Five takeaways from Indiana’s win over Marshall – Inside the Hall
Indiana improves to 6-0 with 90-79 victory over Marshall on Saturday night at Simon Skjodt Hall. The Hoosiers led by 12 in the first half, but the overwhelming second half led to a sixth straight win to usher in the Mike Woodson era.
Here are five lessons learned from the victory over the Thunder Flock:
Jackson-Davis sets a record for scoring a game at the Clubhouse
Saturday Outburst 43 points from Trayce Jackson-Davis was set a record.
The Indiana junior striker was an effective scorer 18 of 24 from the field and 7/9 from the free-throw en route to a record-setting goal in a single game at Assembly Hall.
The previous record was Steve Alford’s 42 points in 1987 against Michigan State. Jackson-Davis’ 43 points is the most for an IU player in a game since Mike Woodson scored 48 against Illinois on March 3, 1979.
TJD’s 43 points are also the highest by a college basketball player to date this season. With Saturday’s performance, Jackson-Davis rose to 7th place in Ken Pomeroy National Player of the Year Ranking.
As impressive as Jackson-Davis’s goal is, he’s rounded the table in a variety of ways.
The Center Grove product added 5 rebounds, 5 saves, 4 assists and 2 steals in 37 minutes. Jackson-Davis played the entire second half as the Hoosiers overcame the Thundering Herd 49-37.
Johnson has his best performance so far this season
Xavier Johnson had a rough start on Saturday night.
In the first 104 seconds, Johnson made two flips, one of which resulted in being shoved by Marshall’s Taevion Kinsey.
But rather than let his early mistakes pile up, the Pittsburgh transfer turned the tables and delivered his best performance to date in the IU uniform.
Johnson scored 11 of his 20 points in the second half and Hoosiers was +15 as he lay on the floor after halftime, the highest score on the team.
Like Jackson-Davis, Johnson played efficiently from the pitch. He took 7/12 shots, including 2 3-pointers from outside the 3-point line. Johnson was also 4 in 4 from the free-throw line and added seven rebounds, seven assists and five steals in 30 minutes. He hasn’t made another turnover after the initial two fouls.
It’s early, but Indiana’s perimeter shooting has improved
Through six games, Indiana was the improved 3-pointer team.
Saturday’s performance was the latest step in the right direction as the Hoosiers hit eight of their 15 3-point attempts, accounting for 53.3%.
In Indiana’s first six games, the Hoosiers were 42 of 114 in 3 seconds, which is 36.8%. Indiana currently ranks 79th in the nation for 3-point shot rate.
Some of the newbies of IU are the main reason for the improved 3-point shooting so far. Pittsburgh Xavier Johnson transfer is 5/9 (55.6 percent), Northwest Miller Kopp transfer is 6 of 17 (35.3 percent), UT-Martin Parker Stewart transfer is 12 of 26 (46.2). percent) and freshman Tamar Bates is 6 out of 14 (42.9 percent). All four produced three points in Saturday’s win over Marshall.
Jackson-Davis said last night: “I think we have a much better floor plan than last year. “And we have shooters everywhere.”
The shooting will have its biggest test of the youth season on Tuesday as Indiana cruises to Syracuse. A dedicated Orange play area, which will force the Hoosiers to take outer shots to succeed.
Bench output drops in Saturday win
Indiana’s bench, a strength through the first five games, struggled in Saturday’s win.
The Hoosiers averaged 23.4 points from the bench in the first five games of the season but scored just eight against Marshall, a low point of the season.
The biggest concern from Saturday is just how much Indiana drops as it heads to its reserve. Michael Durr got -9 in just three minutes. Khristian Lander is -16 in 10 minutes. Jordan Geronimo is -11 in seven minutes.
Tamar Bates played hard and scored six points after 24 minutes, but was the only bright spot on the bench for the Hoosiers.
Saturday was the first time Indiana really missed Trey Galloway, who was sidelined indefinitely with a broken wrist, and Rob Phinisee, who has now missed three games in a row with a leg injury.
Poor play on the bench in the first half meant Indiana’s starters had to play heavy minutes in the second half against the Thundering Herd. Jackson-Davis played all 20 minutes in the second half, Parker Stewart played 19, Race Thompson played 16 and Johnson scored 15.
Revenue continues to have problems
Woodson’s stated goal for his first Indiana team is 12 or less goals per game.
Indiana has only conceded a goal twice in its first six games.
On Saturday, Indiana made nine first-half passes, leading to 11 points for Marshall. Those mistakes were the big reason Indiana entered the dressing room 42-41.
The Hoosiers clearly showed better care of the ball for most of the second half. During the first 16:37 of the second half, Indiana made only three returns. Things took a turn for the worse when Indiana had three spins in the 3:23 finale and finished with 15 spins for the match.
Through the first six games, Indiana’s 21st revenue share ranks only 257th in the nation.
Submitted to: Marshall Thundering Herd
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