At the Buzzer: Indiana 95, Iowa 73

  • 03/09/2017 8:29 pm in

WASHINGTON – Quick thoughts on Indiana’s 95-73 win over Iowa:

How it happened: Iowa kept things close for a half. And then Indiana ran the Hawkeyes out of the Verizon Center. After a Jordan Bohannon free throw drew Iowa to within three at 55-52 with 14:38 to play, the barrage began. De’Ron Davis layup. James Blackmon Jr. 3-pointer. Devonte Green jumper. Another Blackmon Jr. 3-pointer. Thomas Bryant dunk. The 12-0 spurt gave Indiana a comfortable 67-52 lead. After Fran McCaffery was called for a technical with 5:02 to play and Blackmon Jr. hit a pair of free throws, Indiana’s lead was 27. The Hoosiers finished with 1.25 points per possession with an effective field goal percentage of 70.7. Indiana has now won three of four and Thursday’s victory sets up a Friday quarterfinal matchup with Wisconsin.

Standout performer: Blackmon Jr. finished with a team-high 23 points. He also added eight rebounds, four assists, a steal and just one turnover in 32 minutes.

Statistics that stands out: After being outscored 39 to 16 at the free throw line in Iowa City, Indiana won the free throw battle on Thursday night. The Hoosiers were 13-of-19 from the line and Iowa was just 6-of-10. Indiana also won the points off of turnovers battle, 22-18. In Iowa City, it was a 25-18 advantage for the Hawkeyes.

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  • pcantidote

    We had way more vs. Kent St in elite 8 in 2002 if my memory serves. It must be a B1G tournament record. I would have pegged that record at around 4.

  • calbert40 – AC000000

    WOW!!

  • TomJameson

    Yeah, I agree with Ole Man, they need at least another two to dance. Those two quality wins were nice, but they were a very long time ago, and the horrible rest-of-the-season is recent news. Lost too many in a row to make it up that quickly.

    But IU will probably be a top seed in the NIT 🙂

  • Lang

    and capable of losing too. but at least now they are clicking, and hopefully it will be carried to the Dance

  • Koko

    Well done men…..well done…..now Wisky….Go IU!

  • Jonny McClain

    great win. happy to see these kids playing at a high level and beating a team that they knew they were better than. funny how a team can shoot 40 plus free throws and then a few weeks later shoot 10. most disappointing part of my night is watching at Scotty’s on 96th street and they are playing the butler game over the loudspeaker instead of IU… so sad. I knew that I should have went to kilroys.

  • Zach

    They hit 18 in a home game against Minnesota in February 2015

  • Pianoroark

    If I remember right, the committee isn’t supposed to take into account when the wins took place. However, they do take into account what players were on the court for said wins, which may hurt IU, fair or not (because IU beat Kansas and UNC with OG).

    I still have to believe that IU has a better shot than many are forecasting. Some of these bubble teams’ resumes simply do not stack up to IU’s.

  • TomJameson

    The thing is that the committee will make their decisions based on all the factors they’re “supposed to”, plus on how they “feel” about the teams, then justify those decisions however they want … or not even bother with the justification part.

    It’s like when a jury hears something they shouldn’t and the judge tells them to disregard it. Yeah, right. lol

    And the selection committee hasn’t seemed to be, historically, a friend to IU basketball.