At the Buzzer: Indiana 88, Morehead State 53

  • 11/07/2022 8:57 pm in

Quick thoughts on an 88-53 win against Morehead State:

How it happened

It took Indiana a while to get going in Monday’s season opener at Assembly Hall. The Hoosiers led 10-3 at the 16:18 mark, but Morehead State raced back to claim the lead at 17-16 on a Mark Freeman layup. By the 9:17 mark, Indiana and Morehead State were tied at 21. But the Eagles couldn’t take care of the ball down the stretch of the first half and Indiana took advantage. The Hoosiers closed the half on a 20-8 run to lead 41-29 at intermission despite giving up 14 points to Freeman. Morehead State committed eight turnovers in the final 8:20 of the first half.

After only attempting four 3-pointers in the first half, Indiana opened its second half scoring with a Race Thompson 3-pointer from the left wing. The Hoosiers stretched their lead to 17 at 54-37 with 13:06 to play on a Miller Kopp 3-pointer. Another Kopp 3-pointer stretched the Indiana lead to 20 at the 11:28 mark. The lead ballooned to 24 on a Jordan Geronimo dunk with 10:35 to play. Indiana was never challenged the rest of the way as it cruised to an easy victory to open the 2022-23 season.

Standout performers

Trayce Jackson-Davis and Malik Reneau led Indiana with 15 points each. Jackson-Davis added seven rebounds and Reneau grabbed five boards to go along with two blocked shots. Jordan Geronimo also finished in double figures with 10 points.

Statistic that stands out

Indiana scored 29 points off 21 Morehead State turnovers.

Final IU individual statistics

Final tempo-free statistics

Assembly Call postgame show

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