The Miami Hurricanes come into Sunday with 26 wins on the year following a seven point come from behind victory over Drake. Defensively Miami controlled the game allowing only 56 points including just 26 in the second half as Drake shot 40% from the floor and 29.2% from beyond the arc, while the Hurricanes forced 12 turnovers as well. Offensively Miami struggled to mentally making just 30.4% of their shots but knocked down six long balls and 23 free throws to score 63 points after a 38 point second half erased a five point halftime deficit.
Nijel Pack led the way for the Miami offense with 21 points on 15 shots and 35 minutes of action. Wooga Poplar added 15 points on ten shots and Norchad Omier scored a third best 12 points to go along with a team high 14 rebounds in 36 minutes of action. Miami star Isaiah Wong scored only five points after making just one of ten shots but added six rebounds and two assists in 35 minutes to help with the win.
The Indiana Hoosiers come into the second round Sunday with 23 wins on the year following a double digit victory against Kent State Friday night. Defensively Indiana controlled the game allowing just 60 points on 31.9% shooting and forced nine turnovers in 40 minutes as well. Offensively Indiana dominated scoring 71 points on 46.8% shooting and the Hoosiers made five long balls and pulled in 39 rebounds in the victory as well.
Trayce Jackson- Davis led the way for Indiana with 24 points and 11 rebounds on 10 of 17 shooting in the game. Race Thompson chipped in 20 points and nine rebounds on 11 shots, while Miller Kopp scored a third best 13 points on nine shots as the third Indiana player in double figures. The other two Indiana starters struggled combining to score only 10 points, while the Indiana bench only mustered four points in 40 minutes as well.