Indiana, led by Trayce Jackson-Davis, holds off Nebraska for first road win of season
Indiana basketball picked up its first road win of the 2021-22 season on Monday night, holding off Nebraska’s upset bid to win 78-71. Trayce Jackson-Davis led the way for the Hoosiers, posting a double-double with 23 points and 12 rebounds.
Jackson-Davis played 31 minutes, subbing out at the 7:36 mark of the second half after registering his fourth foul. At that time, it was 68-58, Indiana. Nebraska cut into the lead in TJD’s absence, but the Hoosiers held on down the stretch without their leading scorer. Jackson-Davis took a hard foul and was shown on the B1G Network broadcast with an ice bag on his hip.
Nebraska, which entered the night with a record of 6-12 overall and 0-7 in conference play, kept it a single-digit game most of the night. Indiana’s largest lead of the night was 10 points at various points. The Hoosiers led for over 39 minutes of the game. There were no lead changes.
Trey McGowens returned for Nebraska on Monday night, playing in his first game since November against Creighton. McGowens led the Husker effort with 20 points and 5 rebounds. Alonzo Verge Jr. had 19 points and 2 rebounds.
Indiana shot 54 percent from the field (27-of-50) while Nebraska shot 47 percent (24-of-51). Indiana made it to the free-throw line (28 attempts to 21) more, though Nebraska had the better free-throw shooting percentage (81-to-71). The Hoosiers were able to get more points off turnovers (20-to-14) and won the battle of the boards, 30 rebounds to 24.
Mike Woodson’s squad improves to 13-4 and 4-3 in conference play.