It was an evenly matched defensive battle in Tallahassee.
Florida State knocked off Indiana by a final score of 69-67 in overtime on Wednesday night in connection with the Big Ten / ACC Challenge.
Below are the three keys highlights and expanded stats.
Indiana (3-2) will host North Alabama at noon ET on Sunday.
THREE KEYS TO THE GAME
1. Indiana controls the glass…until it doesn’t. Indiana held a 43-32 rebounding margin late in the second half. But in the closing seconds of regulation and throughout overtime the Hoosiers could not secure possession of the basketball. IU allowed a couple extra possessions at the end of the second half. The Hoosiers got stops each time but lost opportunities to take the lead at the other end of the floor. In the end FSU tied IU in rebounding, 44-44.
2. Great defensive effort can’t overcome sluggish offense. Indiana held the Seminoles to 36.2 percent shooting from the field as the Hoosiers made everything around the basket difficult. But IU had their own struggles both inside and out. The Hoosiers made only 36.8 percent of their shots including 26.7 from long range. The Hoosiers had 14 turnovers for the game and only 10 assists. 9 of the turnovers came in the first half. Beyond Trayce Jackson-Davis, the team shot only 13-of-42 from the field.
3. Jackson-Davis dominates. Indiana’s sophomore big man came to play on Wednesday night, finishing with 25 points, 17 rebounds and 3 blocks. He scored all of Indiana’s overtime points including two free throws to tie the game with under 10 seconds remaining.
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