At the Buzzer: Indiana 87, Arkansas State 70

  • 11/22/2017 8:57 pm in

Quick thoughts on a 87-70 win over Arkansas State:

How it happened: Early on, it looked as if Indiana would have trouble pulling away from another early season opponent on Branch McCracken Court. Arkansas State’s zone was effective early and through the game’s first 8:54, Indiana managed just 12 points. But once the Hoosiers cracked the zone, the floodgates opened offensively in the first half. The Hoosiers turned it over just four times before intermission and shot 14-of-24 on 2s to finish the first half with 1.34 points per possession. But this victory didn’t come easy for Indiana. Arkansas State cut the lead to three on multiple occasions in the second half before the Hoosiers were able to pull away late. The key down the stretch? Indiana took care of the ball. After turning it over four times in the first eight minutes of the second half, Indiana didn’t commit a turnover in the final 11:41.

Standout performer: Juwan Morgan finished with a career-high 28 points on 9-of-11 shooting from the field and a 10-of-10 performance from the foul line.

Statistics that stands out: Indiana won the points off of turnovers battle 15-0 and had nine blocked shots.

Final IU individual stats:

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  • John D Murphy

    Maybe his stats as a high volume HS scorer where he shot 48% his senior year. Last year was low volume and within the range of a shooter (36%). Apparently you weren’t baffled enough to actually be curious.

  • John D Murphy

    I’m in it for the duration.

  • John D Murphy

    Not DD please for the love of all that is holy no.

  • John D Murphy

    All true my friend but it just isn’t who we are this year…at least until CH is back and Rob has the full mojo.

  • Tenacious Newt

    welp the three ball didn’t start till Steve Alford made it a habit;) And yes it’s been a long time gone all time times zones encumbered but Daylight Savings is still a travesty. The mind gets ahead of the punctuation. Drive, jack, and get back!

  • Tenacious Newt

    HAHA! Colonel Kurtz at long lurking last!

  • Tenacious Newt

    fair play. It’s a big family so maybe assuming the rest of it from South Carolina might invoke a bit of self reflection.

  • ChitwoodIN

    Didn’t realize you still came on here expecting someone to discuss anything about IU or basketball. Could care less whether or not you think I’m serious.
    Why not sign in with a different name and rail on me now?
    3,2,1…..and go.

  • ChitwoodIN

    I agree to an extent. It’s something we need to work on…just not during the game.
    5-18 means they just chuck it up and hope it falls. Those are lost possessions.
    I’m happy the FTs are up. I’m keeping it simple. 😉
    Happy thanksgiving bball!

  • bball at nick’s

    Same to you have a great restful day.

  • Koko

    CM likes to shoot 3’s….put him in against EM and let him pump a few.