All the good feels from Monday dissipated quickly on Tuesday afternoon in Asheville.
Indiana lost to Texas by a final score of 66-44 on Tuesday afternoon in second round action at the Maui Invitational.
The game was almost a complete inversion of the first round win over Providence, with Indiana falling behind early and never able to recover.
Below are the three keys to the game, highlights, and expanded stats.
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THREE KEYS TO THE GAME
1. Dismal shooting performance. Indiana shot a miserable 23.9 percent from the field, including 20 percent from behind the three-point line. A fast and long Texas defense gave the Hoosiers very few good looks on the day, and a stagnant attack didn’t help the cause. Indiana seemed to be standing around much of the day as they tried to win one-on-one battles. IU had just 6 assists for the game against 14 turnovers. No one on the Indiana team was at or above 50 percent from the field.
2. Dominated on the glass. It seemed like Texas wanted it more on Tuesday. The hustle statistic that perhaps best reflects the team giving the superior effort? How about a 48-29 rebounding advantage for the Longhorns. Texas grabbed 14 offensive rebounds to Indiana’s 6. The Hoosiers had just 3 second chance points on the day.
3. Down early….and out. Indiana never led in this game. Texas made a 3-pointer to open the first half. Playing strong defense early, Indiana was down just 13-11 with 8:40 left in the first half despite the poor shooting. But with nothing falling from the field, it was just a matter of time before the Longhorns blew it open. Texas expanded to a 23-11 lead with a 10-0 run and IU never got it back to within single digits.
Note: Senior guard Al Durham left the game in the second half with what looked like a sprained ankle. Archie Miller confirmed after the game that it was an ankle injury. Miller indicated that Durham is “doubtful” for Wednesday.
UP NEXT: Indiana (2-1) will face the loser of the Stanford and North Carolina game on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. ET.
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