Trayce Jackson-Davis scored 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Indiana scored 20 consecutive first-half points to pull away for good in the Hoosiers' 89-59 win over Tennessee Tech on Wednesday in the season opener for both teams. Trey Galloway added 13 points and Rob Phinisee scored 12 for Indiana. Jerome Hunter hit a 3-pointer to give Indiana the lead for good with 13:14 left in the first half.
Indiana is entering its fourth season under head coach Archie Miller on Wednesday against Tennessee Tech with high expectations. Indiana was on the brink of making the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2016 before the postseason was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Threats of games being postponed due to the pandemic still loom, but Indiana remains on track to start on time and continue a challenging non-conference schedule.