Trayce Jackson-Davis brilliant against Stanford, leads IU to win in 3rd-place game in Maui Invitational
Making shots was all the difference for Indiana on Wednesday afternoon. Crazy, isn’t it?
The Hoosiers shot better than 50% from the floor on Wednesday on their way to a 79-63 victory over Stanford in the 3rd-place game of the Maui Invitational, played in Asheville, North Carolina this year. It was a huge improvement from IU’s semifinal round performance against No. 17 Texas on Tuesday, falling 66-44 after converting on just 23% of its field goals.
Trayce Jackson-Davis had a monstrous performance for Indiana, scoring 31 points, grabbing 6 rebounds and dishing 2 assists while shooting 10-of-16 from the floor. He was one of three Hoosiers to score in double figures, along with Race Thompson who scored 15 and Armaan Franklin who dropped in 13.
Both Thompson and Franklin each grabbed 8 rebounds to lead the way in that category for the Hoosiers.
Stanford started the game with a 4-0 lead, but Indiana quickly took an advantage at 5-4 at the 17:44 mark in the 1st half and never looked back. The Hoosiers led 31-26 through the first 20 minutes and started the second half strong.
Out of the locker room, Indiana outscored the Cardinal 12-4 to build a double-digit advantage at 42-30. Stanford was able to draw back within 4 points and 43-39, but the Hoosiers held off the surge and was able to pull away down the stretch.
Indiana took good care of the basketball, only turning the ball over 8 times. It also was sharing the ball wearing, getting 20 assists on 20 made field goals for the game. The Hoosiers also held Stanford to just 19-of-53 from the floor for the game.
With the win, the Hoosiers are now 2-1 on the season. They’ll play No. 22 Florida State on Dec. 9.