No. 13 (USA TODAY) Indiana Basketball visits Xavier on Friday November 18, 2022.
3 reasons why IU beats Xavier:Trayce Jackson-Davis Stars, Hoosiers Pass Road Test
Finals: Indiana 81, Xavier 79
Trayce Jackson-Davis has 30 points, Xavier Johnson 23 and Malik Reneau 12. IU shoots 51.7% from the field but only 4 out of 12 3-pointers. The Hoosiers (4-0) play Miami, Ohio on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. in Indianapolis.
Five Xavier players reach double digits, with Zach Freemantle and Souley Boum each scoring 15 points.
Adam Kunkel misses a driver’s launcher in the final seconds.
Malik Reneau missed 2 free throws by 12.9 seconds.
Xavier steals a pass from Trayce Jackson-Davis but Souley Boum falls down while dribbling, the Hoosiers tie the ball and gain possession with 24 seconds left.
Souley Boums 3 over TJD with 56 seconds left makes it 80-79.
1:10 left 2H: Indiana 80, Xavier 76
Colby Jones fouled by Xavier with 1:50 left. He had 13 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocked shots.
Xavier Johnson throws a miss, then commits a foul while Colby Jones scores, and follows with the free throw with 1:51 rebounds.
2:10 left 2H: Indiana 78, Xavier 72
Trayce Jackson-Davis has 30 points, 6 rebounds, 3 blocks. Xavier Johnson has 22 points, 6 rebounds. Malik Reneau has 12 points, 6 rebounds.
5:06 left 2H: Indiana 71, Xavier 66
Xavier Johnson has 4 points in a row, 2 free throws and a steal for a layup. Johnson has 22 points to help Trayce Jackson-Davis’ 28. Rest of the team: 21.
Malik Reneau’s free throws with 6:19 left give IU a 67-66 advantage.
Xavier Johnson’s 3 gives IU a brief lead, but an alley-oop on Zach Freemantle puts Xavier back in front.
7:07 left 2H: Indiana 62, Xavier 62
Xavier goes to the free-throw line for 2 shots. Zach Freemantle’s hook gives Xavier a 62-60 with 7:42 remaining and TJD’s putback ties it.
8:57 left 2H: Indiana 60, Xavier 60
The Musketeers are also in the bonus. IU is 2 of 4 on free throws since he got into the bonus earlier in the half.
Adam Kunkel’s 3 jumps in left at 9:30 and ties it at 60.
Jack Nunge’s basket equals at 57 with 11 minutes to go but Trayce Jackson-Davis reacts to give IU the lead again.
11:33 left 2H: Indiana 57, Xavier 53
Trayce Jackson-Davis has 23 points.
Swap 2 for 5: Malik Reneau gets a technical foul after a goal. Judges are putting a lot of emphasis on taunting this season. He had given IU a 54-46 lead. Free throws and an Adam Kunkel 3 reduced the lead to 54-51.
The Hoosiers are on the bonus after Xavier’s 6th foul of the half at 15:15. IU has 1 foul.
15:54 left 2H: Indiana 46, Xavier 44
It’s all Trayce Jackson-Davis (19 points) and Xavier Johnson (15 points, 5 rebounds) for the Hoosiers.
Colby Jones drives and scores against Trayce Jackson-Davis with 17:30 left making it 42-all.
Xavier Johnson drives and scores with a left-handed layup. The Hoosiers lead 42-40. Most recently they led 4:3.
Race Thompson’s dunk on IU’s first possession of the half takes it to 40.
Halftime: Xavier 40, Indiana 38
Trayce Jackson-Davis has 17 points, 3 rebounds and 2 blocked shots. Xavier Johnson has 11 points. They’re an 11-of-12 combo shooting, but IU stays under 50% overall and 2-of-7 on 3-pointers.
TJD missed a potential free throw in the final minute of halftime.
Zach Freemantle has 9 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists and Souley Boum has 9 points for Xavier. Jack Nunge has 8 points and 5 rebounds.
Swap 3 for 4: Xavier Johnson hits a 3 in front of Xavier bench to reduce IU’s deficit to 33-32, turns around to say something and gets a technical foul. The Musketeers hit both free throws and scored on the ensuing possession to make it 37-32.
3:53 left 1H: Xavier 33, Indiana 27
Trayce Jackson-Davis hits and blocks a shot. TJD and Xavier Johnson are a combined 9-of-9 from the field. The rest of IE: 3 out of 19.
4:56 left 1H: Xavier 31, Indiana 25
Xavier’s Zach Freemantle, Jack Nunge and Souley Boum each have 7 points. Trayce Jackson-Davis has 10 and Xavier Johnson has 8 for IU. The Musketeers have 4 3-pointers, IU 0.
Souley Boum records his second foul at 9:03 before Xavier Johnson’s three-point game.
Xavier leads 22-13 with 9:14 left after Jack Nunge’s three-point game preceded by Adam Kunkel’s 3.
11:33 left 1H: IU is 0-of-4 to 3-hands
Xavier leads Indiana 16-12 led by Souley Boum’s 7 points and 3 rebounds. Trayce Jackson-Davis has 8 for IU.
Xavier Johnson gives the Hoosiers their first non-TJD points on a layup with 13:47 left.
TJD has all 6 IU points after a reverse layup. The rest of the Hoosiers shoot 0 of 7.
15:46 left 1H: Xavier 5, Indiana 4
Colby Jones’ lay-up gives Xavier a 5-4 lead. Xavier goes the first 2:47 without a goal before Souley Boum hits a 3.
Trayce Jackson-Davis grabs the first two baskets of the game thanks to an assist from Race Thompson and a fast break putback.
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