Indiana started things off on the right food Tuesday night, downing Eastern Michigan 68-62 to start the 2021-22 season. It was also Mike Woodson’s regular-season debut leading the Hoosiers.

It was far from a dominant performance with Eastern Michigan clawing back from a 17-point halftime deficit to make things interesting at the end. Trayce Jackson-Davis with a double-double helped drive the offense and finished with a game-high 21 points.

Xavier Johnson finished as IU’s second-leading scorer with 14 points while Race Thompson had 5 points and 10 rebounds. As a team, the Hoosiers struggled from deep while going 4-for-24 from three-point range.

After the game, Woodson discussed what it meant to be back in Bloomington and to get things started with a win. Here’s a look at what he had to say:

Indiana will move on to face NIU on Friday night.