BLOOMINGTON — Indiana defeated Ohio State on Saturday evening at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall by a final score of 86-70. Indiana is on a five-game Big Ten winning streak for the first time since 2016.
The Hoosiers (15-6, 6-4) were led in the game by Jalen Hood-Schifino with 24 points. Trayce Jackson-Davis added 18 points, 10 rebounds, and six assists. Malik Reneau had 15 points and eight rebounds.
Indiana (15-6, 6-4) will next travel to Maryland on Tuesday.
THREE KEYS TO THE GAME (Will be expanded)
1. Hood-Schifino erupts in the first half. IU freshman guard Jalen Hood-Schifino poured in 17 of the Hoosiers’ first 21 points, and he had 20 at the break. For the game Hood-Schifino scored 24 points and made six threes. It was revealed after the game that he was under the weather. Hood-Schifino also had just one turnover and added three assists, two steals and a block.
2. A 17-1 close to the first half. The game was tied at 29 with 5:37 left, but Indiana closed the first half on a 17-1 run. Ohio State did not score in the final five minutes. The Buckeyes would never get to within single-digits in the second half. Other than that run, the game was largely a back-and-forth affair.
3. A superior bench. Indiana got contributions from several players off the bench, including freshmen Malik Reneau (15 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists), Kaleb Banks (5 points, 7 rebounds), along with Tamar Bates (7 points, 2 assists). Indiana’s bench outscored OSU 29-17.
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