On Saturday afternoon, Indiana defeated South Dakota State in a game that can best be described as … meh. The Hoosiers lacked focus and felt lethargic at times, but strong individual performances by Justin Smith and Trayce Jackson-Davis allowed Indiana to overcome the lackluster overall team performance and complete November undefeated.
After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.
On the mics: Jerod and Andy
Among the topics discussed:
— How Trayce fought through defense designed to slow him down and deliver yet another stat-sheet-stuffing performance filled with highlight plays.
— How Justin Smith refused to simply take what SDSU’s defense was giving and impressed with his offense decision-making.
— The struggles of Indiana’s guards to get anything going toward the basket and to make good decisions with the basketball.
— What are we to make of Jerome Hunter after seven games?
— Why this game was a positive one for Damezi Anderson as he looks to solidify his bench role.
— How the issues present over the last 60 minutes of basketball will really hurt Indiana in upcoming matchups if they aren’t fixed.
We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.
(Music provided by Bob Thompson — die-hard Hoosier fan and longtime Assembly Call listener.)
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