IU Loses Heartbreaker at #8 Wisconsin

IU Loses Heartbreaker at #8 Wisconsin

MADISON, Wi (WAVE) - Madison continues to be a house of horrors for Indiana basketball as they fall 80-73 in double overtime. “We gave ourselves a gas chance to win,” head coach, Archie Miller said.

 IU (7-5 overall, 2-3 in the Big Ten) had lost 17 straight games at the Kohl Center coming into the game. The Hoosiers found themselves down 23-11 late in the first half, but Al Durham and freshman, Anthony Leal knocked down three straight three pointers to cut the deficit to 29-24 at the half.

In the second half, sophomore big man, Trayce Jackson-Davis took over for Indiana. At one point, he scored eight straight Hoosier points. He led everybody with 23 points and 12 rebounds. IU took a 61-59 lead with :41 remaining after a thunderous slam by Jerome Hunter, but Badgers guard D’Mitrik Trice tied the game with a jumper in the lane to force overtime.

In the overtime frame, the Hoosiers again led by two late, but Trice stepped up once again, knocking down another jumper to force double overtime tied at 69. He led the Badgers with 21. In the second OT, Wisconsin’s Tyler Wahl, who had been struggling from the perimeter all season, drained two three pointers to put the Hoosiers away. The loss was Indiana’s 18th straight loss in Madison. Their last win coming in 1998.

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