Maui Invitational: Indiana's shooting woes result in blowout loss to No. 17 Texas
Indiana has seen better days shooting the basketball than the one it endured on Tuesday during the semifinal round of the Maui Invitational. The inability to crack the defense of No. 17 Texas resulted in the Hoosiers’ first loss of the year.
Texas’ defense suffocated Indiana on Tuesday in Asheville (the host site of this year’s Maui Invitational), holding the Hoosiers to 23.9% shooting, and the end result was a 66-44 victory for the Longhorns. With the win, Texas will advance to the championship round while Indiana will play in the consolation round.
Texas dominated from the opening tip, jumping out to a 6-0 lead to start the contest and never looked back. Indiana closed the gap to 13-11 with under 10 minutes to play in the 1st half, but the Longhorns went on a 16-4 run to create separation, building a 31-19 advantage after 20 minutes.
Not much changed in the second half. Texas kept Indiana at a safe distance the rest of the game and was able to cruise to the 22-point victory.
Matt Coleman III led the way in scoring for Texas, scoring 16 points in the win. Courtney Ramey added 13 and Andrew Jones chipped in 12. Trayce Jackson-Davis was the lone bright spot for IU, scoring 17 points.
Along with the poor overall shooting from the floor, IU made just 2-of-10 from behind the 3-point line and missed 9 free throws (20-of-29). Texas crushed Indiana in the rebounding category, winning the battle 48-29.
With the loss, Indiana drops to 2-1 on the season while Texas is now 3-0.