At the Buzzer: Kansas 84, Indiana 62

  • 12/17/2022 1:58 pm in

Quick thoughts on an 84-62 loss at Kansas:

How it happened

It was another disastrous start for Indiana at Phog Allen Fieldhouse. The Hoosiers came out with low energy and Kansas took advantage. The Jayhawks raced to a 12-2 lead and Kansas led by double figures for most of the first half. Freshman wing Gradey Dick was a big part of the strong start for Kansas. Dick had 13 points on 5-for-5 shooting in the first half and the Jayhawks shot a sizzling 60.7 percent from the field. A terrible start got worse for Indiana when Xavier Johnson, the team’s starting point guard, left the game at the 9:12 mark with a foot injury. By halftime, Kansas led 44-29 and it looked like Indiana might be run out of the building.

The Hoosiers, like in the Arizona game, didn’t go away without a fight. By the first media timeout of the first half, Indiana was within 10 at 48-38. But Kansas answered quickly when Indiana looked to get the deficit back to single digits. The Jayhawks made five straight field goals to push the lead to 18 at 58-40 with 12:24 to play, forcing Mike Woodson to take another timeout. Indiana never challenged Kansas the rest of the way. The loss, Indiana’s third in four games, dropped the Hoosiers to 8-3 on the season ahead of home games next week against Elon and Kennesaw State.

Standout performer

No one on Indiana’s roster played well, but Trayce Jackson-Davis had a notable individual statistic with nine blocked shots.

Statistics that stand out

Indiana committed 23 turnovers, leading to 28 points for Kansas. The Jayhawks outscored Indiana 50-24 in the paint.

Final IU individual statistics

Final tempo-free statistics

Assembly Call postgame show

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