At the buzzer: Wisconsin 64, Indiana 59

  • 12/08/2021 9:15 pm in

Quick thoughts on a 64-59 loss at Wisconsin:

How it happened: Indiana was firing on all cylinders in the first half at the Kohl Center. The Hoosiers led by as many as 22 points in the first half on the strength of a strong shooting performance and stellar defense. Indiana shot 17-of-31 from the field in the first 20 minutes, only committed five turnovers and scored 1.35 points per possession on the Badgers. Wisconsin, on the other hand, shot a dismal 31.3 percent on 10-of-32 shooting as the Hoosiers went into the half with a commanding 47-32 lead.

Wisconsin, however, had an answer. By the 10:26 mark of the second half, Wisconsin had closed the gap to seven at 51-44 on a Brad Davison 3-pointer. Indiana reeled off five straight points to extend the lead to 12 at the 8:58 mark, but the Badgers answered with consecutive buckets from Ben Carlson and Chris Vogt to make it 56-48. The Badgers closed it to five at 57-52 at the under-four media timeout with 3:35 to play. Indiana stretched the lead to six on a Race Thompson putback with 3:08 to play, but Wisconsin cut the lead to four with a pair of free throws by Johnny Davis with 2:59 to play. Thompson fouled Tyler Wahl with 2:19 to play and Wahl made both free throws to make it 59-57. Wisconsin took the lead on a Davis 3-pointer with 1:18 to play. Chuck Hepburn made two free throws with 23.9 seconds to play to extend the Badgers lead to three.  Indiana didn’t score the final 3:08 as Wisconsin once again beat the Hoosiers at the Kohl Center.

Standout performer: Race Thompson led Indiana with 12 points and nine rebounds in 30 minutes.

Statistic that stands out: After scoring 42 points in the first half, the Hoosiers managed just 17 in the second half on .521 points per possession.

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