INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Indiana defeated Miami (Ohio) by a final score of 86-56 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Sunday evening.
The Hoosiers led at halftime 43-26 and were led in the game by Trayce Jackson-Davis with 17 points and 16 rebounds.
IU (4-0) returns to action on Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. Eastern when they face Little Rock at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.
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THREE KEYS TO THE GAME
1. Indiana’s size advantage too much. Indiana dominated in the paint and on the glass against the undersized RedHawks. IU enjoyed a 42-16 points in the paint advantage, and won the rebounding margin 46-35. The Hoosiers made 24-of-42 (57 percent) shots from two while limiting Miami to just 12-of-34 (35 percent) from inside the arc.
2. Jackson-Davis on another level. Following a dominant effort Friday evening at Xavier, senior forward Trayce Jackson-Davis took full advantage of his 25 minutes on the floor. He had 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting and was one shy of his career high with 16 rebounds. On the season he’s made 34-of-45 shots, good for 75.5 percent. He also made 5-of-7 free throws on the night and is on a career best 71.4 percent pace from the stripe.
3. Hoosiers close out the first half. With effective early 3-point shooting, Miami kept things interesting for the first 13 minutes. The RedHawks were down just 21-20 relatively late in the first half, as Indiana appeared to show some tired legs after a quick turnaround from a Friday night win over Xavier. They opened the game 4-of-17 from the field but made 27-of-46 to finish things off from there. Indiana closed the half on a 22-6 run over the last 6:43 and never looked back.
FINAL BOX SCORE
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