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Five takeaways from Indiana’s win over Notre Dame

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana improved to 9-3 on Saturday with a come from behind 80-73 win over Notre Dame in the Crossroads Classic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

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

· This win should be a confidence booster for Indiana: Things looked bleak for the Hoosiers five minutes into the second half. But rather than letting Notre Dame pull away, the Hoosiers fought back.

Slowly but surely, IU was able to chip away at Notre Dame’s lead and finally pulled even at 71 with 4:13 to play. From there, the Hoosiers outscored Notre Dame 9-2 the rest of the way to grind out the victory.


Film Session: IPFW

While Troy Williams’ career-high five blocks against IPFW would appear to indicate a strong defensive performance, that wasn’t quite the case.

We’ll take a look at a number of defensive miscues from the junior in the latest edition of Film Session:

The Mastodons pass the ball to the right wing:



Five takeaways from Indiana’s win over IPFW

Indiana moved to 7-3 on Wednesday night with a comfortable 90-65 win over IPFW at Assembly Hall. Here’s a look at five takeaways from the win over the Mastodons:

· The game lacked energy from the start: From a sparse crowd to frequent whistles to IU’s carelessness with the ball, Wednesday’s game didn’t have much flow.

There were a total of 46 fouls and 31 turnovers (17 by IU), which resulted in play stopping often. As a result, the fans in Assembly Hall were not engaged for a majority of the night.


Notebook: Niego makes most of opportunity

As the fouls mounted up on Wednesday night in the first half, Tom Crean was forced to go deeper into his bench than usual.

James Blackmon Jr. had three fouls before halftime and Robert Johnson and Nick Zeisloft each had two. With limited backcourt depth, Crean turned to freshman walk-on Harrison Niego when Blackmon Jr. picked up his third foul with 7:54 left in the first half.

Niego, who had played a total of 16 minutes through IU’s first nine games, delivered in Indiana’s 90-65 win over IPFW.


At the Buzzer: Indiana 90, IPFW 65

A few quick thoughts on Indiana’s 90-65 win over IPFW:

How it happened: There wasn’t much that stood out in this win for Indiana as Assembly Hall lacked energy from the tip and the Hoosiers played sloppy at times. But against a Summit League opponent that was outclassed from a talent perspective, Indiana had more than enough to win comfortably. However, it’s still probably fair to call the performance underwhelming, especially when you consider how well Indiana played Saturday against Morehead State. The win moved the Hoosiers to 7-3 overall with McNeese State coming to Bloomington on Saturday.