At the buzzer: Indiana 83, SIU Edwardsville 60

  • 12/02/2016 9:01 pm in

Quick thoughts on Indiana’s 83-60 win over SIU Edwardsville:

How it happened: Save for a shaky start, this game was all Indiana. After trailing 4-0 to start, Indiana ripped off a 29-8 run to claim a 17-point lead. It never got closer than 14 points the rest of the way. Without any frontcourt size for SIU Edwardsville, Indiana dominated the glass by grabbing 15 offensive rebounds for 17 second chance points. The Hoosiers also blocked eight shots. Against an inferior opponent, Indiana was dominant, which is what you’d expect from one of the nation’s top 15 teams. The win was IU’s 22nd straight in Bloomington, the longest active streak in the Big Ten.

Standout performance: Sophomore Juwan Morgan was relentless on the boards and recorded his first career double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds. The undersized Cougars had no answer for Morgan’s aggressiveness in the paint.

Statistics that stands out: Indiana had a turnover percentage of just 11.9 in the first half and 18.9 percent for the game, a season low. The Hoosiers also rebounded 45.5 percent of their missed shots.

Final IU player stats:

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Final tempo-free stats:

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  • SCHoosier

    Good opponent for James to have a tough shooting night. Young’ens needed to play and they did.

  • I was literally going to type “young’ens.” So, you beat me to it.

  • sarge

    Good game, for the young’ens and other guys who don’t see much pt. Good D. DD and CUJO looked good. GG looking comfortable in his time. JW was a beast. Good effort after a slow start. Love this team already. Anyone else follow what TB is doing all game? That kid just loves to play.

  • BeneathTheBanners

    1. CJ, DG, and DD all showed they belonged tonight at different times.
    2. Big game for JM. Glad to see the kid showing up on the stat sheet when everything he usually does goes unnoticed statistically.
    3. Absolutely loved the lineup choices tonight. It was almost like CTC was showing off. We played big and ran some good sets (DD, TB, JM,), we played small (JM at the 5.).

    I actually thought SIUE played pretty well. I’m looking for them to play pretty well in conference.

  • IUowns

    Juwan Morgan, what game man! Loved his energy and hustle. Had to get a comfortable W and that’s exactly what we did. Yo OG, be back for the Butler game please?

  • IU Cal 1809

    Listening to pre game OG thinks he is playing Sunday!!!

  • unclekerfuffle

    Really like the DD with back to basket and TB playing the 4. It should be very effective in certain situations especially when OG gets back. JM was correctly described as a “WARRIOR” this summer.

  • IU Cal 1809

    Add in ZM looking like CH 2.0 to the list that looks like they belong!!!

  • IU Cal 1809

    Ya could tell he was still feeling the effects of the NC game.

  • Justin Beard

    Encouraging whether he plays or not.

  • Oh, man, that would be like an early Christmas and Hanukkah present all in one.

  • IU Cal 1809

    Ya OG said he wants play when fish asked him. Then they did the pre game interview with Crean that OG is tired of the chair already and there not going to let back tell is almost 100%! But still makes us feel better that is not like RJ last year.

  • Piker

    Looking at the stats everyone played well. Two that stood out DD no defensive rebounds …maybe blocking out for guard rebounds… kinda think that is a TC strategy of the D boards….TP 4 rebounds 6 minutes, well done TP.

  • Cleveland Hoosier

    Evening everyone. This is my first time to post, but I really respect Alex’s work and the fraternal community on this site. My papaw was a season ticket holder and actually furnished Coach Knight’s house. I’m a die hard hoosier in Buckeye country. Hopefully I can connect with fellow basketball fans as it is hard to talk anything but the winless browns or overrated football OSU team around here! Hope you all are well this weekend, Go IU!

  • Cleveland Hoosier

    Evening everyone. This is my first time to post, but I really respect Alex’s work and the fraternal community on this site. My papaw was a season ticket holder and actually furnished Coach Knight’s house. I’m a die hard hoosier in Buckeye country. Hopefully I can connect with fellow basketball fans as it is hard to talk anything but the winless browns or overrated football OSU team around here! Hope you all are well this weekend, Go IU!

  • He should sit it out and wait until next game, so he can fully heal. That would give him an additional week. He’s won’t be seriously needed until Butler. Unless of course he is already healed.

  • Kwang

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