At the bell: Indiana 86, Ohio State 70 — inside the auditorium

Quick thoughts on the 86-70 win against Ohio State:

how did that happen

It was a good first half in Bloomington by Ohio State and Indiana until the last three and a half minutes. That’s when Indiana kicked it into another gear on either end. After Zed Key’s free throw to get the Buckeyes inside one at 31-30, the Hoosiers exploded. During the final 3:31, Indiana outscored Ohio State 15-0. The Renault owner made a bucket to get me started. This was followed by Trey Galloway with an acrobatic arrangement. Then Tracee Jackson-Davis got a quick breakfast. Jackson-Davis’ last bucket stretched the lead to nine. Then Jalen Hood-Scheveno hit a three-pointer, his sixth of the inning. Another bucket from Reno extended the lead to 14 and then Caleb Banks scored his second set of the game to make the Hoosiers 46-30 at the break.

The Buckeyes scored 11 points early in the second half, but Indiana extended the lead to 17 at the 13:30 mark on the Jackson-Davis bucket. By the eight-year media deadline, the Indiana 15’s lead was at 70-55. The Hoosiers extended the lead to 19 on a pair of free throws by Jackson-Davis with 5:17 remaining. Ohio State never seriously challenged Indiana the rest of the way as the Hoosiers led by double digits throughout the half. A fifth straight win at Indiana improved the Hoosiers to 15-6 overall and 6-4 in league play.

Outstanding performance

Hood-Schifino was outstanding, finishing with 24 points on 6-for-9 shooting from behind the 3-point arc. It wasn’t Jackson Davies’ most effective shooting night (8-for-18), but he managed another double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds. He also had six assists and two blocked shots. Malik Reno also had his second consecutive scoring career, with 15 points and added eight rebounds, three assists and a steal.

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Notable stats

Indiana’s 1.32 points per possession was its highest this season against a top opponent. The Hoosiers shot 10-for-20 in 3 seconds and turned it over just over nine times.

Final IU individual statistics

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