Despite loss, Indiana's Trayce Jackson-Davis continues to break new ground for Hoosiers
Indiana lost a tough game on Wednesday night, falling 69-67 to No. 20 Florida State in overtime on the road.
Hoosiers star Trayce Jackson-Davis had a career night, scoring 25 points and grabbing an astounding 17 rebounds. He was the only Indiana player to reach double figures in points or rebounds.
Perhaps more impressively, he now owns three of the four 25-point, 15-rebound games over the last 25 years of Indiana basketball.
That’s according to ESPN Stats & Info:
Despite falling to No. 20 Florida State in OT, Indiana's Trayce Jackson-Davis recorded his 3rd career game with 25 points and 15 rebounds.
All other Indiana players over the last 25 seasons have combined for just 1 such game. pic.twitter.com/xdXACFMRtA
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 10, 2020
Jackson-Davis’s 17 rebounds ties a career high set in the Big Ten Tournament last season against Nebraska. He also scored 11 points and had four blocks in a win over the Huskers.
His two previous games with at least 25 points and 15 rebounds both came last season. The first was vs. Nebraska on Dec. 13, 2019 and the second came at Minnesota on Feb. 19, 2020. Indiana won both games.
According to StatsbyStats, Jackson-Davis accomplished something on Thursday night that hadn’t been done since 2001:
Trayce Jackson-Davis for @IndianaMBB tonight at No. 20 FSU:
He's the first Division I player to reach all of those numbers on the road against an AP Top 25 opponent since Notre Dame's Troy Murphy did so on January 8, 2001, at Seton Hall.
— Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) December 10, 2020
Despite the performance, Jackson-Davis was visibly disappointed after the game. This was his message to Indiana fans on Twitter:
I wanted that one. We will bounce back.. onto the next. Special things coming. 🔴⚪️ #iubb
— TJD (@TrayceJackson) December 10, 2020
Indiana’s next game is against North Alabama on Sunday.