Indiana lost to Wisconsin by a final score of 64-59 on Wednesday night at the Kohl Center in Madison.
The Hoosiers led at halftime 42-25. They were led by Race Thompson with 12 points and 9 rebounds.
IU (7-2, 1-1) will host Merrimack on Sunday at Noon Eastern.
See also: Mike Woodson post-game comments
THREE KEYS TO THE GAME
1. A second half collapse. Indiana led 42-20 late in the first half but could get nothing going after the break. The Hoosiers made just 7-of-31 shots in the second half including 0-of-5 from three. They scored only 17 points and just .531 per possession and made just 3-of-9 free throws after halftime. Xavier Johnson made just 1-of-10 shots in the half. Indiana still led 59-53 with 3:08 left but Wisconsin scored the last 11 points of the game.
2. No good matchup for Davis. Johnny Davis was too quick off the bounce for IU and scored 23 points. The Hoosiers switched extensively and tried several different players on him but no one was particularly effective on the 6-foot-5 three-level scorer. Davis had 11 points in the first half, 12 in the second, and he made the go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:10 left. Davis was the only Wisconsin player in double figures.
3. Jackson-Davis taken out of the game. Indiana’s leader had just 9 points and 6 rebounds. Wisconsin did a good job of limiting Jackson-Davis’ touches. When he did get the ball he was either too far away from the basket or trapped in the paint. He made just 4-of-10 shots, only got to the foul line once, and had just six rebounds. Although he came in averaging nearly four blocks per game, Jackson-Davis had only one, and he was also unable to get out and run ahead of the defense in transition.
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