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IU basketball: Indiana 86 Ohio State 70 — Three keys | Highlights | Final stats

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.

See also:  Woodson, Banks and Reneau discuss the game.

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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