Indiana basketball: Predicting Trayce Jackson-Davis domination of Xavier and more

Trayce Jackson-Davis #23 of the Indiana Hoosiers. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Trayce Jackson-Davis #23 of the Indiana Hoosiers. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /
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Indiana Hoosiers forward Trayce Jackson-Davis (23). Mandatory Credit: Robert Goddin-USA TODAY Sports /

#1. Trayce Jackson-Davis dominates Xavier’s frontcourt with at least 25+ points and 10+ rebounds

This is where Indiana basketball needs the Preseason Big Ten Player of the Year to show up. And show up in a big way he will.

Through his first two games, Jackson-Davis is averaging just 18.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 0.5 blocks, but notched his first 20-point game of the season in the win over Bethune-Cookman last Thursday.

With more than a week’s rest to get his right hand back healthy, Jackson-Davis steps up to the challenge against one of the best frontcourts in the nation, led by Zach Freemantle and Jack Nunge.

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In his last three games against major conference opponents, Jackson-Davis is averaging 25.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks in 36.7 minutes per game. Shall we relive his last performance against a major conference team (below)?

Jackson-Davis will finish the Gavitt Tipoff Games with at least 25 points and 10 rebounds, dominating the post and even flashing some solid free throw shooting, hitting 10 free throws in the game.

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