Quick thoughts on the 80-65 loss against the Spartans:
How did it happen?
Indiana had a solid start Tuesday night at the Breslin Center. The Hoosiers jumped out to a 17-10 lead after a Miller Cobb 3-pointer and didn’t commit a turnover in the first eight minutes. But things went downhill from there in the opening 20 minutes. The Hoosiers turned it over seven times over the next 12 minutes. And Michigan State, which got off to a slow start with its shooting, found its touch. After leading 22-13, Indiana went on a 22-7 run to end the half and trail 35-29 at halftime. Jalen Hood-Schifino, who scored six points in the first half, sat out the final 6:28 after picking up his second foul. Trace Jackson-Davis looked tired at the end of the half after logging all 20 minutes. The All-American scored nine points, but committed four turnovers.
Michigan State opened the second half with 3-pointers on its first two possessions, forcing Mike Woodson to take a timeout with 18:44 remaining and the Hoosiers trailing 41-31. As time expired, Hood-Schifino missed a 3-pointer and AJ Hogarth extended Michigan State’s lead to 13 with 18:19 remaining. Trey Galloway answered with a 3-pointer to make it 44-34, but Tyson Walker came back with another Spartan 3-pointer to make it 47-34. Indiana went on a 9-0 run to pull within five at 53-48, but Walker’s tough jump shot put Michigan State ahead 55-48 at the 12-under media timeout. As time expired, Michigan State scored the next six points to make it 61-48 with 8:24 to play. Indiana got within eight at 61-53 with 7:13 left on Jackson-Davis, but Michigan State extended it to 11 on a Jaden Akins 3-pointer with 6:48 left. Hoosiers will never challenge other routes. The loss dropped Indiana to 19-9 overall and 10-7 in Big Ten play before Saturday’s road trip to Purdue.
Jackson-Davis led Indiana with 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists, but committed seven turnovers. Hood-Schifino added 16 points and three rebounds in 30 minutes.
Stats that stand out
Perimeter shooting is one of the main differences in the final score. Michigan State was 10-of-21 (47.6 percent) from distance and Indiana was just 5-of-14 (35.7 percent).
Final IU individual stats
Figures without final tempo
Assembly Call is the post-game show
(Photo credit: IU Athletics)
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