Five takeaways from Indiana’s win over Austin Peay


Indiana moved to 2-0 on Monday night with a comfortable 102-76 win over Austin Peay of the Ohio Valley Conference.

Here’s a look at five takeaways from the win over the Governors:

· Indiana’s ball movement in the second half was in midseason form: We’ve seen some impressive shooting performances from Indiana in Assembly Hall in recent seasons, but last night was right up there with all of them from a statistical standpoint.


Notebook: Hot shooting propels Hoosiers to win


After not shooting it at last season’s standards through two exhibitions and the regular season opener, Indiana couldn’t miss on Monday night in Assembly Hall.

The hot shooting performance led to a 102-76 blowout win over Austin Peay.

The Hoosiers shot 80-percent from the field and from 3-point range in the second half and 66.7 percent from the floor for the game to improve to 2-0.


The Minute After: Austin Peay


Thoughts on a 102-76 win against the Governors: 

The Hoosiers played a near perfect offensive second half. Fifteen straight made shots, 18 for their last 20, a barrage of 3-pointers, ridiculous highlight reel plays from Troy Williams.

They finished the contest with an insane effective field goal percentage of 80, 16-of-27 (59.2 percent) from distance and scored 1.30 points per possession.

There’s perhaps no other team in America that can do what these guys do on offense. It’s a marvel. It’s a joy. But it’s old hat now. We know they can pump in points like no one else.

What Indiana needs to do is complement its high-powered offense with a respectable defense. (Or gasp, even a good to great defense.) Against Eastern Illinois it was there. The Hoosiers allowed just .716 points per possession to the Panthers, its best mark since November of 2013. But from the onset in this one, the defense was an after thought. Austin Peay scored 41 total points against Vanderbilt in their opener on Friday night. The Governors had 38 against Indiana at half and ended the contest with 76 points.


Video: Tom Crean reacts to win over Austin Peay

Tom Crean met with the media following Indiana’s 102-76 win over Austin Peay on Monday at Assembly Hall.

Watch the full press conference below:

Photo Gallery: Indiana vs. Austin Peay


Check out 36 photos by Jamie Owens from Indiana’s 102-76 win over Austin Peay at Assembly Hall in the embedded photo gallery after the jump. See more images and purchase prints from J. Scott Photography.


Video: IU players react to win over Austin Peay

Yogi Ferrell and Nick Zeisloft met with the media following Indiana’s 102-76 win over Austin Peay on Monday at Assembly Hall.

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Video: Dave Loos reacts to loss at Indiana

Austin Peay coach Dave Loos met with the media following his team’s 102-76 loss to Indiana at Assembly Hall on Monday night.

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