Quick thoughts on a 70-60 win over Maryland:
How did it happen
Indiana was brisk to start Friday’s Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal game against Maryland at the United Center. The Hoosiers made their first five shots and took an 11-5 lead in the first three minutes. But Maryland, still determined to slow down, started getting stopped by forcing IU to play half court. And the Terps started making 3-point shots as IU lost perimeter shooters. Donta Scott hit Maryland’s sixth triple of the half to make it 30-22 with 5:32 left. Indiana, however, responded with a 10-4 run to make it a two-run game at intermission. The key stat at the break was 3-point shooting. Maryland was 6 for 13 and Indiana was just 1 for 3. The Hoosiers outscored Maryland 20-10 in the paint in the first 20 minutes.
After Maryland opened up a 7-point lead at 41-34 to open the second half, Indiana responded with a 12-3 surge to take a 46-43 lead in the media timeout. less than 12 years. The Hoosiers extended the lead to eight on a pair of Trayce Jackson-Davis free throws with 10:31 remaining, then to 11 with 9:36 on a Tamar Bates 3-pointer. The Terps stopped a 15-0 run from the Hoosiers with a Donald Carey 3-pointer with 9:01 to go. After a Hakim Hart bucket made Indiana 54-48, Mike Woodson took a timeout with 8:20 to go. The Hoosiers responded by cutting the lead to 10 at 61-51 in the final media timeout. The Terps got under six runs at 3:27 and 2:38, but Indiana responded each time. A Jalen Hood-Schifino gave Indiana a 9-point lead with 2:06 to go. Maryland wouldn’t get closer to seven points the rest of the way as the Hoosiers advanced to the Big Ten Tournament semifinals against Penn State on Saturday.
Jackson-Davis led Indiana with 24 points, nine rebounds, seven assists, four blocked shots and three steals in 38 minutes. Hood-Schifino played all 40 minutes and finished with 19 points, six rebounds, three blocked shots and two assists.
Statistics that stand out
Indiana’s defense was elite in the second half, holding Maryland to 26 of 8 points on 32 shooting from the field. The Terrapins only scored 0.839 points per possession over the last 20 minutes.
Final Individual UI Stats
Final statistics without tempo
Assembly Call Post-Game Show
(Photo credit: Indiana on BTN on Twitter)
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