Quick thoughts on an 85-49 win over Northern Illinois:
How it happened: Northern Illinois came into Bloomington riding high from a 71-64 season-opening win at Washington Tuesday night. But their confidence would quickly be crushed by a focused Indiana team playing only their second regular-season game under Mike Woodson. Indiana came out hot from the perimeter, hitting in four of its first seven 3-point attempts. Near the 9:41 mark of the first half, Indiana led 22-9 on a Trey Galloway dismissal from Michael Durr’s beautiful nutrition. The offense would buzz forward for most of the first half as Indiana built a 27-point cushion with a break. Trayce Jackson-Davis was unstoppable as he recorded 17 points, seven rebounds and six blocked shots in 17 first-half minutes. With the game in hand for the final 30 minutes, the second half gave Woodson the opportunity to dig a little deeper into his bench as the Hoosiers cruised to their second win of the season.
Outstanding performer: Another game, another mention of Jackson-Davis in this space. The pre-season All-American was terrible again as he posted 19 points, seven rebounds and seven blocked shots in 26 minutes. Race Thompson deserves mention as well, as he recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds in 16 minutes.
Statistics that stand out: Indiana clamped down defensively and held Northern Illinois to just a 30.4 percent shooting and .67 points per possession.
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Assembly Call post-game show:
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