Indiana did notch a win in March Madness, knocking off Wyoming in the First Four action to begin the NCAA Tournament. Unfortunately, nothing good came out of the Round of 64 matchup vs. Saint Mary’s.

It did not take long for the 5-seed Gaels to gain control hitting their stride throughout the first half. An efficient and methodical attack slowly wore the Hoosiers down with Saint Mary’s heading to the halftime already up double-digits, 40-28.

In the second half, things only got worse for Indiana. The Gaels powered ahead, building their lead all the way up to 30 points before cruising to the finish line. In the end, it was Saint Mary’s advancing to the Round of 32 with an 82-53 win.

As a team, the Hoosiers shot 34% and managed to shoot just 2-for-10 from 3-point range. Needless to say, trying to find the highlights proved few and far between.

Trayce Jackson-Davis led the way with a team-high 12 points but shot 5-for-12 from the field. Xavier Johnson added 11 points but just 2 other Hoosiers managed more than 3 points. Race Thompson, Parker Stewart and Miller Kopp combined to shoot 2-for-13 from the field and 1-for-4 from 3-point range.

On the other side, Saint Mary’s shot 51.7% from the floor and 47.6% from 3-point range. Four players finished in double figures, including Logan Johnson leading the way with a game-high 20 points.

While getting to the tournament in his first season is a big win for Mike Woodson, Thursday’s loss showed there is still a lot of work to be done with the Hoosiers. How he addresses things this offseason will be an interesting story to watch out of Bloomington.