Trayce Jackson-Davis scores 30 points, Indiana Hoosiers hold on to rare road win at Xavier in Gavitt Tipoff Classic

CINCINNATI, Ohio — Trayce Jackson-Davis has played enough college basketball to know there are some games where he just has to take over. He did so on Friday night, scoring 30 points as the No. 12 Hoosiers won a huge away game, beating Xavier 81-79 at the Gavitt Tipoff Games.

He impressed everyone including his manager, teammates and even Xavier manager Sean Miller. It was his seventh game to score 30 points or more of his Indiana career.

“Trayce Jackson-Davis is one of the best players in college basketball and he showed that tonight,” said Miller, the brother of former Indiana coach Archie Miller, who recruited Jackson-Davis to Indiana. “He’s so much better in post and playing with doubles teams and playing him with doubles teams is really difficult. He really hurt us and we gave up 50 points in the suit, which we don’t do.