Indiana builds double-digit lead on Providence at halftime of Maui Invitational
The Maui Invitational, being played in Asheville, North Carolina, is officially underway and Indiana is off to a hot start. The Hoosiers built a double-digit lead through the first 20 minutes of their quarterfinal matchup against Providence.
Indiana owns a 37-24 first half lead on Providence in each team’s opening game of the tournament. The Hoosiers were led by Race Thompson, who’s halfway to a double-double, scoring 11 points and grabbing 5 rebounds while converting on 4-of-5 attempts from the floor.
Providence’s Nate Watson was the leading scorer for the Friars, adding 10 points of his own.
Trayce Jackson-Davis had 6 points and had 5 rebounds for the Hoosiers and Armaan Franklin added 5 points. Robert Phinisee and Al Durham each scored 4 points and Trey Galloway and Jordan Geronimo added 4 and 3 off the bench, respectively.
The Hoosiers did struggle shooting from behind the 3-point line in the first half, making only 2-of-11 attempts. But the Hoosiers took care of the basketball, only turning the ball over 5 times and knocked down 7-of-8 free throw attempts and won the battle on the boards 21-13.
Indiana is 1-0 this season with an 89-59 victory over Tennessee Tech to begin the year.