At the buzzer: Indiana 76, Louisiana 44

  • 11/21/2021 9:49 pm in

Quick thoughts on a 76-44 win over Louisiana:

How it happened: It didn’t take long for Indiana to pull away from Louisiana on Sunday night at Assembly Hall. The Hoosiers led by eight at the 13:53 mark of the first half and as the missed shots continued to mount for the Ragin’ Cajuns, the lead continued to balloon. Louisiana missed 25 straight shots in the first half and shot just 4-of-34 in the first 20 minutes. So the Hoosiers, despite turning it over 12 times in the first half and allowing 11 offensive rebounds, led 37-14 at intermission. It was a great defensive first half for Indiana and a woefully inept offensive performance from Louisiana. The Ragin’ Cajuns scored just .39 points per possession in the first half. The game never got interesting in the second half as Indiana led by as many as 40 points on its way to its fourth straight win to open the season.

Standout performer: Parker Stewart snapped out of an early-season shooting funk and scored 16 points on 6-of-7 shooting from the field. Stewart was 4-of-5 from behind the 3-point line in 18 minutes.

Statistics that stands out: There was plenty to like about Indiana’s offensive performance in Sunday’s win. The Hoosiers shot 10-of-19 from behind the 3-point line (52.6 percent) and 10-of-13 from the free throw line (76.9 percent). Turnovers, however, were an issue for the Hoosiers. Indiana turned it over 27 times for a turnover percentage of 36.

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