Top 5 Indiana basketball memories & moments of 2022

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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Moment #1: March 15, 2022 – Trayce Jackson-Davis leads the Hoosiers to their first NCAA Tournament win since 2016 over Wyoming in the First Four game

Selection Sunday in 2022 was on March 13, a day when Indiana, despite nearly getting to the Big Ten Championship just days earlier, found themselves in the First Four game against Wyoming as a 12-seed.

Facing off against a tough Mountain West opponent with solid players like Graham Ike and Hunter Maldonado, the Hoosiers were in for a grind of a game to be able to play in an actual NCAA Tournament game.

While Trayce Jackson-Davis was the star of the show and could not be slowed down by anyone, posting 29 points on 10-for-16 shooting and 9-for-11 from the free throw line, along with nine rebounds and one block, others on the floor showed up in a big way as well. Both Xavier Johnson and Jordan Geronimo registered double-digit points and came up big in times of need, both offensively and defensively.

At some point, it was time to just get Jackson-Davis the ball in the post and just let him go to work. Which Coach Woodson willingly allowed.

It was Indiana basketball’s first NCAA Tournament win since beating 4-seeded Kentucky 73-67 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on March 19, 2016, earning their first Sweet 16 berth since 2013.

Can Mike Woodson and the Hoosiers get on a roll of making the NCAA Tournament in consecutive years? Could we see Indiana basketball get back to what it had been for so many years back in the 70s and 80s? Time will tell.

Check out the highlights of that First Four game below:

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