At the Buzzer: Indiana 103, Delaware State 56

  • 12/19/2016 9:58 pm in

Quick thoughts on Indiana’s 103-56 win over Delaware State:

How it happened: This one was over quickly. Indiana wasn’t sharp defensively to start, but it didn’t matter. The Hoosiers were allowing 1.13 points per possession at the under 12 timeout, but improved as the game moved along. By the final buzzer, Delaware State managed just 56 points and .83 points per possession. Offensively, the Hoosiers tied a season-high with 103 points and scored 1.53 points per possession, a season-high. Four players finished in double figure scoring for Indiana and the Hoosiers hit 11-of-26 from behind the 3-point line for 42.3 percent. All in all, it was what you’d expect from a guarantee game against an inferior opponent.

Standout performance: Junior Robert Johnson turned in another solid all-around performance with 17 points, seven rebounds and six assists in 28 minutes. Johnson was just 2-of-8 on 3s, but 7-of-14 from the field. Sophomore OG Anunoby also deserves a mention as he finished with 19 points, nine rebounds and four blocked shots in 19 minutes.

Statistic that stands out: Indiana turned it over on just 16.3 percent of its possession, its second lowest turnover rate of the season.

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  • ForeverIU

    My only intellectual dilemma as a result of this game is that I can’t decide if Delaware State is a cupcake or a cream puff!!!!! Help me out!

  • BKLock

    yes they are

  • cbags05

    I’ll be honest. I didn’t even know there was a game tonight….oops.

  • JT

    Which game was more relevant to the improvement of the team, the CC vs Butler or tonight? Without doubt the CC was the better match up even though we lost. Fewer cup cakes will make us better come March when it all counts.

  • BKLock

    Kind of feeling ho hum about the game…because it is what you would expect from a guarantee game.
    Actually glad that OG is starting to get back into game shape.
    Was also glad to see RJ taking more shots.

    High light – Priller’s assist!

  • ForeverIU

    The only reason I knew is my 7 year old said he’d heard something about it at school. Then I take him to steak & shake and there’s an army of families dressed in red and candy stripes, although they didn’t look too upbeat, just going through the Hoosier fan ritual, begrudgingly it seemed. I didn’t watch the game; no interest in expending even one calorie on a game like this, especially after the loss to Butler. LOL.

  • cbags05

    When i saw the article i was taking a break from cleaning the kitchen. I was still thinking about the butler game and reading through those threads.

    Hey. We hit ?

  • SCHoosier

    A scrimmage partner about sums it up. Glad to see the Hoosiers come alive..but is what they did exactly what they should have done against this kind of opponent.. IU shooters were so wide open for threes you could have put another body between the shooter and the defender. Won’t see much of that defense in the conference. Butler stayed in the Hoosiers shorts first half Sat..you saw the result. Glad to see OG back strong..and love that mid-range jumper Rob has developed. Somebody explain Freddie to me..three really awful passes and his body language does not speak words I understand. Go Hoosiers. rootin’ for the kid..but TC may have “missed ” on this one.