Durham, Jackson-Davis lead IN past No. 9 Penn State

Durham, Jackson-Davis lead IN past No. 9 Penn State

The Hoosiers (18-9, 8-8 Big Ten) won their second straight and picked up another statement win in their quest to return to the NCAA Tournament after a three-year absence.

Penn State (20-6) took a tough loss to IL at home on February 18 after an eight-game winning streak, but will now look to rebound from the game against Indiana.

Three-point goals - Penn State 8-28 (Frazier 2-5, Hagans 0-2, Marisa 2-8, McDaniel 3-6, Camden 1-6, Bembry 0-1), Iowa 10-28 (Doyle 1-2, Meyer 2-6, Sevillian 1-3, Warnock 1-4, Marshall 3-5, Martin 0-3, Meyer 1-3, Taiwo 1-2).

Penn State closed the deficit to 26-18 before the Hoosiers answered with 11 unanswered points to take a 37-18 lead.

Penn State rallied from down 19 points late in the first half by scoring 18 straight points at the end the first half and early in the second half.

Penn State is led by Lamar Stevens, who averages 17.5 points per game. Still, Stevens scored double-digits for the 40th consecutive game which is an incredible feat. IU is undefeated when he scores double-digit points and grabs double-digit rebounds.

"We had guys step up in different spots throughout the game and make tough hustle plays", Bulldogs midfielder Lucas Cotler said, per the Yale Daily News.

The Nittany Lions (20-6, 10-5 Big Ten) will have an opportunity to do precisely that when they visit IN (17-9, 7-8) on Sunday IN Bloomington, Ind. The Fighting Illini had a rate of 30.3 (below their season average of 36.5), while the Nittany Lions posted a mark of 23.7 (below their season average of 29.6).

The two teams were tied at the top of the Big Ten standings and Penn State needed wins, both for the conference and in the national ratings - and Penn State delivered. Regardless, they are now listed as a No. 4 seed in Joe Lunardi's Bracketology and are No. 9 in the polls. Of course, there's plenty of games left for movement in the bracketology but a loss to in wouldn't help.

Those were the key ingredients in a pivotal 15-2 in run that turned a 48-42 deficit into a 57-50 advantage for the Hoosiers.

IN secured a 68-56 win Wednesday night at Minnesota to improve to 17-9 overall and 7-8 in conference action. It's an early season game. Jackson-Davis absolutely dominated Minnesota in the win. IN has hit 70 points just once in their last six.

IN responded with a crucial 15-2 run capped by a De'Ron Davis layup to take a 57-50 lead with just over five minutes remaining. IN ranks 113th in blocks allowed per game (3.4). The Hoosiers shoot 45.2 percent from the field and snag 37.7 rebounds per game.

The formula for coming away victorious was very similar to the game plan against the Golden Gophers, which was to get the ball inside to Trayce Jackson-Davis and control the paint.

There's a lot of depth on this IN team. He also registered nine rebounds, two steals and two blocked shots.

IN entered the day with a very bubbly NCAA tournament résumé (58 NET, 5-7 vs Quad-1 opponents), in on some bracket projections, out on others.

"Lamar Stevens was great today, but he needs help", Chambers said afterward. There's a ton of pressure on IN to perform the rest of the way.

Nittany Lions are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Lions will play host to Rutgers on Wednesday (7 p.m., BTN) at the Jordan Center.

Hoosiers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above.600.

Penn State played its fifth straight game without sophomore guard and leading 3-point shooter Myreon Jones, who has been sidelined with an undisclosed illness.

Yale ended the Nittany Lions' 2019 season, besting them 21-17 in the national semifinals before falling to the Virginia Cavaliers 13-9 in the title game.

Once signed up for FuboTV, you can then watch a live stream of Yale vs Penn State on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other supported device via the FuboTV app.

The Nittany Lions were unbeaten on the weekend, with a tie on Friday, followed by a thrilling victory on Saturday.

Penn State will likely drop several spots in the rankings after losing to unranked IL at home on Tuesday night and now unranked Indiana. Total fouls - Penn State 13, Iowa 9.

Yale spoiled the atmosphere, beating Penn State yet again, winning 12-10. Jackson-Davis put together a solid line of 14 points and 7 rebounds but this line was nothing like the line he put up last time out against Minnesota.

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