Mike Woodson mentioned the improv skills from Jalen Hood-Schifino late during the 91-89 loss to Iowa. The Indiana G tried to make a play after losing Trayce Jackson-Davis down low.

Hood-Schifino had 21 points, 3 rebounds, and 9 assists in Thursday’s loss. Woodson wondered if maybe Hood-Schifino was trying to get to the free-throw line. The Indiana G is hitting 72% of his shots from the charity stripe this season.

“He had a good game, he can make free throws, maybe he was trying to do that,” said Woodson.

Jackson-Davis was a good option to pass to during the game. Jackson-Davis dropped in 30 points and had 9 rebounds as well as 3 assists. It looks like Woodson approved of Hood-Schifino’s decision after Jackson-Davis was not available to make a play.

Hood-Schifino is averaging 10.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 4.3 assists during his first season in Bloomington. It makes sense that Woodson has trust in the young Hoosier.

Indiana takes on Northwestern on Sunday for its next game. Tipoff will be at noon ET on FS1.