At the buzzer: Indiana 79, Northern Kentucky 61
Quick thoughts on a 79-61 win over Northern Kentucky:
How it happened: Indiana put on a defensive clinic in the first half against Northern Kentucky. The Norse, picked to finish third in the Horizon League in the preseason, didn’t score for over 10 minutes at one point and managed to shoot just 5-of-32 from the floor. Northern Kentucky’s second-leading scorer, Trevon Faulkner, picked up three fouls in less than four minutes. Offensively, the Hoosiers were sharp, shooting 14-of-27 from the floor to score 1.17 points per possession. The Hoosiers turned it over just five times and led 38-14 at halftime as the bench scored 18 points. The second half brought no significant challenge for Indiana as the Hoosiers led 50-23 by the 16:06 mark. The win, Indiana’s 10th of the season, sends the Hoosiers into a week break before non-conference play concludes next Wednesday against UNC Asheville.
Standout performer: It was another dominant performance for Trayce Jackson-Davis, who finished with 21 points, six rebounds, four assists and two blocked shots in 29 minutes. Race Thompson was also solid and added 14 points and four rebounds in 25 minutes.
Statistic that stands out: Indiana shredded Northern Kentucky’s zone and scored 48 points in the paint.
Final IU individual statistics:
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Assembly Call postgame show:
Filed to: Northern Kentucky Norse