IU basketball: Indiana 86 Miami (Ohio) 56 — Three keys | Highlights

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Indiana defeated Miami (Ohio) by a final score of 86-56 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Sunday evening.

The Hoosiers led at Halftime 43-26 and were led in the game by Trayce Jackson-Davis with 17 points and 16 rebounds.

IU (4-0) returns to action on Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm Eastern when they face Little Rock at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.

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THREE KEYS TO THE GAME

1. Indiana’s size advantage too much. Indiana dominated in the paint and on the glass against the undersized RedHawks. IU enjoyed a 42-16 points advantage in the paint, and won the rebounding margin 46-35. The Hoosiers made 24-of-42 (57 percent) shots from two while limiting Miami to just 12-of-34 (35 percent) from inside the arc.

2. Jackson-Davis is another level. Following a dominant effort Friday evening at Xavier, senior forward Trayce Jackson-Davis took full advantage of his 25 minutes on the floor. He had 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting and was one shy of his career high with 16 rebounds. On the season he’s made 34-of-45 shots, good for 75.5 percent. He also made 5-of-7 free throws on the night and is on a career-best 71.4 percent pace from the stripe.

3. Hoosiers close out the first half. With effective early 3-point shooting, Miami kept things interesting for the first 13 minutes. The RedHawks were down just 21-20 relatively late in the first half, as Indiana appeared to show some tired legs after a quick turnaround from a Friday night win over Xavier. They opened the game 4-of-17 from the field but made 27-of-46 to finish things off from there. Indiana closed the half on a 22-6 run over the last 6:43 and never looked back.

HIGHLIGHTS

FINAL BOX SCORE


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