Indiana defeated Wyoming in the First Four round of the NCAA Tournament on Tuesday evening in Dayton, Ohio by a final score of 66-58.
IU led 30-25 at halftime and were led in the game by Trayce Jackson-Davis with 29 points.
The No. 12 seed Hoosiers (21-13) will now face No. 5 St. Mary’s at 7:20 p.m. Eastern on Thursday in Portland, Ore.
THREE KEYS TO THE GAME (Will be updated)
1. Hoosiers too much inside. The Hoosiers outscored Wyoming 46-26 in the paint and held a 39-30 rebounding advantage including 15 offensive rebounds. Trayce Jackson-Davis had 29 points on 10-of-16 shooting and 9-of-11 from the foul line. Race Thompson had four offensive rebounds and seven overall boards, and IU had 16 second chance points.
2. IU defense forces mistakes. Wyoming committed 19 turnovers on the night, including ten by star point guard Hunter Maldonado. The Hoosiers scored 17 points off of those Cowboys’ turnovers.
3. Geronimo a spark off the bench. With starter Thompson in foul trouble, Jordan Geronimo came in and posted a career high 15 points and he added 7 rebounds in 19 minutes. He added a block, an assist and had no turnovers, providing a major boost off the bench.
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