3 keys vs. Indiana 

January, 5, 2012
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The No. 13 Michigan basketball team is 2-0 in conference play and undefeated at home, but Thursday night against No. 12 Indiana, the Wolverines will experience their first road test of the Big Ten season.

Michigan has really only had one true road game this season (a 70-58 loss to Virginia). In that game the Wolverines shot well (44 percent) but just couldn’t close out the game on the road. Assembly Hall, home of the Hoosiers, is known for being a tough venue. If Michigan wants to come away victorious these are three keys the Wolverines need to focus on.

1. Contain freshman forward Cody Zeller. He’s the Hoosiers leading scorer and rebounder. Michigan State was able to keep their game close for so long because they got Zeller into foul trouble -- his limited playing time allowed Zeller only enough floor time to score four points and grab three rebounds. (But junior forward Christian Watford exploded for 26 points for Indiana.) If Zeller comes out and scores big against a depleted Michigan post contingent, the Wolverines will struggle mightily.
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