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Indiana MBB outduels No.4 Iowa

by | Jan 22, 2021 | Basketball Blogs, Featured | 0 comments

Indiana at Iowa
Postgame Notes
Jan. 21, 2021

• Prior to tonight, the Hoosiers’ last win against a top-5 team came in 2016-17, when Indiana defeated No. 3 North Carolina, 76-67, at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall on Nov. 30. Earlier that season, the Hoosiers also defeated No. 2/3 Kansas in the State Farm Armed Forces Classic in Honolulu, 103-99.

• Indiana last defeated a top-10 program on the road when the Hoosiers took down No. 6/8 Michigan State in East Lansing on Feb. 2, 2019. The last road win against a top-5 program also came against the Spartans with a 72-68 victory against No. 4/5 Michigan State on Feb. 19, 2013. The 12-point win is the largest road victory margin against an AP top-four team in program history.

• The 69 points from Iowa is the lowest total for the Hawkeyes this season. Iowa, one of the top offensive efficiency teams in the country was held to 26.5 percent (9-of-34) shooting in the second half, including 1-of-10 from the 3-point line.

• The Hoosiers shot 60 percent (15-of-25) in the second half, including a 66.7 percent clip from behind the arc. For the game, Indiana’s 47.1 percent shooting from three is the best mark for the Hoosiers this season.

• The eight turnovers match a season low for Indiana. IU turned the ball over just five times in the second half.

• Indiana’s last win in Iowa City came on Feb. 17, 2018.

• Sophomore Trayce Jackson-Davis finished with a team-high 23 points, his 10th 20-point game of the season and his fifth in the last six games. He went 9-of-14 from the floor adding seven rebounds

• A 3-pointer from freshman Anthony Leal with 9:20 remaining tied the game at 53-53. The triple capped a 9-0 run for the Hoosiers. Indiana took its first lead of the second half with a jumper from senior Aljami Durham with 6:58 to go followed by an Armaan Franklin triple and dunk by Jordan Geronimo to give the Hoosiers a 62-55 lead and extend the run to 16-2.

• Junior Rob Phinisee finished with 18 points, tying his career high he set against Nebraska earlier this month. He set a new career-best with four 3-pointers.

• Durham chipped in 14 points, with nine of those coming at the free throw line. Six of those free throws came in the final minute of the game to seal the win.

• Franklin rounded out Indiana’s double-figure scoring with 11 points, adding six rebounds.

• Geronimo had his best game as a Hoosier, setting a career-high with seven points on 3-for-3 shooting. He had two key dunks for the Hoosiers – one with 3:30 left in the first half and the other with 4:40 to go in the game.

• Leal was 2-for-2 from behind the arc and finished with five points, two rebounds and two assists.

• Redshirt junior Race Thompson added five boards and four assists in 21 minutes. Redshirt sophomore Jerome Hunter also logged 21 minutes.