Quick ideas on a 78-71 loss to Michigan State:
How it occurred: It seemed like Indiana may run Michigan State proper off Branch McCracken Court on Saturday afternoon. The Spartans couldn’t maintain the ball early and Indiana pounded the ball inside to Trayce Jackson-Davis. By the 11:15 mark of the primary half, Indiana led 19-6. But the Hoosiers didn’t put their foot down and prolong the lead additional as Michigan State began to achieve some confidence offensively. By the two:52 mark, Michigan State had tied the sport on an Aaron Henry jumper. Indiana closed the half with the ultimate 4 factors and led 30-26 at intermission, however it felt just like the Hoosiers missed a possibility to have much more respiration room going into the locker room. The Hoosiers received some clear appears, however have been simply 2-of-10 on 3s within the first half.
To begin the second half, Indiana went again inside to Jackson-Davis and Race Thompson. The duo scored Indiana’s first eight factors of the half as IU pushed the result in 9 at 38-29. Michigan State rapidly received again inside 5, however Indiana punched it again out to 10 on a 3-pointer from Armaan Franklin and a putback from Thompson. Michigan State, nonetheless, had a solution. The Spartans closed the margin to 4 at 48-44 by the below 12 media timeout on a 3-pointer by Gabe Brown. Michigan State received inside one at 50-49 on a Joshua Langford 3-pointer after which tied it at 52 on a 3-point play by Langford with 9:03 to play. Michigan State took its first lead on an Aaron Henry runner at 54-52 and stretched it to 5 on a Gabe Brown 3-pointer on the 7:56 mark. Indiana by no means regained the lead because the Hoosiers dropped their fifth convention recreation at residence.
Standout performer: Jackson-Davis was unstoppable for Indiana, ending with 34 factors and 9 rebounds in 37 minutes.
Statistics that stands out: Indiana’s protection was dreadful within the second half as Michigan State scored 52 factors on 56.7 p.c capturing from the sector. After scoring simply .81 factors per journey within the first half, the Spartans exploded for 1.49 factors per journey within the second half.
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