rivals' website, The Wolverine, dissect what happened during Sunday's game and what it means for both IU and Michigan going forward.


PODCAST SEGMENTS:

2:25 - What went wrong for IU and what went right for Michigan during Sunday's game?

6:35 - Going inside the box score for IU and Michigan

9:45 - Will IU ever find a consistent third scoring option on offense behind Romeo Langford and Juwan Morgan?

12:00 - Do IU's bench players need to do more once substituted into the game?

16:45 - How would this game have played out with both teams having a fully healthy roster?

24:20 - The experience factor of Michigan versus the youth of IU

25:40 - What to expect from IU's upcoming stretch of games

28:00 - Is it too late for IU to find a third scorer?

30:30 - How do IU's fringe players fit into IU's offensive system?

33:50 - Who is the best option to be the Hoosiers' main leader?

36:12 - Where does Michigan go for the rest of the season?

38:00 - Where does IU go for the rest of the season?

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