Indiana 78, Kentucky 65 (Final)

Indiana Mr. Basketball Jordan Hulls strips Kentucky Mr. Basketball Jon Hood.
Indiana Mr. Basketball Jordan Hulls strips Kentucky Mr. Basketball Jon Hood.

Boys’ box score

Girls’ box score

Quick stats

  • Jordan Hulls: 0-f0r-7 (0-for-4 from 3), 2-for-2 from the line, 2 points, 3 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals in team-high 26 minutes
  • Derek Elston: 1-for-2, 4-for-4 from the line, 2 rebounds, 6 points, 1 assist, 1 steal in 15 minutes
  • MVP Errick Peck: 7-for-11 (0-for-1 from 3) 2-for-3 from the line, 12 rebounds, 16 points, 3 blocks
  • Jon Hood (Kentucky Mr. Basketball, bound for UK): 9-for-16 (2-for-5 from 3), 0-for-0 from the line, 5 rebounds, 20 points, two blocks

Peck, a 6-foot-7 forward who will play for Cornell, was really effective against Kentucky’s efforts to double-down in the post. Indiana couldn’t use its big big men — Elston, Bade and Van Treese combined to play 38 minutes — because of the pressure Kentucky put on using smaller, quicker players (Kentucky’s tallest player was 6-foot-7, and only two other players were 6-5 or taller).

So the home team countered by using two 6-foot-5 guards — Colt Ryan and D.J. Byrd — and rambuctious 6-foot-3 small forward Matt Kenney to control the game.

One comment

  1. I look forward to following Peck’s collegiate career. My daughter is also a student-athlete at Cornell. Believe me when I tell you, the student part comes first.

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