Indiana defeated Nebraska 78-71 on Monday evening in Lincoln, Neb. for their first true road win of the season.
The Hoosiers led 45-39 at halftime and were led by Trayce Jackson-Davis with 23 points and 12 rebounds.
IU (13-4, 4-3) will host Purdue on Thursday.
See also: Mike Woodson’s post-game comments
THREE KEYS TO THE GAME (will be updated)
1. Jackson-Davis dominates and then doesn’t return. Indiana center Trayce Jackson-Davis dominated in 31 minutes with 23 points and 12 rebounds. But he didn’t play the last 7:36 after falling hard on his hip. Indiana was able to finish out the win without him. In his absence Race Thompson hit a clutch and challenged shot in the lane with 3:16 left to extend Indiana’s lead back to eight. Jackson-Davis tweeted after the game that he would be playing on Thursday against Purdue.
2. Late defensive stops overcome turnover surge. It looked like it could get away from Indiana late, but from the 2:16 mark to :51, the Hoosiers got stops on four straight defensive possessions. That helped them overcome a wave of late turnovers. The Hoosiers had six turnovers in the last 7:07 as Nebraska extended their defensive pressure.
3. Geronimo and Galloway with major bench contributions. Jordan Geronimo and Trey Galloway combined to go 7-of-7 from the field and score 19 points. Geronimo was particularly impactful with 10 points, 8 rebounds, a block, a steal and an assist in 21 minutes. Galloway had 9 points and added two assists, although he struggled with late turnovers. Tamar Bates also had some improved minutes and hit a long two in the first half.
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