Jackson-Davis earns Big Ten Player of the Week honors

Indiana sophomore forward Trayce Jackson-Davis was named Big Ten Player of the Week on Monday, the first such honor of his career.

The Center Grove product is coming off a career-high 31 points against Stanford in the third-place game of the Maui Invitational, where he averaged 20 points and 5.7 rebounds en route to a spot on the All-Tournament team as the Hoosiers went 2-1.

Jackson-Davis was a five-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week a year ago and becomes the first Hoosier to earn Big Ten Player of the Week honors since Juwan Morgan on March 11, 2019.

IU returns to the court on Wednesday night at No. 20 Florida State in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The game time has been changed for that contest from 9:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. as a result of the Wisconsin-Louisville game being canceled due to COVID issues. It will air on ESPN.

In the polls

Despite a strong showing in the Maui Invitational, where the only loss came to now-No. 13 Texas, the Indiana men’s basketball team remains unranked. The Hoosiers did receive 40 votes in the Associated Press poll, leaving them just four spots outside the Top 25.

On the women’s side, Indiana slipped two spots to No. 15 after losing at now-No. 9 Kentucky on Sunday. The Hoosiers have now extended their school record to 22 consecutive weeks in the Top 25.

Game time

The IU women also announced two more game times on Monday. The Hoosiers will tip off against Butler Sunday at 5 p.m. in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. It will be the back half of a split doubleheader with the IU men hosting North Alabama at noon.

The women will also tip off their Big Ten opener against Nebraska on Dec. 20 at 4 p.m. in the Hall.

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    1. Steve. Pretty much what was evident in game and what was commented in the Ladies blog after game. Basically, Monday is day off feeling sorry for themselves and Tuesday back to work. Lot of watching film (sounded like on way back to Bloomington and Monday morning). Moren noted poor shooting and ft shooting. Also Patberg and guards have go get it to other players inside when shots aren’t falling plus manufacturer ways to score and aggressively drive to get to ft line though they were cold at ft line as well. Missed shots, defense breakdowns, and fouling. T. Moren said the loss was her fault as well for not coaching better. All to be addressed. She specifically thinks J Penn has worked hard and is near 100%. Also T. Moren talked about the challenges it is as far what they have been doing each day and travel on road though they are blessed to be playing. Examples: wiping things down in hotel rooms, taking two travel busses to Lex KY, testing for Covid every morning at 7:00pm. T. Moren stated she has a good team and has a lot of confidence in them. They are going to go to work, have a long way to go and they will be much better.

  1. Excellent report on Coach Moren’s comments t.
    I was impressed with what she had to say, and was glad Teri admitted she could have coached better.
    Onward and upward!
    Go IU!

    1. Looking more and more doubtful after PU cancelled practice today. If UM cancels with OSU, I say rematch.

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