BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana lost to Iowa by a final score of 90-68 on Tuesday evening at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. The loss tied their third worst loss all-time in the building.
Iowa led at halftime 47-36. The Hoosiers were led in the game by Trayce Jackson-Davis with 26 points and 10 rebounds. He became the program’s all-time leader in rebounds during the game, passing Alan Henderson.
IU (20-10, 11-8) will host Michigan on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. ET.
See also: Mike Woodson and Trayce Jackson-Davis post-game.
THREE KEYS TO THE GAME
1. Iowa gashes Indiana’s defense. There was really only one key to the game, and this was it. From the opening tip, Iowa got where they wanted to go offensively, and they made open shots. Indiana was a step slow recovering on shooters, got exposed on switches, didn’t get back in transition, and couldn’t stay in front of the basketball. Iowa scored 1.43 points per possession, the most IU has allowed all season. The Hawkeyes shot 55.6 from the field overall and made 13 threes. They had 19 assists on their 30 field goals.
2. Indiana fouls too much, sends Iowa to the line. An extension of their poor defensive effort, IU committed 20 fouls and Iowa shot 25 free throws on the night. Iowa point guard Tony Perkins, an Indianapolis product, routinely got past his man and drew contact. He made 8-of-10 from the stripe to lead the way. Race Thompson had four fouls, while Trayce Jackson-Davis and Miller Kopp both had three.
3. Bench continues to provide nothing. When IU fell behind by 21 at the under-16 second half media timeout, their bench had produced two points. Malik Reneau had two points then, while Tamar Bates and Kaleb Banks were held scoreless to that point. Indiana could not afford to sub out their starters, and the game was out of hand by that point.
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