At the buzzer: Indiana 82, Michigan State 69 – Down the hall

Quick thoughts on an 82-69 win against Michigan State:

How it happened

Michigan State fired into Assembly Hall on Sunday afternoon. Joey Hauser had the hot hand early on, scoring 11 of the Spartans’ first 17 points. At 2:06 p.m., Michigan State’s lead was 17–8. Indiana’s inability to complete plays on the rim didn’t help matters. The Hoosiers went 1-for-8 on 2s to start the game. But the Hoosiers found their footing defensively and by 5:06 Indiana had the first lead at 26-25 on a pair of free throws from Tamar Bates. After a Bates 3-pointer tied the game at 29, Indiana ripped off eight straight runs to claim a 37-29 advantage. The Spartans answered with the final three points of the half and the Hoosiers settled for a 37-32 lead at the break. Trayce Jackson-Davis led the Hoosiers with 13 points, six rebounds and two blocked shots in 19 minutes.

The Spartans retook the lead 44-42 on a breakaway dunk by Jaden Akins, but Indiana immediately answered with a Trey Galloway triple to retake the lead at 45-44 with 15:29 left to play. After the Spartans regained the lead 51-49 on an Akins 3-pointer, Indiana ripped off eight consecutive points to claim a 57-51 lead at the under-12 media timeout. Jackson-Davis shared a pair of free throws to give the Hoosiers a nine-point lead at 62-53 with 9:15 left. Under-eight media timeout left the Hoosiers leading 62-55. Indiana’s lead grew to 67-55 on the fifth Bates 3-pointer of the game with 6:23 left to play. The Spartans never got a single-digit lead the rest of the way. The win, Indiana’s third straight, improved the Hoosiers to 13-6 overall and 4-4 in the Big Ten.

Outstanding artist

It was another dominant effort for Jackson-Davis, finishing with 31 points, 15 rebounds, five blocked shots and four assists in 39 minutes. Trey Galloway was also critical to IU’s success, finishing with 17 points and taking Michigan State’s ball pressure into account all afternoon. Bates also added 17 runs and hit five 3-pointers.

Statistics that stand out

Indiana went 9-for-15 (60 percent) on 3s and 21-for-24 (87.5 percent) from the free throw line.

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