IU basketball: Indiana 74 Louisville 66 — Three keys, highlights, final stats

NEW YORK — Indiana defeated Louisville 74-66 at Madison Square Garden on Monday evening.

IU led at halftime 34-29.  The Hoosiers were led in the game by Xavier Johnson with 14 points.  Malik Reneau and Kel’el Ware each added 12.

Below are the three keys, highlights and final stats.  For Mike Woodson and the IU players postgame, GO HERE.

Indiana (4-1) will play Harvard in Indianapolis on Sunday.


1. Reneau stays in the game – Malik Reneau couldn’t stop fouling early in the game, but Louisville couldn’t stop him late.  Playing with four fouls in the final eight minutes, Reneau scored 10 points during that span and sparked an IU 19-4 rally to close the game.

2. Bench steps up – The Hoosiers bench scored 30 points on the night and helped IU overcome foul trouble along its frontcourt.  Anthony Walker had 11 points and seven rebounds in a reserve role to lead the way, and Payton Sparks added nine points.

3. Defensive adjustment – Indiana went to a three-quarter court press and fell back into a zone midway through the second half.  That helped slow the Louisville run.  The Cardinals only scored four points in the last 7:44 of the game, as they looked confused and resorted to passing the ball around the perimeter.




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