Indiana defeated Maryland on Monday night at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington by a final score of 63-55.
Trayce Jackson-Davis led IU with 22 points and 15 rebounds. The Hoosiers overcame a 37-27 second half deficit with a prolonged 33-11 run to put the game away.
Below are the three keys to the game, highlights and expanded stats.
The Hoosiers (7-4) will travel to Wisconsin for a 7 p.m. ET tip on Thursday night.
THREE KEYS TO THE GAME
1. Trayce Jackson-Davis takes over. Indiana’s All-American big man struggled in the first half, converting just 2-of-9 shots. But in the final 12 minutes Jackson-Davis took the game over. He scored 15 points in the final 12 minutes, and finished with 22 points and 15 rebounds, both team highs. His frontcourt mate Race Thompson also recorded a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds as IU won the overall rebound margin 43-33.
2. A high-end defensive effort. Maryland came into the game ranked No. 11 in adjusted offensive efficiency according to KenPom. The Hoosiers held the Terps to just 38.5 percent shooting overall, including 28 percent from beyond the arc. Maryland had eight assists against ten turnovers and grabbed just six offensive rebounds.
3. Ball security and offensive rebounds save rough offensive night. Indiana wasn’t sharp offensively either. Saddled with the loss of second-leading scorer Armaan Franklin to an ankle injury, the Hoosiers converted just 37.3 from the field and 18.2 percent from long range. But IU committed only ten turnovers which helped to maximize possessions. Three of the ten turnovers came in the last couple minutes after Indiana had pulled away. IU also pulled down 12 offensive rebounds and converted them into 14 points.
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