Quick thoughts on a 67-65 win over Iowa:
How it happened: Things were bleak early for Indiana. Iowa made its first three 3-pointers and led 17-4 by the 13:09 mark of the first half. It looked like the Hawkeyes might run the Hoosiers right off Branch McCracken Court. Indiana, however, had an answer. And it was primarily fueled by its youth. Jordan Geromino, Anthony Leal and Khristian Lander all gave the Hoosiers solid minutes and with Luka Garza on the bench with two fouls, IU made its move. After Iowa led 31-24 with 2:44 to play before halftime on a Joe Wieskamp layup, Indiana scored the last nine points before intermission to claim a 33-31 lead.
That momentum, however, would be short lived. Archie Miller went back with his starters to begin the second half. By the time Miller brought Geronimo, Leal and Lander back at the 15:43 mark, Indiana trailed 38-35. The Hoosiers got back within one at the 11:33 mark on a 3-pointer by Trey Galloway, but Iowa pushed it back to six after a pair of free throws and a 3-pointer by Jordan Bohannon. The Hoosiers answered again as Trayce Jackson-Davis tied the game at 53 with a 3-point play at the 6:06 mark. Indiana regained the lead on an Armaan Franklin layup with 5:05 to play.
After Indiana missed three of four free throws, Iowa opened a 3-point lead on two straight buckets from Garza. IU answered with a 3-pointer from Rob Phinisee with 1:39 to play. Garza split a pair of free throws on the ensuing possession to give Iowa a 62-61 lead. IU then answered with a bucket by Race Thompson to reclaim the lead with 55.8 seconds to play. The Hoosiers then got a stop and Jackson-Davis was fouled and made both free throws to give IU a 3-point lead. Bohannon answered with a 3-pointer with 27 seconds to play. That set the stage for Armaan Franklin, who nailed a long 2 with 1.6 seconds to play to lift IU to its 10th win.
Standout performer: Trayce Jackson-Davis (17 points, 12 rebounds) and Race Thompson (15 points, six rebounds) were both terrific for the Hoosiers. The duo combined to shoot 12-of-22 from the field. Thompson added four blocked shots.
Statistics that stands out: Indiana scored 17 points off of 11 Iowa turnovers. The Hoosiers also held Iowa to .96 points per possession, a season-low for the Hawkeyes.
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Filed to: Iowa Hawkeyes