At the Buzzer: Indiana 83, St. John’s 73

  • 11/24/2015 4:05 pm in

A few quick thoughts on Indiana’s 83-73 win over St. John’s in the Maui Jim Maui Invitational:

How it happened: It wasn’t pretty, but Indiana bounced back from Monday’s 82-78 loss to Wake Forest by grinding out a win over St. John’s. The Red Storm shouldn’t be confused with a competent high major team given the fact that they were coming off a 37-point beatdown at the hands of Vanderbilt, but it was a win nonetheless for the Hoosiers. After leading by as many as 17 in the first half, Indiana let St. John’s get as close as six with 1:53 to play before closing out the win.

Standout performer: Yogi Ferrell scored a game-high 22 points and added seven assists and four rebounds in 36 minutes. Ferrell hit 9-of-10 free throws, 6-of-12 from the floor, but also had three turnovers.

Statistic that stands out: When Indiana wasn’t turning it over, the Hoosiers shot it well in this one. Indiana finished the game with an effective field goal percentage of 65.4.

Number that needs work: It’s been an issue all month for Indiana and the Hoosiers continued the trend on Tuesday by coughing it up 16 times for a turnover percentage of 23.5. St John’s scored 25 points off of those turnovers.

Final stats:

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  • straight no chaser

    We had 16 instead of 20 turnovers, because Troy had only 1. Baby steps …

  • straight no chaser

    You’ll be back for UNLV. LOL.

  • CreamandCrimson

    He earned his benching with his erratic play. Thankfully, he responded fairly well today. His mom is understandably not thrilled but I thought today was a positive step for the team, and eventually for Troy.

  • CreamandCrimson

    I can’t say I don’t care about the result but I agree with the rest!

  • straight no chaser

    Sometimes you have to pay a short-term price for long-term gain. I want CTC to trust his instincts and not care about entertaining fans as he builds this team, as a team.

  • Nicholas Allen Cotner

    *Sigh

  • David Macer

    Guys, read many of these posts. Back away from the ledge. I wonder what UNC fans were thinking after they lost to UNI. UNI and Wake are comparably rated by Kenpom, 56 vs. 67.

  • Barancy Peloma

    This looks like a long season ahead. The big problem i see is that tim crean teams do not get better as the season goes on. At best, they are the same in march as they were in december. Sometimes, they are worse.
    As disappointing as this season is likely to be, at least it should be creans’s last and if there is resistance to it, fred glass’s too.

  • enickman

    Probably disappointed but tempered with the realization that they have a coach who’s proven he can win a championship. Your point is well taken though.

  • BMusic

    Morgan didn’t look bad today. But hey, when you’re a freshman, there are going to be games where you don’t play.

  • hardly

    I think CTC trusting his instincts is what has gotten us here…I’m not a fan of that strategy. IMO he should trust someone else’s instincts.

  • INUnivHoosier

    So you’re saying he should drive all gaame, because TW is 100% sure things are going to end in at least 2 points.

  • INUnivHoosier

    I’m sure Tom has dealt with his fair share of psycho parents over the years.

  • INUnivHoosier

    Wouldn’t he be gone already if he had stayed?

  • INUnivHoosier

    Half a step quicker than the alternative.

  • INUnivHoosier

    Because he has not shown an ability to defend or score consistently would be my guess.

  • INUnivHoosier

    But they are in Hawaii.

  • straight no chaser

    LOL you have a point but I said 95% for a reason.

  • bvillehoosier

    He also said that Blackmon had “pride” defensively. It’s obvious he has watched very little IU baskeball lately

  • bvillehoosier

    What is LSU considering?

  • cooper

    Firing les miles