Quick Thoughts About The 74-67 Loss To Northwestern:
how did that happen: It was the beginning of the nightmare Wednesday night in Assembly Hall in Indiana. Northwestern, confident of his surprise Sunday home win over Michigan, was sharp in the early attack and Indiana offered little resistance. By 5:31 on the first half, Wildcats had advanced 33-18. With no crowd at home to liven up the energy, Indiana seemed like a team on the ropes. Trace Jackson-Davis gave Indiana a boost late in the first half and by the first half Indiana had narrowed the lead to nine at 37-28. Northwestern couldn’t stop his heart to start the second half. By 12:51, Indiana tied in the game at 47. But just as Indiana opened a four-point lead at 54-50, Northwestern responded 9-0 to gain a five-point lead. Margin grew to eight at 62-54 on the Miller Kopp 3 Index with 5:32 playable, but Hoosiers came back strong, approaching two distance after Trayce Jackson-Davis dunk and Armaan Franklin 3-pointer. The Hoosiers would have landed twice in again, but Chase Audige fired several tough shots across the span to lift the Wildcats to their second victory in the Big Ten.
Outstanding performance: Jackson-Davis was again IU’s best player as he finished with 22 points and nine rebounds in 36 minutes. However, he has struggled at times with the Northwestern double teams and made five turnovers.
Statistic that stands out: The Indiana defense in the 3-point streak was porous as Northwestern hit 67.7 per cent in 2 seconds and became the first team to score more than one point per possession (1.11) this season against Hoosiers.
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