LINCOLN, Neb. — Indiana lost to Nebraska on Wednesday evening at Pinnacle Bank Arena by a final score of 86-70.
The Hoosiers trailed 41-33 at halftime. IU was led in the game by Kel’el Ware with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Malik Reneau added 14 points and six rebounds.
The three keys to the game, highlights and final stats are below. For Mike Woodson postgame, GO HERE.
Indiana (10-4, 2-1) will host Ohio State on Saturday evening.
THREE KEYS TO THE GAME
1. IU starting guards ineffective. Indiana’s starting guards did not have a major impact on the game. Trey Galloway and Xavier Johnson combined for seven turnovers against five assists, and until late only had a total of four points on 2-of-7 shooting. Galloway did hit a couple late threes after the game had been decided to end up with 10 points, but the fellow captains were unable to get anything going. Johnson was playing his first game in six weeks off a foot injury.
2. Huskers get cookin’ from three. Nebraska emphasized the 3-point shot all night, and in the second half they started falling. They made 8-of-15 from long range after the break. Keisei Tominaga led the way overall, making 4-of-10 from deep on a 28 point night. The Huskers took 32 threes and just 27 twos, clearly keying on IU’s deficiencies when it comes to guarding the perimeter. They made 12-of-32 from deep for the game.
3. Indiana sloppy with the basketball. The Hoosiers were careless with the basketball throughout the game, committing 19 total turnovers, including nine in the first half and ten in the second. Nebraska produced 27 points off those turnovers. As mentioned Johnson (4) and Galloway (3) combined for seven, while Ware and Malik Reneau each had four turnovers as they struggled against double-teams. IU also committed 19 fouls and sent Nebraska to the free throw line for 26 attempts, adding to easy looks.
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