Indiana Basketball destroys Miami (OH) behind Davis’ double-double

Indiana Basketball beats Miami of Ohio by a wide margin. Despite the huge talent gap, the Redhawks stayed longer than expected.

Indiana Basketball beat the Miami Ohio Redhawks 86-56. Trayce Jackson Davis led with 17 points and 16 rebounds. He shot from the ground very well, he shot 80 percent from the ground.

Miami Ohio was able to hold on early in the game as they went 8-6 into the first U16 timeout of the game. Indiana started out shooting poorly and was only able to score two points over the next four minutes.

After the U12 time out, Indiana got back together and had a stretch where they shot 5 of 6 off the floor. Miami Ohio was able to keep up as they were close to the U8 timeout.

The Hoosiers showed their dominance and didn’t look back as they went on a 15-3 run after the Under-8 timeout. They were up 43-26 at halftime and wouldn’t really look back in the second half.

Trayce Jackson Davis led the Hoosiers. In the limited minutes the All-American played, he had a double-double.

Jalen Hood-Schifino had 12 points on 41 percent shooting from the ground. Malik Reneau put on a solid performance with 10 points on 71 percent shooting from the ground.

Indiana kept no one hot in Miami-Ohio as only two players finished in double figures. Julian Lewis and Mekhi Lairy were the only two Redhawks to score in double digits.

Both end up with 12 points and not particularly good shooting. (Lewis shot 40 percent and Lairy shot 27 percent from the ground)

The Hoosiers looked tired. Considering they were close against Xavier on Friday, it’s somewhat fair that they looked sluggish in this one.

I really didn’t expect the Hoosiers to lose this one. Indiana is way better than Miami Ohio.

Still, not completely dominating this matchup is a bit disappointing. While the Hoosiers have the excuse of fatigue, this opponent is nowhere near their level of talent.

I expect Indiana will get through the rest of their schedule until they get to their prime-time matchup against North Carolina on the 30th.

Not being able to fully dominate Little Rock and Jackson State and get into the Carolina game would worry me a little for the Hoosiers.

Beating Caleb Love, Armando Bacot and company will be a challenge for the Hoosiers, looking good in this clash is key. This means they DESTROY their next two opponents.

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