At the Buzzer: Maryland 66, Indiana 55

  • 01/31/2023 11:20 pm in

Quick thoughts on a 66-55 loss against Maryland:

How it happened

Indiana had a strong start on Tuesday night at the Xfinity Center. The Hoosiers handled the pressure early on and looked confident against the Terps zone. After a Kaleb Banks layup made it 22-15 with 9:21 to play, Kevin Willard took a timeout. The game changed quickly after that break. The Hoosiers began turning it over and struggled to get the ball to Trayce Jackson-Davis. Over the final 9:21 of the half, Maryland outscored Indiana 22-7 to grab a comfortable 37-29 lead at intermission. Maryland outscored Indiana by eight at the foul line in the first half and 8-0 on points off of turnovers. Maryland scored 1.19 points per possession in the first half and it could have been more had the Terps capitalized on some wide open 3-pointers. Jackson-Davis was the only consistent source of offense for the Hoosiers. The All-American had eight points, but only attempted six shots.

Indiana outscored Maryland 8-2 to open the second half to draw within two at 39-37 at the under-16 media timeout. But the Terps scored the first four points out of the timeout as Ian Martinez sunk two free throws after a flagrant one foul on Tamar Bates and then Julian Reese scored on the ensuing Maryland possession. The Terps led 45-39 at the under-12 timeout. As Indiana struggled to take care of the ball and generate offensive, Maryland took advantage. The Terps pushed the lead to 12 at 54-42 on a Jahmir Young layup. Indiana answered with a 7-0 to get within five at 54-49, but Maryland answered with four straight points to push the lead back to nine. The Hoosiers would get no closer the rest of the way.

Standout performer

Jackson-Davis posted his 43rd career double-double, finishing with 18 points and 20 rebounds in 38 minutes.

Statistics that stand out

Maryland outscored Indiana by 15 at the free throw line and 14-6 on points off of turnovers.

Final IU individual statistics

Final tempo-free statistics

Assembly Call postgame show

(Photo credit: IU Athletics)

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