Indiana records ridiculously dominant defensive first half vs. Louisiana
Indiana is looking to get to 4-0 on the young college basketball season, and the Hoosiers appear to be well on their way against Louisiana.
Facing off against the Ragin’ Cajuns, Indiana really clamped down defensively in the first half. At the break, the score is 37-14 in favor of the Hoosiers, but that alone does not do justice to the shooting futility of Louisiana.
Heading into halftime, Indiana has held Louisiana to 4-for-34 shooting from the floor, including 1-for-10 from 3-point range. That works out to 3-for-24 – or 13% – from inside the arc.
Offensively, the Hoosiers are led by a trio of players at 7 points apiece. That group is Trayce Jackson-Davis, Parker Stewart, and Tamar Bates with a solid contribution off the bench. Miller Kopp with 2 points and Race Thompson with 4 points are the other starters to score.
Indiana is thankful for the defensive shutdown as foul trouble has actually been an issue. Jackson-Davis, Stewart, Thompson, Bates, Jordan Geronimo, and Xavier Johnson all have 2 fouls at the break. As a team, the Hoosiers committed 14 fouls in the first half.
Fortunately, Indiana should have more than enough depth to hold this lead, even without Rob Phinisee and Trey Galloway.