Indiana defeated Minnesota by a final score of 82-72 on Wednesday night at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind.
The Hoosiers had five in double figures and were led by Trayce Jackson-Davis, who had 20 points and 10 rebounds.
The three keys to the game, highlights and complete stats are below.
Indiana (12-9, 7-7) will host Michigan State on Saturday at noon ET in Bloomington.
THREE KEYS TO THE GAME
1. A second half run at the perfect time. Minnesota took a 55-53 lead with 8:35 left in the game after a 9-1 run by the Golden Gophers. IU responded with an 18-2 run of their own as the Hoosiers took a 71-57 lead with 3:09 remaining. Jackson-Davis made a shot to tie the game at 55, and Al Durham and Armaan Franklin hit consecutive 3-pointers within 20 seconds of each other to expand the lead to six as IU was off to the races.
2. Balanced scoring for the Hoosiers. Indiana had five in double figures, led by Trayce Jackson-Davis with 20 points. Jerome Hunter and Al Durham both had 16 points, Armaan Franklin 11 and Rob Phinisee 10. Hunter’s 16 points were a career high. As a team Indiana shot 57.8 percent from the field including 7-of-12 from 3-point range. The Hoosiers also made 23-of-30 from the foul line as they closed the game out from the stripe down the stretch.
3. Strong second half defense. Minnesota shot just 11-of-31 from the field after the break, good for just 35.5 percent including 0-of-9 from 3-point range. The Minnesota guard trio of Marcus Carr, Jamal Mashburn and Tre Williams combined for 30 points in the first half and gashed the IU defense with dribble drives. In the second half that group shot 7-of-22, and as a team Minnesota was just 3-of-16 during the decisive second half run.
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