Indiana basketball: Three bold predictions vs. Jackson State

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Indiana basketball takes on Jackson State after the Hoosiers took down Little Rock on Wednesday, thanks to strong performances from the seniors.

Without Trayce Jackson-Davis on Wednesday, Race Thompson and Xavier Johnson stepped up and led the Hoosiers to an 87-68 win over Little Rock. It wasn’t pretty by any means, but many players played very well and showed that this team is different than teams from recent seasons.

Here are my three bold predictions for No. 11 Indiana taking on Jackson State on Friday in Bloomington:

Three bold predictions for No. 11 Indiana basketball vs. Jackson State

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Indiana Hoosiers forward Trayce Jackson-Davis (23) and forward Race Thompson (25) . Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports /

#3. In limited action, Trayce Jackson-Davis logs 15+ points and 5+ rebounds

On Sunday against Miami (OH), Jackson-Davis logged his first double-double of the season. He accomplished that in the first half alone (13 points and 10 rebounds) and finished the game with 17 points and 16 rebounds in 25 minutes of game action.

After sitting out the last game against Little Rock, Jackson-Davis returns to the floor and hopefully doesn’t play more than 22 minutes.

In those 22 minutes, I expect Jackson-Davis to put up at least 15 points and 5 boards. In his last 12 games against non-major conference teams, TJD has averaged 19.7 points and 7.8 rebounds, but against Jackson State last season, Jackson-Davis managed just 11 points and three rebounds in 25 minutes.