Indiana lost to Wisconsin on Thursday night in Madison by a final score of 80-73 in double overtime.
The Hoosiers had four in double-figures and were led by Trayce Jackson-Davis with 23 points and 12 rebounds.
The three keys to the game, highlights, and final stats are below.
The Hoosiers (7-5, 2-3) are scheduled to play at Nebraska at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday. The Cornhuskers’ game against Purdue this week was canceled.
THREE KEYS TO THE GAME
1. Hoosiers can’t close. Indiana hasn’t won in Madison since 1998. They had every chance to do it on Thursday night. IU led 56-50 with 5:55 left in regulation, and had shots to win at the end of both regulation and the first overtime. Wisconsin went on an 11-5 run to close out regulation, and Trayce Jackson-Davis was unable to finish from close range on Indiana’s final possession. In the first overtime, the Hoosiers opened with a three point lead on an Anthony Leal 3-pointer, but Al Durham was tied up on IU’s final possession and unable to get off a shot.
2. IU offense strong after halftime, but… The Hoosiers made 16-of-24 shots in the second half along with 9 assists and just 4 turnovers. That allowed IU to outscore Wisconsin 37-32 in the second stanza and helped offset a five-point halftime deficit produced by a 40 percent effort from the field before the break accompanied by seven turnovers. IU came back down to earth during the two overtime periods, shooting just 4-of-13 overall.
3. Wisconsin with the edge at the stripe. Indiana was called for five more fouls than Wisconsin, but the biggest discrepancy came at the free throw line where the Badgers earned 12 more attempts on the day. Whether IU was out of position, the victim of an unfair whistle, or a little of both, obviously in a double overtime game 12 more free throw attempts is a factor. Of course in some respects this shouldn’t come as a surprise. Not fouling has been a part of the formula for success at Wisconsin for two decades. The Hoosiers needed to do better at times not anticipating contact.
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