ALBANY, N.Y. — Indiana lost to Miami by a final score of 85-69 in a Sunday evening round of 32 contest at the MVP Arena.
The Hurricanes led 40-35 at halftime. IU was led in the game by Trayce Jackson-Davis with 23 points and a team high eight rebounds. Jalen Hood-Schifino added 19 points.
Indiana concludes its 2022-23 season with a 23-12 record.
THREE KEYS TO THE GAME
1. Miami owns the offensive glass. The Hurricanes grabbed 20 offensive rebounds and scored 29 second chance points. The 20 offensive rebounds were the most Indiana has allowed all season. Miami forward Norchad Omier had eight of the offensive rebounds. He established rebounding position early and his thick frame was difficult for Indiana to move.
2. No bench production. Indiana’s bench was shut out as Miami’s bench outscored the Hoosiers 14-0. Tamar Bates was 0-of-7 from the field, and no one else from IU attempted a shot. The Hoosiers opened the season with high hopes of a deep and productive bench, but that never really materialized, and especially not after the season ending injury suffered by Xavier Johnson.
3. Up against a slow start. Indiana opened the game in a 28-15 hole. They climbed back and took the lead briefly, but Miami hit them with another 14-2 run and took control of the game. The Hoosiers were on their heels and a step slow for most of the night against a Miami team that had more quickness up and down the respective lineups.
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