BLOOMINGTON, Indiana — It’s Indiana and Michigan State on Sunday in a massive Big Ten game being shown across the country on CBS. Welcome to our live blog where we keep you up to date with all the news and opinion on the game live from the press series, with highlights and opinions.
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1:56pm – Jalen Hood Schifino is back in the game which is a good sign. He took that fall earlier and only played five minutes in the second half. Indiana leads 76-62.
1:52 p.m. – We now come to the final media timeout and Indiana leads 72-60 with 3:39 to go. Trayce Jackson-Davis will get in line when we get back. He has 23 points, 15 rebounds and four blocked shots. Another fabulous game. Michigan State just 4-for-12 of three.
1:48 p.m. – Jordan Geronimo fouls at the 5:01 mark and Race Thompson, who only played three minutes in the first half, comes back. Indiana leads 72-59.
1:42 p.m. – Tamar Bates misses Trayce Jackson-Davis wide of the post, then makes a miss that bounces back to him. So he heaves up a 25 foot machine and she goes inside. Exactly how they drew it. It’s 67-55 Indiana now with 6:16 to go.
1:39 – We’re at the U8 timeout and Indiana leads 62-55 with 7:47 to go. Trayce Jackson-Davis will get in line when we get back. He’s 6-to-7 from the line today, and the Hoosiers as a team are 14-to-16, a great 87.5 percentage.
1:36 p.m. – Trayce Jackson-Davis is fouled on a drive and takes one of two free throws. Indiana leads 62-53.
1:28 p.m. — Indiana is 13-for-14 from the free throw line today. That’s huge. Tamar Bates hits another three – that’s four for the day – and Indiana takes a 57-51 lead with 11:56 to go. Hoosiers are 8-for-14 out of three.
1:20 p.m. – Great inbounds play under the Indiana basket. Trey Galloway takes it to Trayce Jackson-Davis, who quickly takes it back to Galloway, who gets fouled. He does them both and Indiana leads 47-44.
1:19 p.m. – We hit the first media timeout of the second half at 2:52 p.m. and Indiana leads 45-44. The Hoosiers regain the lead with another three-pointer from Trey Galloway. This is his third of the game.
1:14 p.m. – Jalen Hood-Schifino falls heavily and is slow to get up. He stays in the game but doesn’t move very well. Resigns and concedes easily and Michigan State ties the game at 42-42 with 16:06 to go.
NOTES: Michigan State only 2-for-9 of three. Trayce Jackson-Davis has 13 points despite the slow start. Indiana 4-for-10 of three, with two each from Trey Galloway (early) and Tamar Bates (late). Indiana leads 37-32. Let’s go.
HALFTIME: Great comeback for Indiana, and the Hoosiers go into the break with a 37-32 lead. Outscored Michigan State 21-7 in the last 7:43 of the half.
12:50 p.m. – Tamar Bates hits a long three right in front of the Michigan State bench and then stares at it. Spartans throw away the inbounds. Hoosiers go in on Jackson-Davis and he duns and was fouled. the free throw and Indiana leads 37-29 in the last minute of the first half.
12:45 p.m. – Two quick blocks away from Trayce Jackson-Davis, and now he’s just three away from tying Jeffrey Newton as the school’s all-time best shot blocker.
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12:40 – Michigan State’s Newman Big Jaxon Kohler hits a pair of shots over Trayce Jackson-Davis but Tamar Bates has a three on the other end and we’re back to 29-29. Reach the under-4 timeout with 3:23 left.
12:36 p.m. – Indiana takes the lead with two free throws from Tamar Bates. A really nice comeback. Indiana leads 26-25 and the convention hall is roaring.
12:31 p.m. – Malik Reneau has a nice game for Indiana. He already has four points and three rebounds and then falls in a nice pass to Trayce Jackson-Davis for a goal. Hoosiers is right back at 25-22, and Tom Izzo calls a timeout at the 6:12 mark.
12:28 – Indiana is defending the three much better today, a key to today’s game for me. Michigan State is only 2-for-8 of three.
12:24 – Malik Reneau scores inside for Indiana and then Trayce Jackson-Davis gets his first basket. It’s now 17-12 that Michigan State leads.
12:21 p.m. – Michigan State leads Indiana 17-8 at the U12 media timeout. Hoosiers look decent, but nothing stands out. Aside from Trey Galloway’s two three-pointers, they’re just 1-11 off the field.
12:19 – Tough start for Trayce Jackson-Davis. He’s 0-for-4 that far off the field. Gets a breather from Malik Reneau in the 7th minute. However, he is right back at the last minute than a minute later.
12:15 p.m. – Race Thompson checks in the game for Indiana and gets a standing ovation from the IU crowd. He has been out since January 5 due to a knee injury.
12:12 p.m. – Jordan Geronimo is having a tough time guarding Joey Hauser. He just blows right past him, and then Geronimo traveled the other end.
12:10pm – Tensions are high for a safe start to this game. At 4:16 p.m. we already had a cloud of dust, with a lot of things being pushed and pushed. The referees quickly break it off and go to the monitor. Miller Kopp is called for a flagrant 1.
12:07 p.m. – Two early three-pointers by Indiana guard Trey Galloway. This will be a must today. Indiana’s three-point game has to be spot on.
12:05pm – Today’s officials are Larry Scirotto, Earl Walton and Brian Dorsey.
11:50 a.m. – Even starters for Indiana for the fourth straight game. It’s Trayce Jackson-Davis and Jordan Geronimo in front and Miller Kopp, Trey Galloway and Jalen Hood-Schifino on the margins.
Starters against MSU.
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11:45 a.m. – Indiana’s senior forward Race Thompson is dressed and ready to go. Lets see what happens.
- HOW TO GET INDIANA VS. MICHIGAN STATE: Indiana Basketball (12-6, 3-4) hosts the Michigan State Spartans (13-6, 5-3) Sunday at 12:00 p.m. ET at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana. Here’s how to watch with game time and TV info, three leading storylines, the latest on scoring, the coaching matchup, series history, and more. CLICK HERE
- MICHIGAN STATE PREPARATION FOR JACKSON-DAVIS: After just 19 games into the season, Michigan State is up against a number of the country’s best big men, including Purdue’s Zach Edey, Kentucky’s Oscar Tshiebwe, Gonzaga’s Drew Timme and more. Next up is Trayce Jackson-Davis when Michigan State travels to Indiana on Sunday, a player Tom Izzo said had “sick athleticism.” CLICK HERE
- OPENING LINE: Indiana has won back-to-back games thanks to some monster performances from senior forward Trayce Jackson-Davis, and the Hoosiers are back home Sunday for a huge Big Ten game against Michigan State. Here’s the latest on point distribution, as well as an in-depth history of both teams versus distribution this season. CLICK HERE