CHICAGO — Indiana defeated Maryland by a final score of 70-60 in the quarterfinal round of the Big Ten Tournament at the United Center.
Maryland led 34-32 at halftime. The Hoosiers were led in the game by Trayce Jackson-Davis with 24 points and a team high 7 assists. Malik Reneau had a team high 11 rebounds. Jalen Hood-Schifino added 19 points.
Indiana (22-10) will face Penn State in the semifinals on Saturday at around 3:30 p.m. ET.
THREE KEYS TO THE GAME
1. The stars get it done. Trayce Jackson-Davis and Jalen Hood-Schifino were Indiana’s main weapons all season long, and the duo stepped up on Friday night, forming an inside-out presence Maryland couldn’t contend with. Jackson-Davis flirted with a triple-double. He had 24 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. Hood-Schifino was solid off the bounce all night. He was 7-of-11 from two and hit a late three that helped put the Terps away.
2. Slowing down Jahmir Young. Maryland’s second team All-Big Ten point guard came into the game averaging 16.2 points. He had 12, but shot just 3-of-15 from the field to get there. Known for his ability to get to the rim, IU switched on him all night off high ball screens and were able to stay in front of him.
3. The bench answers the call. Multiple Indiana starters got in foul trouble, but a bench that has let them down at times recently was up to the task. Freshman forward Malik Reneau was highly productive, with 8 points and 11 rebounds. Tamar Bates played big minutes with Trey Galloway in foul trouble and added 5 points. Overall IU’s bench outscored Maryland 13-6.
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