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Trayce Jackson-Davis fuels Indiana past Michigan State

Jan 22, 2023; Bloomington, Indiana, USA; Indiana Hoosiers forward Trayce Jackson-Davis (23) shoots the ball while Michigan State Spartans center Mady Sissoko (22) defends in the first half at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Trayce Jackson-Davis had 31 points and 15 rebounds as Indiana won its third consecutive Big Ten game by defeating Michigan State 82-69 on Sunday at Bloomington, Ind.

Jackson-Davis also contributed five blocks and four assists for Indiana (13-6, 4-4).

Tamar Bates supplied 17 points, including five 3-pointers, while Trey Galloway had 17 points and three assists for the Hoosiers.

Joey Hauser led Michigan State (13-7, 5-4) with 22 points and six rebounds. Jaden Akins had 15 points, A.J. Hoggard added 11 and Jaxon Kohler chipped in nine points with six rebounds.

Indiana’s reserves played a big role as they outscored Michigan State’s bench 25-9.

The Spartans were limited to six assists on 23 made baskets. Indiana also had a 34-26 advantage in points in the paint and knocked down nine 3-pointers, compared to four by the Spartans.

Indiana scored 11 points off seven Michigan State turnovers in the first half while gaining a 37-32 halftime advantage.

Hauser scored 11 points in the first six minutes as the Spartans grabbed a nine-point lead. After Walker gave Michigan State a 25-16 lead with a layup, Indiana reeled off 10 unanswered points, including four from Jackson-Davis.

Kohler made two consecutive baskets for a 29-26 Spartans advantage but the Hoosiers finished the half with a 11-3 run. Bates made a pair of 3-pointers and Jackson-Davis had a three-point play during that stretch.

A 7-0 spurt early in the second half allowed Michigan State to temporarily regain the lead at 44-42. Akins scored the last four of those points.

Over the next few minutes, the teams traded baskets as neither side led by more than three points. Bates then made another 3-pointer with 12 minutes left to give the Hoosiers a 57-51 lead. Galloway followed with a layup.

A putback by Jackson-Davis gave Indiana a 64-55 with seven minutes remaining. Bates then provided a 12-point lead with a 3-pointer.

Jackson-Davis’ three-point play with 5:17 remaining made it 72-57.

The Spartans were unable to get the deficit below double digits the rest of the way.

–Field Level Media

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