Indiana defeated No. 4 Iowa on Thursday night in Iowa City by a final score of 81-69.
IU had four scorers in double figures led by Trayce Jackson-Davis with 23. Rob Phinisee added 18 as the Hoosiers used a 23-3 second half run to stun the Hawkeyes.
The three keys to the game, highlights, and final stats are below.
The Hoosiers (9-6, 4-4) will host Rutgers on Sunday at Noon ET.
THREE KEYS TO THE GAME (will be updated)
1. Indiana dominates down the stretch. Iowa led 53-44 with 12 minutes to go in the game. From there, Indiana went on a 23-3 run over a nine minute span to completely change things. The Hoosiers were strong on both ends of the floor during the run. For the second half as a whole, IU shot 60 percent from the field and had nine assists against just three turnovers. Iowa was the polar opposite in the second half, shooting just 26.5 percent after the break while committing eight turnovers against five assists. Joe Wieskamp had 15 points at halftime but Indiana held him to one point after the break.
Iowa came into the game as the No. 1 ranked offense according to KenPom, but the Hawkeyes scored just .91 points per possession in the second stanza.
2. Hoosiers navigate foul trouble. IU played the entire game with starting forwards Race Thompson and Trayce Jackson-Davis in foul trouble while they dealt with Iowa All-American Luka Garza. Both players were able to stay on the court and avoid fouling out. Jackson-Davis played 28 minutes while Thompson played 21. Indiana got a major contribution from freshman forward Jordan Geronimo, who played 10 minutes and scored seven points while guarding Garza.
3. Taking care of the ball. IU had no second half turnovers until Race Thompson lost the ball with 2:08 remaining in the game. The Hoosiers coughed it up just eight times on the night, but their ability to take care of it for the first 18 minutes of the second half helped to maximize possessions and set up multiple big shots that the Hoosiers cashed in on during the decisive stretch. Down 53-44, IU scored on four straight possessions, capped off by an Anthony Leal 3-pointer that tied the game at 53. After a miss, Indiana scored on three more consecutive possessions for a 60-55 lead as they started to pull away. Overall IU scored 1.43 points per possession after the break.
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