Indiana lost to Illinois on Tuesday night by a final score of 75-71 in overtime at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind.
The Hoosiers were led by Trayce Jackson-Davis with 19 points and 14 rebounds. Race Thompson added 18 points and eight rebounds. IU led 41-34 at halftime but struggled offensively after the break.
The three keys to the game, highlights and final stats are below.
Indiana (9-8, 4-6) will host Iowa on Sunday at Noon.
THREE KEYS TO THE GAME
Hoosiers suffer late scoring drought. Armaan Franklin made a layup in the final minute of regulation to force overtime, but that was the only field goal Indiana scored in an 11 minute and 17 second stretch that included the first 4:53 of the extra session. The Hoosiers held a talented Illinois offense to just 38.6 percent from the field, but couldn’t come up with enough points down the stretch. IU shot just 8-of-25 (32 percent) in the second half and overtime combined and committed 11 turnovers against only four assists during that stretch.
Fouls and more fouls. The team were called for a combined 54 fouls in 45 minutes of game action. Neither team seemed to receive a favorable whistle in a game that had a poor flow due to the number of calls. Five players fouled out including four guards as most of the foul calls were on perimeter. Franklin, Rob Phinisee and Khristian Lander all fouled out for IU. Illinois star Ayo Dosunmu fouled out with 2:40 left in regulation but Indiana was unable to capitalize on his absence.
Jackson-Davis productive but inefficient. Indiana forward Trayce Jackson-Davis was just 6-of-18 from the field as he struggled for the second time this season against the size of Illinois big man Kofi Cockburn. Indiana was able to limit Dosunmu to 10 points on 2-of-11 shooting, but Cockburn was a factor on the other end as well with 16 points to go with 10 rebounds.
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