PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Rutgers defeated Indiana at Jersey Mike’s Arena Tuesday evening by a final score of 66-57.
The Scarlet Knights led 30-27 at the half. The Hoosiers were led in the game by three players with 13 points — Kel’el Ware, Mackenzie Mgbako and Malik Reneau.
The three keys to the game, highlights and expanded stats are below.
Indiana (11-5, 3-2) will host Minnesota on Friday evening.
For Mike Woodson and Malik Reneau postgame, GO HERE.
THREE KEYS TO THE GAME
1. Turnovers, turnovers, turnovers. Indiana started turning the ball over early, and the miscues just kept coming. By the time it was over the Hoosiers had given it away 18 times and Rutgers scored 18 points off those turnovers. Coming off a game with no turnovers, Xavier Johnson led the team with five, and he was ejected from the game in the second have for a flagrant foul.
2. A miserable night shooting the ball. The Hoosiers had awful shooting splits, with the headline number being a 4-of-15 effort at the free throw line. IU made just 39.7 from the field overall, and 26.9 percent from three. The combination of poor shooting a poor ball security led to just .78 points per possession. Ware and Reneau combined to go 11-of-20 from the field, but the rest of the team was just 12-of-38 (31.6 percent).
3. Offensive rebounds again a problem. Rutgers rebounded 19 of their own misses and scored 12 points off those second chance opportunities. Overall IU was outrebounded for the game 51-40. Ware posted an impressive rebound total with 17, but no one else on the IU team had more than six boards.
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