Indiana defeated Nebraska by a final score of 89-64 on Wednesday night in a first round Big Ten Tournament matchup at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
The final stats from the game are below. The three keys to the game and highlights will be added shortly. The Hoosiers (20-12) will face No. 6 seed Penn State at approximately 9 p.m. ET on Thursday night.
See also: Archie Miller post-game transcript
THREE KEYS TO THE GAME
1. Big run to close out first half. Indiana started the game fast offensively, but a Nebraska switch to a zone defense had the Hoosiers stymied. After scoring 13 points in the first 4:30 of the game, the Hoosiers managed just 13 more over the next 11 minutes. IU came storming out of the under 4 minute media timeout with tempo however, and outscored the Cornhuskers 16-1 to close out the first half.
2. An efficient offensive game inside and out. The Hoosiers shot 53 percent from the field overall including 40.9 percent from three point range. The Hoosiers put five players in double figures and had 23 assists and 10 turnovers. Point guard Rob Phinisee had 7 assists and 1 turnover and now has 14 and 1, respectively, over his last two games.
3. Hoosiers gain control of the glass. Nebraska is the worst rebounding team in the Big Ten, but at one point the Huskers held an 18-15 advantage on the glass. By the time the dust settled IU had a 47-38 margin on the boards including a season high 17 rebounds by freshman forward Trayce Jackson-Davis.
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