Despite a dominant performance from Zach Edey, the favorite for Naismith Player of the Year, Trayce Jackson-Davis and the Hoosiers found a way to battle the best team in the nation in Assembly Hall and pull away late to earn its first win over a No. 1-ranked team since 2013.
In a game where Trayce Jackson-Davis, who led Indiana basketball with 25 points, seven rebounds, and five blocks, was held scoreless over the last 10:58, the Hoosiers still found a way. Primarily charged by Jalen Hood-Schifino, who scored eight of his 16 points across the final 7+ minutes of action on the floor, including a clutch layup against Edey with less than 30 seconds left and the “nail in the coffin” dunk with one second on the clock.
While the freshman guard posted 16 points on 8-for-15 shooting, four assists, two steals, and just one turnover, Trey Galloway was very instrumental in the Hoosiers’ win. Galloway registered 11 points on 4-for-8 shooting, one rebound, and three steals, along with being tied for the highest plus/minus on the team at +5 (tied with Miller Kopp).
The Hoosiers recorded 20 points off of the Boilermakers’ 16 turnovers, which is the most Purdue has registered in a game this season since their first game against UW-Milwaukee on November 7 (20 turnovers).
Leading for 39:11 of the 40 minutes against the No. 1 team in the country is no small feat to scoff at, especially when you’re missing your starting senior point guard (Xavier Johnson) and one of your main pieces off of the bench (Jordan Geronimo) did not see any action after coming back from injury.
Positive minutes from Malik Reneau and Kaleb Banks gave the Hoosiers life and allowed them to keep pace in a very impressive first-half performance, where Indiana outscored Purdue, 50-35, shot 62.1 percent from the field, and knocked down four three-pointers.
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Although it looks like a major matchup with Trayce Jackson-Davis and Zach Edey, this was a total team win by the Hoosiers on Saturday and now Indiana basketball has to find a way to move on and focus on Rutgers coming in on Tuesday.