NCAAB Game Recap - Indiana at Minnesota
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:00 PM EST

Duke
66
NCSU
88
F
Syr
66
Lou
90
F
Vill
91
DeP
71
F
Aub
55
UGA
65
F
Butl
72
Seton
74
F
Tuls
43
Hou
76
F
Samf
66
Mercer
106
F
Furm
66
ETSU
75
F
UCF
89
Cin
87
F(2OT)
ECU
73
Mem
77
F
TexAM
74
Alab
68
F
VMI
74
WCU
71
F
GaTec
86
Wake
79
F
Iona
64
Sien
65
F
Mich
60
Rut
52
F
GMas
50
Rich
65
F
Woff
79
UNCG
83
F(OT)
Army
77
LoyMD
81
F
Boston
59
Lafy
61
F
Chat
91
Citad
68
F
Leh
67
Colg
70
F
Navy
62
Amer
71
F
CenAR
68
SFA
83
F
Lamar
77
SamH
65
F
Nich
73
NWSt
69
F
SMU
72
Tul
80
F
ULMo
66
ArkSt
52
F
NDSt
77
SDak
74
F
BC
65
UVA
78
F
McNee
59
InWor
65
F
SDSt
94
N DA
83
F
TCU
56
Tex
70
F
CBU
63
UMKC
69
F
IlSt
69
LoyIL
84
F
Valpa
75
Drake
77
F(OT)
MOSt
79
Brad
83
F(OT)
Ford
49
LaSal
58
F
GrgWas
70
Duques
67
F
AbCh
82
HBU
68
F
Prov
73
GTown
63
F
KansSt
62
TxTch
69
F
Wyo
58
UtSt
78
F
SCar
76
MisSt
79
F
Ind
68
Minn
56
F
Mia-FL
102
VaTec
95
F(3OT)
Cal
66
WaSt
57
F
Bois
80
SJSU
62
F
AF
62
Fres
71
F
LongB
55
UCIrv
70
F

Feb 19, 2020, 9:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Indiana (17-9)

28

40

68

Minnesota (12-13)

31

25

56

Jackson-Davis career game leads Indiana past Minnesota 68-56
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:37 AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Overdue for a tough-minded performance on the road, Indiana heeded coach Archie Miller's call to “make the game a little bit grimy.”

Minnesota stumbled right in to the muck.

Trayce Jackson-Davis had 27 points and 16 rebounds, both career highs, to lead Indiana's second-half takeover of Minnesota for a critical 68-56 victory on Wednesday night.

“I was just energized. My teammates really hyped me up in practice. They put a big emphasis on pounding the ball inside, and I think we did that really well,” said Jackson-Davis, who leads all Big Ten freshmen in scoring.

Minnesota native Race Thompson added nine points and 10 rebounds and Devonte Green scored 11 points for the Hoosiers (17-9, 7-8), who moved out of the bottom four of the conference with just their second win in their last seven games.

“Just grit. We wanted it really bad,” Thompson said.

Payton Willis and Marcus Carr each scored 12 points for the Gophers (12-13, 6-9), who went just 4 for 25 from 3-point range and 10 for 19 from the free-throw line. Daniel Oturu added 11 points and 14 rebounds for the Gophers, who have lost five of their last seven games. Gabe Kalscheur missed eight of his nine 3-point attempts and finished with six points.

“Kalscheur’s not going to shoot like that probably ever again, so we were a little bit fortunate,” Miller said.

Thompson's pair of free throws with 16:06 left gave the Hoosiers the lead for the first time in more than 19 minutes, and they fired up their defense from there. Kalscheur, who's shooting about 8% worse from long range this season than in his freshman year, missed three 3-pointers on the same possession. Oturu grabbed the rebound of the third clank, drew a foul and, fittingly, missed both free throws to yield zero points for all that hustle.

“You have to go hard at everything else when shots aren’t falling,” Willis said, later adding: “I don’t know what it was, but there’s clearly some frustration out there.”

Jackson-Davis teamed with Thompson to play stifling defense around the rim on Oturu, who has had his way with most Big Ten big men as the second-leading scorer in the league.

“I’ve played against him since I was in eighth grade. so we had a pretty good game plan going in,” Thompson said.

Jackson-Davis made just as much of an impact with the ball, of course, including a one-handed slam off a slick one-handed pass to the paint from Green.

Every time the Gophers were in position to surge back in front, they simply couldn't produce a swish. With 3:32 remaining, Thompson put the seal on his inspired performance in his home state by muscling his way past Oturu for a layup and a three-point play after the foul for a 60-54 lead.

Both teams badly needed to win this game for the viability of their NCAA Tournament bids. Though there was more inherent value in victory for Hoosiers on the road, the Gophers were in the market for a morale boost after the crushing loss to Iowa on their home court three days ago. The Hawkeyes outscored them 11-0 over the final 5:25 of that game to win 58-55.

The Gophers have played steady defense this season, which helped them build a 23-13 lead over the first quarter of the game. They just didn't make enough baskets to take control, though, in a first half marked by their missed jumpers, Indiana's missed layups and even a handful of apparent misses by the officials that had the fans howling about perplexing fouls called on the Gophers.

The Gophers had 13 offensive rebounds and not a single second-chance point.

“We couldn’t grasp that we needed to drive the ball, but a lot of that had to do with their defense as well, so give them credit,” coach Richard Pitino said.

THOMPSON'S HOMECOMING

Thompson, who played at Robbinsdale Armstrong High School about 15 miles west of Williams Arena, had a request list for family and friends of about 20 tickets. His brother, True, plays football for the Gophers, as did his father, Darrell, who's the program's all-time leading rusher.

“This game just means a little bit more to me,” Thompson said.

BIG PICTURE

Indiana: Miller has lamented his team's lack of fight away from the comfort of Assembly Hall, with the six road losses coming by an average margin of 15.5 points, but this was a determined response to the 89-65 clunker of a defeat at Michigan on Sunday.

Minnesota: With capable shooters Kalscheur, Willis and Carr on the perimeter, Pitino and his staff have emphasized a 3-point-heavy strategy this season that has not been paying off. Against an Indiana team that entered the evening with the second-worst 3-point defense in the conference, the Gophers posted their second-worst 3-point percentage (16.0) of the season.

“I’m shocked that Gabe goes 1 for 9, and I thought he had some good looks,” Pitino said.

UP NEXT

Indiana: Hosts ninth-ranked Penn State on Sunday afternoon. The Hoosiers lost 64-49 on Jan. 29 to the Nittany Lions on the road in the first matchup.

Minnesota: Plays at last-place Northwestern on Sunday night. The Gophers are 1-8 on the road this season. They beat the Wildcats 77-68 at home on Jan. 5.

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Leaders

Indiana PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
A. Franklin 0 0 0 0 0 0
C. Bybee 0 0 0 0 0 0
Minnesota PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
B. Greenlee 0 0 0 1 0 0
M. Hurt 0 0 0 2 0 0

Team Comparison

Ind Minn
Points For 68 56
Field Goals 24/54-44% 21/61-34%
Three Pointers 4/14-29% 4/25-16%
Free Throws 16/22-73% 10/19-53%
Offensive Rebounds 8 13
Defensive Rebounds 31 25
Rebounds 40 40
Blocks 5 4
Steals 4 6
Turnovers 10 12
Personal Fouls 18 20
Technical Fouls 1 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Ind Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Wed Feb 19 Ind 68 @ Minn 56 D. Davis 3 J. Omersa 2

Game Information

Stadium: Williams Arena, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Attendance: 9,686
Game Time: