MADISON, Wis. – It's been since 1998 that Indiana has won a basketball game here at the Kohl Center, but the Hoosiers are going to give it another shot here on Thursday night against Wisconsin.
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FINAL: Wisconsin 80, Indiana 73 in double overtime. That's a tough loss. STORY and COLUMN TO COME
- HERE'S THE GAME STORY, CLICK HERE
DOUBLE OVERTIME — Reuvers hits two free throws on a box-out foul on Anthony Leal. Trayce Jackson-Davis fouled on the other end, makes the first, misses the second. tyler Wahl hits a three in the corner to make it 74-70 and then hits another one to blow it open 77-70. Those are his first two three-point attempts of the game. Leal misses a three. Trice scores on a drive over Jackson-Davis 79-70. Durham misses a three.
OVERTIME – Starts with an Anthony Leal three-pointer and then a rebound on the other end. Indiana 64-61. Brad Davison answers on the other end with a three to tie it. Al Durham misses a forced three. Phinisee open three, but misses. Trayce blocks Davison shot on a drive. Great defensive stop by Leal after that. Durham assist in the lane to Hunter. 66-64. Hunter missed three. Trice hits three on other end and Wisconsin leads 67-66. Durham misses in the lane, but Jackson-Davis forces a jump ball, Indiana ball with 32.9 to go.
Another great assist by Jackson-Davis, who hands off to Durham in the lane and he scores with 23.9 to go, and he is fouled. Wisconsin calls timeout. Indiana leads 68-67 with a free throw to come. Free throw good. Indiana will need a better answer for D'Mitrik Trice on the other end. He's been scorching hot. And Trice scores again, on a fadeaway over Jackson-Davis from 14 feet. Game tied again at 69-69. Indiana ball with 7.7 to go.
Bad last possession for Indiana, which ends with Al Durham dribbling into a jump ball. Wisconsin misses at the buzzer and we got to the second overtime.
9:05 – Trayce Jackson-Davis drives to the basket with a spin move, but the shot doesn't go. OVERTIME. Tied at 61.
9:01 – Trice makes two free throws to tie it at 1:03. Another great assist from TJD to Hunter for a dunk on the other end. Indiana leads 61-59 with 37.8 seconds to go. Wisconsin calls timeout. Trice scores on a runner. Got a big man on him after a pick, and drove past Race Thompson for the floater. Tied at 61-all with 16.8 to go. Indiana calls timeout.
8:58 – Back-to-back baskets by Wisconsin puts them ahead 57-56. Trayce gets a good look inside but the ball rolls off the rim. Indiana forces a jump ball and gets the alternate possession. 1:42 to go, Huge Rob Phinisee three-pointer there.
8:50 – Back to back turnovers for Indiana. That's 11 now. But we go to the final media timeout with Indiana leading 56-53 with 3:56 to go. Need a clean finish.
8:43 – This sure has the feel of Monday night's win over Maryland. The Hoosiers, once trailing by 12, now lead by four with 6:38 to go. A disgusted Greg Gard has to call timeout after another easy basket inside by Trayce Jackson-Davis.
8:36 – Trayce is really having his way with Wisconsin's big men right now. He just flew down the lane untouched and scored on a dunk, and then made the free throw too. And then he made a great pass out of a double team to Jerome Hunter, who made a three to give Indiana is first lead of the second half at 50-48. Media timeout at 7:46 with Indiana up by two.
8:25 – Jerome Hunter just picked up his fourth foul with 13:50 to go. Trayce Jackson-Davis continuing to make good decisions with the ball. He scores to make it 44-41, now at the second media timeout. He's got 14 points right now.
8:20 p.m. – Indiana's guards are getting into the lane. Al Durham had an and-one and Rob Phinisee hit a little floater, too. Indiana down four, 37-33, at the first media timeout.
HALFTIME – Anthony Leal hits a big three-pointer from the right side, gets Indiana back to 29-21. Then with the shot clock running down, he hoists up another one and hits that too. 29-24. Is that the switch finally coming on for the Bloomington freshman? At the break, it's only a five-point deficit. That flurry helped the numbers. They're 10-for-25 from the field now (40%) and 4-for-9 from deep.
7:47 p.m. – On Monday night, Indiana only had 25 points in the first 25 minutes of the game. It's just as bad here, 16-plus minutes gone, Indiana has just 15 points. Pathetic offensive display. They're just 7-for-19 from the field and 1-for-5 from three-point range, along with those seven turnovers. It's Wisconsin 25-15 with 3:43 to go.
7:40 p.m. – Archie Miller taking a risk here. He's putting Race Thompson back in with 8:28 to go, He's got two fouls, and needs to be careful. Wisconsin hits another three and now the run is up to 12-0. Lots of wasted possessions on the other end, and several poor decisions from freshman point guard Khristian Lander, who continues to really struggle. Timeout with 7:45 to go, and Wisconsin leads 21-11.
7:30 p.m. Trayce Jackson-Davis understood the importance of getting off to a good start tonight, and he's been very aggressive in looking for his shot. He's 3-for-4 from the field so far, and with Jerome Hunter's three-pointer, Indiana leads 11-9 at the second media timeout. Nice job of weathering the storm after that ugly 5-0 start. Six turnovers already, though. Far too many.
7:24 p.m. – Anthony Leal enters the game for the Hoosiers at the 14:24 mark. With Franklin out, he needs to step up. He says he's ready when he met with the media on Wednesday. Here's our story if you didn't see it. CLICK HERE
7:17 p.m. – Race Thompson just picked up his second foul at the 16:39 mark and he heads to the bench. With no frontcourt depth, that's going to be a real problem. Jerome Hunter in, needs to hold his own on the boards. Sloppy start both ways. Each team with three turnovers.
7:10 p.m. – Two possessions and two turnovers for the Hoosiers to start. Rob Phinisee and Trayce Jackson-Davis the culprits. Four possessions now, and still haven't hit the rim.
7 p.m. – I don't normally make too big a deal out of the first four minutes of games, but I think it's critical for Indiana to get off to a good start tonight. They gut buried here a year ago 19-4 out of the gates and never recovered.
6:50 p.m. – Armaan Franklin is here, but he's in street clothes. Ankle is too sore to go, and it must be killing him to miss this game. They could really use him as the team's second-leading scorer and best defender. Indiana plays again on Sunday at Nebraska, then is back home on Thursday to play Purdue. If I had to guess, they'll keep him out until the Purdue game. Al Durham sprained an ankle during the Maui Invitational and missed one game.
6:45 p..m. – With Armaan Franklin out with an ankle injury, junior guard Rob Phinisee is back in the starting lineup. He'll join Trayce Jackson-Davis, Race Thompson, Al Durham and Trey Galloway in the starting blocks.
Here are Wisconsin's starters:
6:30 p.m. ET – I told you this morning that Indiana was a 7.5-point underdog against Wisconsin, but there's been a lot of money bet on the Badgers today, and now Indiana is a 9.5-point underdog, according to the Draftkings.com website.