Quick thoughts on a 68-56 win at Minnesota:
How it happened: Things looked bleak early on for Indiana. The Hoosiers offered little resistance defensively and Minnesota built a 10-point lead. It looked like another road loss was inevitable. But once Indiana stabilized things defensively and kept Trayce Jackson-Davis involved in the offense, the Hoosiers mounted a run. By halftime, Minnesota’s lead was just three and Indiana didn’t take long to seize control in the second half. The Gophers continued to clank shots from both the perimeter (4-of-25) and the free throw line (10-of-19) and Indiana seized control thanks in large part to a monster effort from Jackson-Davis. The freshman forward finished with 27 points and 16 rebounds in IU’s second true road win of the season and its fourth win of the season away from Bloomington.
Standout performer: Jackson-Davis won the battle with Daniel Oturu, who finished with 11 points and 14 rebounds, but shot just 5-of-15 from the field. Jackson-Davis was 11-of-15 from the field and his 27 points were a career-high as were his 16 rebounds.
Statistic that stands out: Minnesota had 13 offensive rebounds, but zero second chance points.
Final IU individual stats:
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Assembly Call postgame show:
Filed to: Minnesota Golden Gophers