At the Buzzer: Iowa 90, Indiana 68

  • 02/28/2023 9:06 pm in

Quick thoughts on a 90-68 loss against Iowa:

How it happened

Iowa was red hot to start Tuesday’s game at Assembly Hall. And Indiana’s defense put up no resistance. It was a theme that would continue all evening. The Hawkeyes led 8-0 in the game’s first two minutes, forcing Mike Woodson to use a timeout in the game’s opening minutes. By the first media timeout, Iowa’s lead was 16-7 and the Hawkeyes were scoring 2.08 points per possession. The Hoosiers got within three at 21-18 on a Malik Reneau layup at the 10:58 mark, but Iowa responded quickly.

Iowa went on a 22-8 run to claim a 43-26 lead at the 4:30 mark. That prompted another timeout from Woodson. By halftime, Indiana trailed 47-36 after allowing the Hawkeyes to shoot 60.7 percent from the field and score 1.48 points per possession. It was a disappointing half after IU’s impressive 79-71 win on Saturday at Purdue. But things only got worse from there.

The Iowa beatdown continued to open the second half. By the 15:33 mark, the Hawkeyes were on an 11-0 run and led 61-40. With 10:13 remaining, Iowa’s lead ballooned to 25. The lopsided loss, Indiana’s second of the season at Assembly Hall, dropped the Hoosiers to 20-10 overall and 11-8 with just one regular season game remaining against Michigan on Sunday afternoon in Bloomington. That game now takes on even more importance as Indiana needs to steady the ship with postseason play just around the corner.

Standout performer

Trayce Jackson-Davis led Indiana with 26 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and four steals in 35 minutes. Jackson-Davis became the program’s all-time leading rebounder in the loss.

Statistics that stand out

Iowa’s offense shredded Indiana’s defense as the Hawkeyes scored 90 points and 1.30 points per possession. The Hawkeyes outscored Indiana by 33 points from beyond the 3-point arc.

Final IU individual statistics

Final tempo-free statistics

Assembly Call postgame show

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