BLOOMINGTON — Indiana defeated North Alabama by a final score of 83-66 at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall Thursday evening.
The Hoosiers led 43-34 at halftime and were led in the game by Malik Reneau with a career-high 25 points.
The three keys to the game, highlights, and full stats from the game are below. Indiana (9-3, 2-0) will next host Kennesaw State on Dec. 29.
See also: Mike Woodson and Malik Reneau postgame
THREE KEYS TO THE GAME
1. The three ball was falling. Indiana hit a season-high twelve three-pointers on 24 attempts. It was the most threes made in a game during the Mike Woodson era. Seven different Hoosiers connected from beyond the arc. Fueled by that perimeter shooting effort, IU poured in a season-high 1.3 points per possession.
2. Complete game from Reneau. Sophomore forward Malik Reneau put together a complete game from both the post and beyond the arc. Reneau made 10-of-14 shots overall and a career best 4-of-4 from three. He chipped in seven rebounds and was able to stay on the floor by not committing any fouls, although the second-year big man did have four turnovers.
2. Good ball movement. It took a few minutes, but Indiana did a nice job recognizing double teams, pushing the pace, and getting their big men on the move in the half court. The result was assists on 25 of 31 field goals. The ball movement helped contribute to the strong shooting performance from beyond the arc. Trey Galloway led the way with nine assists.
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