Indiana lost to Penn State on Sunday afternoon by a final score of 61-58 at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park.
The Hoosiers were down 27-26 at halftime and were led in the game by Trayce Jackson-Davis with 20 points. Race Thompson led the way on the glass with 10 rebounds.
IU ( 10-3, 1-2) will host Ohio State on Thursday at 7 p.m. Eastern in Bloomington.
See also: Mike Woodson post-game comments
THREE KEYS TO THE GAME
1. A big rebounding advantage for PSU. The Nittany Lions outrebounded IU 39-29 and had 11 offensive rebounds. John Harrar had 12 boards for the Nittany Lions, and as a team they had 11 second chance points. Seth Lundy also had 10 rebounds for PSU. Of particular note on the IU side, Trayce Jackson-Davis had just five rebounds in 34 minutes of action.
2. Hoosiers struggle from three, Penn State doesn’t. The Hoosiers made just 4-of-17, or 23.5 percent from deep. Meanwhile PSU had several timely threes and converted 11-of-22 on the game from behind-the arc. No one for IU made more the one from long range and leading shooter Parker Stewart was 0-of-2. He and Miller Kopp each only had two attempts from deep.
3. Poor defensive start to second half. A poor defensive effort to open the second half allowed Penn State to take a 51-41 lead with ten minutes to go. The Nittany Lions opened the half making 7-of-11 from the field including 3-of-4 from long range, and they scored 24 points in the first ten minutes of the half as IU struggled to guard ball screens. The Hoosiers did tighten up in the final ten minutes, which allowed them a chance at the end. But PSU only had five of their 13 turnovers in the second half.
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