National Basketball Association
Indiana 66, Wyoming 58
When: 9:10 PM ET, Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Where: University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio
Officials: # Roger Ayers, # Nate Harris, # Vladimir Voyard-Tadal
Attendance: 12522

Trayce Jackson-Davis scored 29 points and grabbed nine rebounds, lifting Indiana to a 66-58 win over Wyoming on Tuesday at the NCAA Tournament's First Four in Dayton, Ohio.

Jordan Geronimo added 15 points and seven rebounds off the bench for the Hoosiers. Indiana (21-13) grabs the 12th seed in the East Region and moves on to face fifth-seeded Saint Mary's on Thursday at Portland, Ore.

Hunter Maldonado led Wyoming (25-9) with 21 points but committed 10 of Wyoming's 19 turnovers. Graham Ike added 17 points, scoring 14 points in the second half.

Maldonado cut Indiana's lead to 60-54 on a four-point play with 1:30 left, but Jackson-Davis answered with an inside basket to put the Hoosiers up 62-54 with 1:04 remaining, From there, Indiana was able to close it out at the foul line, making four of its final five attempts.

Jackson-Davis has scored 20 or more points in four straight games. Indiana, making its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2016, won the game with defense, holding Wyoming to 43.5 percent shooting from the floor and scoring 17 points off turnovers.

Jackson-Davis scored 14 points in the first half, helping Indiana take a 30-25 lead into halftime. The Hoosiers flustered Wyoming into mistakes throughout the first half, netting 11 points off 13 Cowboys giveaways.

Indiana went up 13-8 early on a Geronimo putback dunk, but Wyoming answered with a 7-0 run, taking a 15-13 lead on an inside Maldonado basket.

Maldonado put Wyoming up 23-22 with another inside basket as Ike picked up his second foul at 5:39 mark and was forced to sit the rest of the half. Indiana responded with an 8-0 run, with Jackson-Davis scoring six of the baskets on a transition layup off a Wyoming turnover and three free throws.

Geronimo added another dunk off a Wyoming turnover to put Indiana up 30-23, but Wyoming cut the lead to 30-25 at halftime on a pair of Jeremiah Oden free throws with 1.9 seconds left in the half.

Indiana shot just 32.4 percent from the field in the first half and 1 of 8 from 3-point range. Wyoming stayed in the game by shooting 39.1 percent from the field and 44.4 percent (4 of 9) from 3-point range in the first half.

Overall, the Hoosiers made 41.9 of their field-goal attempts and just 2 of 13 (15.4 percent) from 3-point range. The Cowboys wound up 6 of 19 (31.6 percent) from long distance.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Indiana   Wyoming
Trayce Jackson-Davis 29 Scoring Hunter Maldonado 21
Xavier Johnson 7 Assists Hunter Maldonado 5
Trayce Jackson-Davis 9 Rebounds Drake Jeffries 10
Trayce Jackson-Davis 9 Free Throws Made Graham Ike 3
Race Thompson 2 Steals Hunter Maldonado 1
Trey Galloway 1 Blocks Jeremiah Oden 1
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Indiana 66 41.9 2-13 12-20 10 34 3 3 8
Wyoming 58 43.5 6-19 12-18 6 30 1 2 18