Juwan Morgan makes Indiana basketball history
Juwan Morgan has etched his name in Indiana basketball history.
Saturday night, Indiana hosted Jacksonville in one of the Hoosiers’ final non-conference of the season. IU coasted to a 94-64 victory to improve to 11-2 on the season, thanks in large part to Morgan.
The star forward recorded a triple-double against Jacksonville, finishing the night with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in the 30-point victory. He became just the second player in Indiana basketball history to accomplish that feat.
When Morgan left the floor, he was celebrated with a standing ovation from the fans at Assembly Hall.
You get quite the ovation after recording just the second triple-double (10, 10 & 10) in @IndianaMBB history.
— Indiana On BTN (@IndianaOnBTN) December 23, 2018
And, just to make his night even more special, Morgan was perfect from the floor, knocking down all five shot attempts. Just an incredible game for the forward.
The only other Hoosiers to get a triple-double was Steve Downing, who accomplished the feat against Michigan in 1971. He finished his evening with 28 points, 17 rebounds and 10 blocks.
Morgan has been a do-it-all guy for the Hoosiers all season. He’s averaging 16.2 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists per contest thus far for Indiana.
Saturday’s win over Jacksonville marked the conclusion of Indiana’s non-conference slate. The Hoosiers now enjoy a lengthy layoff and will be back in action against Illinois on Jan. 3.
IU is currently 2-0 in B1G play.