Race Thompson, Trayce Jackson-Davis lead Hoosiers to road win over Terrapins
Mike Woodson’s team picked up a big road win in College Park on Saturday afternoon thanks to big outings from Race Thompson and Trayce Jackson-Davis.
The frontcourt duo team of “Race & Trayce” combined for 35 points and 21 rebounds in a 68-55 victory for the Hoosiers. Thompson registered a double-double with 18 points and 12 boards.
Jackson-Davis came up one rebound shy of a double-double with 17 points and 9 rebounds.
Indiana’s victory over Maryland marked the first time it has won in College Park since the Terps joined the B1G in 2014. The Hoosiers are also now three games above .500 in the conference standings at 7-4.
Overall, IU is 15-5.
Defense was the strength for Indiana again on Saturday, holding Maryland to 28.6% from the floor for the game. The Terrapins also struggled from behind the 3-point line, converting on just 6-of-27 shots from deep.
The Hoosiers closed out the game shooting 43.3% from the floor, getting 26 buckets on 17 assists. Indiana also ended with just 10 turnovers in the game.
Indiana has now won 4 of its last 5 games, which included a victory over a highly-ranked Purdue squad. While Maryland won’t count as a Quad 1 victory for the Hoosiers, it’s an important road win in a tournament-building resume.
The Hoosiers will have a full week off to prepare for No. 24 Illinois. The Fighting Illini head to Assembly Hall on Saturday, Feb. 5 for a 12 p.m. tip-off.