Indiana lost to Wisconsin by a final score of 74-69 on Tuesday evening at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind.
The Hoosiers trailed at halftime 32-31 and let a 66-61 lead with 3:52 left slip away. They were led in the game by Trayce Jackson-Davis with 30 points. Race Thompson added 13. Both had eight rebounds.
IU (16-9, 7-8) will next travel to Columbus to face Ohio State for a Monday evening tip.
See also: Woodson and Jackson-Davis post-game
THREE KEYS TO THE GAME
1. Johnny Davis and Wisconsin close. Wisconsin star Johnny Davis took the game over late, scoring the Badgers final 13 points. He finished with a team high 30 points on 10-of-15 shooting and 10-of-14 from the free throw line. Indiana chose to have Parker Stewart and Miller Kopp guard him late rather than Trey Galloway. Davis had 11 at halftime. Indiana, on the other hand, made just one of its last ten shots.
2. Wisconsin gets to the line. The Badgers got 29 free throw attempts on 25 fouls called against Indiana. 24 of the attempts were by Davis and Brad Davison. The Badgers converted on 22-of-29 attempts. They made four more free throws than the Hoosiers attempted and earned three foul calls in key late possessions from the 3:04 mark to the 1:01 mark.
3. Jackson-Davis bounce back effort lost with little help. After a few poor performances, Indiana forward Trayce Jackson-Davis led the Hoosiers throughout with 30 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. He made 10-of-13 shots and 10-of-14 free throws. But no one else made significant enough contributions, and Indiana made just 5-of-18 from three. Indiana missed their last six 3-pointers of the game. Xavier Johnson struggled with a 3-of-16 effort from the field and five turnovers.
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