IU basketball: Indiana 82 Michigan State 69 — Three keys | Highlights | Final stats

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana defeated Michigan State on Sunday afternoon by a final score of 82-69 at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.  It is the third straight win for the Hoosiers (13-6, 4-4).

The Hoosiers were led in the game by Trayce Jackson-Davis with 31 points and 15 rebounds.  Trey Galloway and Tamar Bates added 17 points apiece.

Indiana will next travel to Minnesota on Wednesday.

See also:  Woodson, Jackson-Davis, Bates and Galloway post-game


1. Bates and Galloway shine, TJD figures it out.  Michigan State threw doubles, digs, traps and everything else at Trayce Jackson-Davis.  Meanwhile, freshman Jalen Hood-Schifino was struggling. Indiana needed others to step up and they got massive games from guards Tamar Bates and Trey Galloway, who scored 17 points apiece and made 8-of-9 threes.  Jackson-Davis was inefficient early with an 0-of-4 start but ended up with his second straight 30-point game.

2. The defense responds.  Indiana opened the game like a team that wasn’t ready for a noon tip.  Michigan State made 7-of-11 shots in the first six minutes, and IU fell behind by nine.  But the Hoosiers held the Spartans to 16-of-42 shooting (38.1 percent) the rest of the way.

3. Threes and frees.  For several years, poor 3-point and free throw shooting has been the downfall of IU basketball.  But on Sunday, those two areas made the difference.  The Hoosiers made an impressive 9-of-15 from three and 21-of-24 from the line to put away the Spartans.  Jackson-Davis is on a two game run of making 16-of-19 (84.2 percent) from the stripe.



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