Indiana went on the road and put up a valiant effort against Syracuse in the B1G/ACC Challenge. Unfortunately, a massive comeback that forced overtime came up just short vs. the Orange.

Throughout the first half, the Hoosiers once again struggled to shoot the ball from deep. It led to a 16-point deficit at the break with Syracuse up 49-33.

After halftime, the shooting eventually woke up, along with an incredible outing from Trayce Jackson-Davis. Indiana put up 55 points in the second half and twice battled back to tie the game.

One of the leads for the Hoosiers came at 67-65 with 8 minutes left in the game. Then, a Syracuse run appeared to put the game back out of reach. Over the next 4 minutes, the Orange went on a 16-5 run for an 81-72 lead.

Indiana never backed down and tied the game at the end of regulation thanks to a Trayce Jackson-Davis offensive rebound. His putback off a missed free-throw was no-good but he drained both free throws to tie the game.

Unfortunately, the Hoosiers fell short after Xavier Johnson, Parker Stewart, and Rob Phinisee all left the game with 5 fouls. Syracuse escaped with the 112-110 victory after hitting 5 free throws in the final minute of the game.

Key Players: Trayce Jackson-Davis was phenomenal all game long with 31 points, 16 rebounds, and 3 blocks on 11-for-17 shooting. Miller Kopp added 28 points while Race Thompson nearly had a triple-double with 17 points, 12 rebounds, and 8 assists.

Key Stat: 3-point shooting. Indiana finished the game with an admirable 40.7% shooting mark from deep, but it was a dreadful start that dug the big hole. The Hoosiers started the game 2-for-11 from 3-point range before finishing 9-for-16 the rest of the way.