Indiana lost to Rutgers on Wednesday night by a final score of 74-63 at the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway, N.J.
The Hoosiers were led by Trayce Jackson-Davis with 21 points. Al Durham added 20 for IU. The Hoosiers led early 23-8 but Rutgers controlled the game from there.
The three keys to the game, highlights and complete stats are below.
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Indiana (12-11, 7-9) will host Michigan on Saturday at noon ET in Bloomington, Ind.
THREE KEYS TO THE GAME
1. A fast start but here we go again. Rewind to Saturday when Indiana jumped to a 19-6 lead over Michigan State. The Hoosiers quickly let that slip away and they followed the same script against Rutgers. IU led 23-8 to open the game but were outscored 66-40 the rest of the way. Rutgers led by as many as 20 points in the second half before allowing IU to chip away late.
2. Rutgers scores inside, out and in transition. Indiana was disastrous on the defensive end after the fast start, and Rutgers beat them every way possible. The Scarlet Knights scored 33 from behind the 3-point line, and had 36 points in the paint. Rutgers had nine dunks and 22 points on fast breaks. Ron Harper, Jr., who had made just 1 of his last 27 from 3-point range, was 4 of 7 from deep and scored 20 points. After starting the game 4 of 13 from the field the Scarlet Knights made 26 of their final 48.
3. No one but Jackson-Davis and Durham for IU. Trayce Jackson-Davis and Al Durham scored 41 of Indiana’s 63 points. The rest of the team shot just 8-of-33 from the field. The point guard position was particularly problematic for Indiana. Rob Phinisee and Khristian Lander combined to go 0 of 10 from the field and they committed six turnovers with just two assists. As a team IU made just 14 of 43 (32.5 percent) from 2-point range. They managed to shoot worse from 2 than their 35 percent performance in the first meeting.
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