Trouble in Evanston? Indiana scores just 20 points in first half vs. Northwestern
Indiana is off to a rough start in its game vs. Northwestern on Wednesday afternoon.
The Hoosiers are trailing 23-20 at the half vs. the Wildcats, who have lost nine consecutive games.
Indiana shot just 24.1 percent (6-of-28) from the floor in the first half. Only four Hoosiers players made a shot in the first half: Aljami Durham, Armaan Franklin, Trayce Jackson-Davis and Jordan Geronimo.
Another big problem for Indiana was their lack of success at the foul line. The Hoosiers made just two of eight attempts from the charity stripe, with four different players missing at least one free throw.
Northwestern didn’t exactly light up the box score, either. The Wildcats shot 30.9 percent from the floor 21.4 percent from 3-point land. Chase Audige and Ryan Young led the way with seven points each.
However, expectations are higher for the Hoosiers. Indiana is coming off a huge win vs. Iowa on Sunday. IU needs to take care of business today vs. Northwestern in order to remain on track toward qualifying for the NCAA Tournament.
Overall, Indiana is 2-9 in games that follow a top-25 win under coach Archie Miller.