At the buzzer: Indiana 80, Minnesota 56

  • 02/09/2018 9:30 pm in

Quick thoughts on an 80-56 win over Minnesota:

How it happened: This one was close for about 16 minutes. Minnesota looked as though it might give Indiana a game as the Gophers drew within three at 27-24 with 4:20 to play in the first half. But Indiana quickly stretched the lead out to 13 and eventually led by 10 at the half after some late half miscues gave Minnesota three made free throws in the final five seconds. But Indiana would quickly shut the door on the Gophers in the second half with a 6-0 run that stretched the lead to 16 at 45-29. The Hoosiers led by as many as 27 and cruised to their second straight win. The victory moved Indiana back to .500 in league play (7-7) with four regular season games to go.

Standout performer: Devonte Green shined in his second straight start as the sophomore scored 17 of his 19 points in the first half. Green added a career-high seven assists and four rebounds in 31 minutes. Juwan Morgan put together another strong performance with 19 points, nine rebounds and five assists in 30 minutes.

Statistic that stands out: With the exception of a few head scratching turnovers, Indiana’s offense operated at peak efficiency most of the night. The Hoosiers had 21 assists on 30 made field goals and scored 1.15 points per possession.

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  • John D Murphy

    You do a real dis- service by talking about JM and the nba. He has become a great college bball player. It doesn’t mean he tranlates to the nba. He’ll make money playing somewhere but probably not in the nba.. I hope he declares and gets the feedback and returns.

  • Jeff Crowder

    I’m sorry you feel that way. In the new positionless NBA a player with JMs skills can definitely get minutes.

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    Everything is good. We are having a really rough winter. The winter feels like the years of the 60’s and 70’s. Strong winter weather can make raising three teenagers a little rougher. Do you think that IU is at the same level as Baylor with the NCAA committee? I’m watching the Kansas vs Baylor game. Curious what you think.

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    Top 6. You know what, top 5.

  • MrNobody

    Best post I’ve seen in a while. Completely agree. This is IU bball

  • MrNobody

    One of my all too few specialties

  • Arch Puddington

    Thanks. What we are seeing now seems like what we have been waiting on for a generation.

  • Ole Man

    No. The Big 12 gets undeserved love from the media and the NCAA every year; gets too many teams in the dance; and then all but one or two of them are gone the opening weekend.
    IU right now is better than half the SEC, half the ACC and at least half of the Big 12, and I don’t care what the numbers say.
    The numbers this year are a farce and are going to cost deserving teams that should be in their spots; and bettors a lot of money.
    Good luck with the teens! LOL! 3 in that age range at once is awesomely nutz!

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    Agreed! Thanks for that.

  • John D Murphy

    Listen I hope I’m dead wrong. I will cheer wildly for jm. If he can shoot 38% from the nba 3 it could be a different story but I just don’t see guys he can guard or score on. Again, hope I’m wrong but I choose to celebrate the great college player he has become.

  • Jeff Crowder

    I’ll agree with that. He definitely has become something special