Mike Woodson coached Indiana to a win over Jackson State on Friday. The Hoosiers won 90-51 to remain undefeated.

Indiana used its bench players to its advantage. Woodson talked about how he feels when it comes to using players off the bench.

“From a coaching standpoint, I’m not afraid to play anybody off our bench,” said Woodson. “We have a better team than we had last year, but we’ve still got to prove it.”

One of those better performances from the Indiana bench came from Tamar Bates. Bates finished the game with 22 points, 2 rebounds, and 4 assists. Bates scored a career-high in points.

Woodson talked about how this has been a long time coming for Bates.

“Well, he finally had a breakout game,” said Woodson. “I’m not surprised or shocked.”

Before the Jackson State game, Bates’ most points scored in a game was 13. Indiana could need some help scoring off the bench with the North Carolina game up next.

The Hoosiers and Tarheels meet in the ACC/B1G Challenge on Nov. 30. Tip off will be at 9:15 p.m. ET on ESPN.