Opposite locker room: Miami of Ohio, worn down by Hoosiers’ physicality

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana — The Miami of Ohio Redhawks were ready to play No. 12 Indiana at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Sunday.

Miami coach Travis Steele felt his team had implemented the game plan early on, trailing just 21-20 with 7-46 in the first half and just six more with less than three minutes left at halftime. But with Indiana’s abundance of frontcourt depth — led by Trayce Jackson-Davis, Race Thompson, Malik Reneau and Jordan Geronimo — the Redhawks were overwhelmed with an 86-56 loss.

“Indiana is very physically impressive,” Steele said. “They’re going to be physically on defence, really physical. It’s Big Ten basketball. Her physicality has worn us down.”