#1. Trayce Jackson-Davis can still dominate games, but his health is more important
Returning from his two-game absence and the struggles he’s been facing on and off the court, Trayce Jackson-Davis posted 30 points, nine rebounds, three assists, and three blocks on 11-for-20 from the field and 8-for-10 from the free throw line in 38 minutes of action.
A player that has been struggling with major back pain, even as he limped and winced to the locker room at halftime, Jackson-Davis showed his true gut and passion as he was the leader of the Hoosiers team this entire game.
The problem is, now Indiana basketball heads back home to Bloomington and will be facing a gutsy Northwestern team that just took down Illinois and the Hoosiers will be without both Xavier Johnson and Race Thompson, and honestly, wouldn’t be shocked if Jackson-Davis is unable to go.
It seems like this back pain will be a season-long problem for Jackson-Davis and the Hoosiers to manage, but at what point does he say, “enough is enough” and take more than just two games off?