At the buzzer: Indiana 78, Nebraska 71

  • 01/17/2022 8:21 pm in

Quick thoughts on a 78-71 win at Nebraska:

How it happened: It was a strong start offensively for Indiana on Monday night. The Hoosiers raced to an early 5-0 lead and led by as many as 10 in the opening 20 minutes. Indiana scored 1.32 points per possession on 16-of-26 shooting from the field. Jordan Geronimo came off the bench and gave the Hoosiers six points and three rebounds in eight minutes. Trayce Jackson-Davis went for 14 points and six rebounds in the first half. But Indiana’s defense wasn’t nearly as sharp as usual. Nebraska made five of its 10 3-point attempts and scored 1.14 points per possession to trail by just six at 45-39 at intermission.

Indiana stretched the lead back to 10 a couple of times in the second half and led 71-63 with 4:41 to play when Mike Woodson took a timeout. But Trey Galloway committed a turnover out of the timeout and the Cornhuskers got within six on a Bryce McGowens dunk with 4:19 to play. By the final media timeout, Indiana led 73-65 to play following a Race Thompson jump shot. Despite not having Jackson-Davis down the stretch, the Hoosiers closed out their first road win of the season and 13th victory of the season. Jackson-Davis took a fall late in the game and did not return over the game’s final 7:36.

Standout performers: Jackson-Davis finished with another double-double, totaling 23 points and 12 rebounds in 31 minutes. Geronimo finished with 10 points and eight rebounds off the bench. And Thompson had 12 points and seven rebounds in 24 minutes.

Statistic that stands out: Indiana’s bench provided a major lift, scoring 21 points. Geronimo’s 10 points led the way, but Tamar Bates had a bucket and Trey Galloway added nine points on 3-of-3 shooting.

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(Photo credit: IU Athletics)

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