At the buzzer: Iowa 83, Indiana 74
Quick thoughts on an 83-74 loss at Iowa:
How it happened: The first half was a game of runs on Thursday night in Iowa City. Indiana threw a punch early and used an 8-0 run to open a 23-16 lead. Iowa responded with 12-0 run to lead 28-23. The Hoosiers had two more runs in the first half – one of 9-0 and another of 11-0 – and went into the locker room leading 48-41. If not for some trouble late in the half handling Iowa’s press, the Hoosiers might have led by more. Indiana’s 1.26 points per possession in the first half were a welcome development for a team that has struggled to score at times throughout the season. The second half, however, was a disaster for Indiana. The Hoosiers couldn’t take care of the ball, couldn’t make free throws and couldn’t muster up enough stops against Iowa’s potent offense. After trailing by seven at the break, Iowa took the lead for good at 59-57 with 9:59 to play. The loss, Indiana’s fourth this season, is its third straight on the road in Big Ten play.
Standout performer: Trayce Jackson-Davis recorded his 29th career double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds. He also had five blocked shots in 36 minutes.
Statistics that stands out: Iowa rebounded 16 of its missed shots and scored 16 second chance points. Indiana turned it over 23 times, leading to 34 points for Iowa. And the Hoosiers shot just 13-of-21 (61.9 percent) from the free throw line.
Final IU individual statistics:
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Assembly Call postgame show:
Filed to: Iowa Hawkeyes