At the buzzer: Penn State 61, Indiana 58

  • 01/02/2022 6:18 pm in

Quick thoughts on a 61-58 loss at Penn State:

How it happened: Another road game, another loss for Indiana. In its first game in 11 days, Indiana couldn’t overcome a hot-shooting performance from the Nittany Lions at the Bryce Jordan Center. Penn State shot a scorching hot 11-of-22 on 3-pointers and led by as many as 10 points in the second half. The Hoosiers rallied late and had a chance to take the lead in the final 30 seconds trailing 59-58. But Trayce Jackson-Davis couldn’t convert at the rim out of a timeout and Indiana had to foul Penn State twice to extend the game. Sam Sessoms made two free throws to extend the lead to three at 61-58. On the game’s final possession, Rob Phinisee and Jackson-Davis missed 3-pointers to seal IU’s third road loss of the season.

Standout performer: Jackson-Davis was the only IU player to finish in double figures with 20 points. He added five rebounds in 34 minutes but shot just 8-of-18 from the field.

Statistic that stands out: Indiana’s defense was poor in the second half as the Hoosiers allowed Penn State to score 1.21 points per possession after intermission.

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Assembly Call postgame show:

(Photo credit: IU Athletics)

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