The Minute After: Miami (OH) – Inside the Hall

Thoughts on an 86-56 win in opposition to the Redhawks:

After Friday evening’s win in opposition to Xavier, the predictable hangover got here instantly on this one.

Without the dimension, energy or expertise to match up with Indiana, Travis Steele and the Redhawks packed the paint to attempt to take away Indiana’s dominance inside. It left the Hoosiers with huge-open appears from the perimeter. Xavier Johnson hit two lengthy 2s early, however Indiana’s capturing went chilly. And with it not needing a ton of ball motion or work to get these open photographs, the offense appeared flat and stagnant with every miss.

Indiana solely mustered an 11-10 benefit practically midway via the first half (11:16). So how’d the Hoosiers bust out of this one, lastly get some momentum and assert themselves? They turned protection into offense and used their rising transition sport to overpower the Redhawks. All these scores got here both off Miami turnovers or in transition to shut out the first half: Jalen Hood-Schifino’s pull-up 3-pointer, Malik Reneau’s bucket close to the basket, Tamar Bates’ alley-oop end, Trayce Jackson-Davis’ lay -up and-1 and Miller Kopp’s nook 3-pointer.

Beyond that, Jackson-Davis additionally continued to play his hyper-environment friendly, no-nonsense, man-amongst-boys sport, scoring 13 factors on 5-of-6 capturing and selecting up 10 rebounds in the first half alone.

Add all of it up and after the gradual begin, Indiana opened up a 43-26 lead at the break and by no means appeared again.

Hood-Schfino shot simply 1-of-9 in opposition to the Musketeers on Friday evening and missed his first three photographs tonight. But he began to search out his rhythm as this one wore on, ultimately making 5 of his subsequent 9 photographs to complete the contest 5-of-12 for 12 factors. He was Indiana’s second-main scorer after Jackson-Davis (17). Kopp hit 2-of-5 from deep. He additionally confirmed that he might counter the protection closing out on him, making a bucket driving to the rim after a shot faux. He completed with 10 factors.

Xavier Johnson’s numbers will not wow you (seven factors, 5 rebounds, 4 assists), however he had only one turnover in 25 minutes tonight and performed in management. Reneau continues to make the case for being a giant a part of the rotation. Beyond scoring 10 factors on 5-of-7 capturing, Reneau had some good passes tonight — in each the halfcourt and main it in transition — and racked up three assists. CJ Gunn performed arduous on protection and got here away with two steals for his efforts. He chipped in 5 factors on 2-of-7 capturing exhibiting confidence in his shot, even when it did not fall.

Jordan Geronimo had an insane 5 blocks in 19 minutes of motion. He was a part of why the Hoosiers held the Redhawks to simply .79 factors per possession.

While the competitors will not push Indiana the remainder of the week, the schedule does not let up. Indiana takes on Little Rock on Wednesday with a fast turnaround vs. Jackson State on Friday. Expect extra of the similar in these, particularly with them being sandwiched round Thanksgiving Day. Indiana might be the clear and overwhelming favourite, however the play will not all the time be high-notch.

“It’s arrange like taking part in in the match, which I feel is sweet for us,” Mike Woodson stated submit-sport about Indiana’s stretch of 4 video games in eight days.

That fourth sport might be in opposition to the Tar Heels on Nov. 30, the subsequent actual check for these Hoosiers.

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