ALBANY, NY – Indiana defeated Kent State by a final score of 71-60 on Friday night in a Round of 64 NCAA Tournament at MVP Arena.
Indiana led at halftime 35-27. The Hoosiers were trailed in the game by Trayce Jackson-Davis with 24 points.
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THREE KEYS TO THE GAME (will be developed)
1. Race and Trayce dominate. Indiana’s veteran front court paved the way for IU. Race Thompson tied a season high with 20 points and added 9 rebounds, while Trayce Jackson-Davis led the way with 24 points and 11 rebounds.
2. The Hoosiers limit rotations. Kent State entered the game’s top 20 in the nation by forcing turnovers, but IU only had seven turnovers for the game.
3. Slow Carry and all others. Indiana’s strategy against Kent State’s leading scorer, Sincere Carry, was much like their strategy against Maryland’s Jahmir Young in the Big Ten tournament last week — and it yielded similar results. Carry had 15 points, but only shot 5 of 18. As a team, Kent State shot just 31.9%.
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