EAST LANSING, Mich. — Indiana lost to Michigan State by a final score of 80-65 at the Breslin Center on Tuesday evening.
Michigan State led 35-29 at halftime. The Hoosiers were led in the game by Trayce Jackson-Davis with 19 points. Jalen Hood-Schifino added 16 points.
Indiana (19-9, 10-7) will next travel to Purdue on Saturday.
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THREE KEYS TO THE GAME (will be expanded)
1. MSU gets hot from three. The Spartans opened the game 1-of-7 from beyond the 3-point arc. But with Indiana over-helping and losing track of shooters, the Spartans began to capitalize on open looks. They ended the game 10-of-21 from three. Tyson Walker led the way with 5-of-7 makes from long distance, including some late shot clock daggers.
2. Hood-Schifino’s second foul. With just over six minutes remaining in the first half, Indiana led 22-13. But that’s when Jalen Hood-Schifino was whistled for his second foul of the half. Head coach Mike Woodson chose to sit his freshman point guard for the remainder of the half, and MSU outscored the Hoosiers 22-7 to the break. At plus four, Hood-Schifino was the only player on the time with a positive plus/minus.
3. No bench production. Indiana’s bench was outscored 17-6, and the Hoosiers had just two bench points with under three minutes remaining in the game before some late free throws. The IU bench made just 1-of-7 shots from the field and had four turnovers. Key reserve Tamar Bates did not play in the second half.
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