Miami FL beat Indiana in NCAA

Miami Hurricanes beat Indiana Hoosiers by the final score of 85-69 in the final game of the second round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball.

In the first half of the game, the score was Indiana 35-40 Hurricanes. Trayce Jackson-Davis led the way for Indiana with 23 points and eight rebounds. And the 19 points were added by Jalen Hood-Schifino

By this Indiana is out from this session of NCAA Men’s Basketball 2023 with a record of 23-12.

Miami Hurricanes beat Indiana Hoosiers
Miami Hurricanes beat Indiana Hoosiers

Early Season Sucess of Indiana Then Fall

Indiana started their season with a good record of 7-0. That helps them to rank themselves in the top 10. They got notable wins over Xavier and North Carolina. But unfortunately Indiana’s starting guard Xavier Johnson got injuries and a season-ending broken foot. This makes the team suffer by proving to be a significant loss for the team. Johnson was their best perimeter defender, the fastest player, and an important contributor to the team’s overall intensity.

Team Struggles and Bouncing Back

Indiana experienced a slump in January. They dropped three straight Big Ten games. They drop to 10-6 overall match and drop to 1-4 in the Big Ten. However, they come back by winning five straight games, including victories against Wisconsin and No. 1 Purdue. Despite this, they wrapped up this season with a record of 5 victories and 5 defeats. Moreover, they reached the NCAA tournament’s Sweet 16.

Success Despite Challenges

Despite the challenges faced throughout the season, Indiana achieved its most wins since 2016 and its highest finish in the Big Ten since 2016. With the absence of their starting guard Xavier Johnson for the majority of the season the team couldn’t give their best. But also they managed significant success by finishing with a 20-11 record.

Challenges Ahead

The upcoming season poses a significant challenge for Indiana, as several key players, including Trayce Jackson-Davis and Race Thompson, have finished their college careers. The team will also have to deal with uncertainty due to the potential departure of players through the transfer portal. Coach Mike Woodson will have to make a new strategy for the team. They have to focus on highly-skilled and perimeter-oriented players.


Overall, despite the challenges faced throughout the season, Indiana’s basketball team demonstrated significant progress. The team faced multiple adversities, but still recorded notable victories and successes. Coach Woodson’s challenge now is to create a new team strategy and roster to take Indiana’s basketball program to the next level.

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