On the backs of a sizzling hand from Jalen Hood-Schifino (6-of-7 from deep) and a 15-0 run to shut it out, Indiana’s first-half offense helped the Hoosiers to a double-digit lead (16 factors) at halftime.
The Buckeyes by no means received nearer than 11 the remainder of the best way.
Whereas Hood-Schifino made some particular person performs for his 3-pointers — a pull-up in transition, a deep look within the pick-and-roll — together with him hitting from the nook on a baseline out-of-bounds play, his three different first-half makes got here as a consequence of Ohio State sending further consideration to each Jackson-Davis and Malik Reneau’s put up touches.
And as Jackson-Davis continues to steer Indiana’s break after he pulls down defensive boards, his playmaking abilities additionally got here up huge throughout Indiana’s 15-0 run to finish the half.
Saturday evening’s efficiency (1.32 factors per possession) indicated that Indiana’s offense has lastly arrived within the Jackson-Davis period. His dominance has all the time run the present. However the lefty’s improved passing and playmaking coupled with newfound off-ball motion and elite shotmaking round him makes IU lethal when it’s rolling.
We’ll check out the aforementioned three 3-pointers from Hood-Schifino as properly a Jackson-Davis help in the course of the 15-0 run within the newest version of Movie Session:
This possession begins with Jackson-Davis bringing the ball down the ground. He executes a dribble handoff right into a display screen for Miller Kopp on the left wing. Kopp is stopped on his drive, so he passes to Galloway up prime. Jackson-Davis then posts on the left low block, so Hood-Schifino tells Galloway to feed him the ball. Galloway does, then cuts via the paint, a transfer we’re persistently seeing Indiana’s perimeter gamers do after coming into the ball to Jackson-Davis.
Hood-Schifino then comes over to the left wing on the change. Isaac Likekele digs off Hood-Schifino all the way down to Jackson-Davis. It’s a easy move again out to Hood-Schifino and he knocks residence the 3-pointer.
Hood-Schifino is now hitting 47.2 % (17-of-36) from 3-point vary in convention play, which ranks fourth. With Ohio State opting to attempt to take away Jackson-Davis, it primarily left a 50 % 3-point shooter large open and he made them pay.
This time, we see Reneau taking part in the Jackson-Davis function as Indiana’s senior stole a bit of relaxation earlier than the under-8 timeout. Hood-Schifino enters the ball to Reneau on the proper low block and this time the dig comes from the highest of the important thing as an alternative of the wing with Roddy Gayle Jr. serving to off Tamar Bates.
So Reaeau makes the move out to Bates. With each Gayle Jr. and Brice Sensabaugh rotating out to Bates, he makes a smart choice. As a substitute of rising up and firing, he steps in on a drive down the center, additional drawing the protection to him. From there, he passes to Hood-Schifino on the proper wing, who bangs residence one other one.
Selfless play from Bates right here to move up a great shot for a greater one.
On our third and remaining Hood-Schifino 3-pointer, we see Jackson-Davis deliver the ball down the ground after a rebound. Due to this, Zed Secret is steps behind him in transition and finally ends up having to select up Hood-Schifino on protection as an alternative of sticking with Jackson-Davis. Key then finds himself drifting all the way down to the paint as Jackson-Davis makes a transfer within the put up, the gravitational pull of Indiana’s senior an excessive amount of to beat.
Jackson-Davis’ try is properly off the mark, however he’s in a position to seize the rebound on the opposite aspect of the ring. Key merely sticks within the lane as this occurs, permitting Hood-Schifino loads of daylight past the arc. Jackson-Davis makes the move to him and it’s an excessive amount of floor for Key to make as much as problem the shot. It’s one other triple that falls for Hood-Schifino.
There’s nothing set or deliberate right here from the Hoosiers. Simply Jackson-Davis going to work off a rebound, the protection following him and permitting house for Hood-Schifino to fireside.
On our final play, we once more see Jackson-Davis bringing the ball down the courtroom after a rebound. And the setup seems much like our first play from this Movie Session the place he handed off and screened for Kopp. Aside from this time round he’s on the proper wing and it’s Galloway within the Kopp function.
Anticipating this motion from the Hoosiers, Sensabaugh jumps the handoff, seeking to go over Jackson-Davis’ display screen.
However it doesn’t occur.
Galloway cuts backdoor as an alternative and Jackson-Davis throws the move. Galloway goes up and underneath for the troublesome rating throughout Indiana’s 15-0 run.
Excessive-level stuff from Jackson-Davis right here, working the counter with Galloway to perfection.
Filed to: Ohio State Buckeyes, Trayce Jackson-Davis