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At the Buzzer: Indiana 87, Little Rock 68 – Inside the Hall

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Fast ideas on an 87-68 win towards Little Rock:

How did this occur

With solely 10 scholarship gamers accessible, it was an fascinating first half for Indiana on Wednesday night time. The Hoosiers added Malik Reneau because the starter rather than Trayce Jackson-Davis, who was dominated out as a precaution. At first, it seemed like Indiana would haven’t any drawback taking good care of enterprise towards an OVC opponent.

However Little Rock did not go away quietly. The Trojans have been bodily, disjointed and up seven at 37-30 with lower than two minutes left within the first half. The Hoosiers settled for a nine-point halftime lead regardless of solely making one 3-pointer within the first 20 minutes. Reneau was an enormous cause for the lead because the rookie added 10 factors and 4 rebounds in 14 minutes.

Little Rock minimize IU’s result in six at 39-34, however the Hoosiers minimize it to 9 on a triple by Miller Kopp with 18:29 to play. The Trojans, nevertheless, saved up the strain. Within the under-16 media timeout, Indiana’s lead was simply 46-40. The Hoosiers gained the bonus on the 15:09 mark of the second half and one other Kopp 3-pointer prolonged the result in 13 with 13:42 to go. After a Little Rock 3, Kopp fired one other triple with 13:13 to play.

Indiana’s lead reached 15 at 60-45, however Little Rock got here again to make it 64-57 with 9:04 to go. Within the subsequent 79 seconds, Indiana managed a 3-pointer by Jordan Geronimo, a layup by Tamar Bates and one other by Xavier Johnson to push the lead again to fifteen at 72-57. Little Rock by no means bought nearer than xx the remainder of the way in which.

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It was a robust efficiency for Race Thompson, who completed with a team-best 20 factors and grabbed eight rebounds in half-hour. Geronimo additionally deserves point out for his efficiency off the bench. The third-year ahead completed with 11 factors, two rebounds and 5 blocks in 17 minutes. Johnson had a wonderful second half and completed with 10 assists.

Statistics that stand out

Indiana’s offense continues to do effectively at first of the season. The Hoosiers scored 80+ factors for the fifth straight recreation.

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