Quick thoughts on the 82-72 win over Minnesota:
how did that happen: Despite a better-than-usual start, Indiana’s defense left much to be desired in the first half on Wednesday evening. The Hoosiers allowed 1.15 points per possession as the Minnesota Rangers set off from the ocean with ease. Despite only 44.8 percent off the field, Gopher entered the first half by a lead of 37-35.
After Minnesota led 46-43 in the 15:27 mark of the second half, Indiana went on the 9-0 round to grab a 52-46 advantage at 13:25. But as was often the case, the Hoosiers were unable to build on their momentum. Indiana didn’t score at the next 4:08 and the six-point pillow quickly evaporated. Minnesota regained the lead on Dunk by Brandon Johnson with 8:35 to play, but Indiana came back straight to tie him at 55 at Trace Jackson-Davis Dunk.
Out of the eight media timeout, Trey Galloway missed a 3 pointer, but the Hoosiers connected from the ocean on the next property to push the advance to six at 61-55. Indiana opened its biggest lead in the match at 65-57 on a Rob Vincci shot with 4:40 to play and then pushed it down to 10 in a pair of free throws by Trayce Jackson-Davis with less than four throws to play. Minnesota never came close to xx the rest of the way as the Hoosiers scored their twelfth season and seventh wins in the Big Ten.
Outstanding performance: It was another monster performance for Trayce Jackson-Davis, who scored a double brace of 20 points and 10 rebounds. Jackson Davis shot 8 of 14 from the field.
Notable statistics: Despite making 17 turns, the Indiana attack delivered strong performance (1.21 points per possession) thanks to its strong shooting performance. Hoosiers made 57.6 percent of the 2s and 58.3 percent of the 3s.
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