Trey Galloway shines in must-win game for Indiana basketball against Nebraska

Indiana Hoosiers guard Trey Galloway (32). Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
Indiana Hoosiers guard Trey Galloway (32). Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports /

Trey Galloway, despite a triple-double from Trayce Jackson-Davis, was the best and most important player for Indiana basketball against Nebraska.

Stat line vs. Nebraska: 27 MIN | 20 PTS | 4 REB | 1 AST | 7/10 FG | 4/6 3PT | 2 PF | 1 TOV

Who would’ve thought that Trey Galloway, the sophomore guard from Culver, Indiana, would be making four three-pointers and step-back jumpers in a Big Ten basketball game?

In Galloway’s last game against Rutgers where he was subbed into the starting lineup, he managed zero points in 30 minutes. Coach Woodson challenged both Galloway and Race Thompson after their sub-par performance on the road, and Galloway responded in a HUGE way and carried the Hoosiers to their first conference victory of the season.

In Galloway’s last three home games, he has totaled 41 points (13.7 PPG) on 15-for-22 (68.2 percent) from the field and 6-for-11 (54.5 percent) from beyond the arc, to go along with 10 rebounds (3.3 RPG) and just one turnover (0.3 TOV).

The most impressive feat of Trey Galloway’s season thus far is his lone turnover in 136 minutes of action, which is particularly incredible due to Galloway’s role as a lead guard at times this season due to the struggle of Xavier Johnson.

Among major conference players in all of college basketball this season, Trey Galloway is one of two players with 10+ assists and one or fewer turnovers in at least 130 minutes of action, joined by Eric Reed Jr. (Mississippi State).

The Hoosiers will need another huge game from Trey Galloway against No. 10 Arizona, especially if Jalen Hood-Schifino cannot suit up yet again. But it cannot only be Galloway. Xavier Johnson needs to be the point guard that Indiana basketball needs for the Hoosiers to come home with a win on Saturday if Hood-Schifino can’t go.

As stated by Galloway in his postgame press conference, “May the Force Be With You”.

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