In today’s edition of Banner Morning:
• Trayce Jackson-Davis continues to impress
• Rob Phinisee return unknown
• Other IU athletics success
Welcome Hoosier fans to today’s edition of Banner Morning — your daily rundown of IU basketball news and notes.
I’m Dylan Wallace and let’s reflect on what’s happened since the last time we talked.
First we hope all the fans out there had an awesome Thanksgiving. We are thankful for all your support.
Speaking of thankful, Indiana must be thankful to be 7-0 through the month of November. Indiana joins Maryland, Michigan and Ohio State to be the only undefeated Big Ten teams at this point in the season.
But let’s look at some positives. Trayce Jackson-Davis continues to be a stud on the floor, finishing with a double-double in his last two games. He now has four double-doubles on the season.
Jackson-Davis’ season averages are now at 15.6 points per game, 9.6 rebounds per game and almost three blocks per game. So it’s been a very impressive start for the five-star from Center Grove.
Rob Phinisee has missed the last two games, and it’s unknown when the sophomore guard will return to the court. His injury still isn’t quite known, but Archie Miller said Phinisee is day-to-day and they hope to have him back. It’s just a matter of when for Indiana as the easy part of the schedule is now over.
On Tuesday, the Hoosiers will see Florida State at home for the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
The Seminoles are 7-1 on the season and just recently beat Purdue in overtime 63-60.
Speaking of beating Purdue in overtime, we’d like to congratulate coach Tom Allen and the Indiana football program on bringing the Old Oaken Bucket back to Bloomington after beating Purdue on the road on Saturday in double overtime, 44-41.
It’s Indiana’s first win against Purdue since 2016, and it gave them eight wins for the first time since 1993. The Hoosiers will find out their bowl game on December 8.
Another IU team that had a good weekend was the Indiana women’s basketball team. They went to the Virgin Islands to take part in the Paradise Jam classic where they went 2-1, defeating Washington State and No. 5 South Carolina. Indiana’s only loss was against No. 2 Baylor.
The women are ranked No. 17 in the nation, and will surely see that ranking rise later today.
Finally, the IU men’s soccer team’s season came to a close yesterday after losing in the third round of the NCAA Tournament to UC Santa Barbara. Indiana finished the season 15-3-4 with a couple of Big Ten Championships in the regular season and the conference tournament. So congrats to them on a successful 2019 run.
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We’ll be back tomorrow with a new edition of Banner Morning. Until then, keep your elbows in, your eyes on the rim, and go Hoosiers.