Hoosiers fall in Big Ten opener to Northwestern

Northwestern Indiana Basketball
Posted at 12:16 AM, Dec 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-24 00:32:56-05

BLOOMINGTON — The Hoosiers Big Ten opener turned into a disappointment Wednesday night at Assembly hall.

Chase Audige scored all of his 17 points in the second half to lead four Northwestern players in double figures and the Wildcats beat Indiana 74-67.

Armaan Franklin's 3-pointer about nine minutes into the second half gave Indiana its first lead since it was 7-6 and Race Thompson made two free throws to give the Hoosiers a 56-52 lead with 8:56 to play.

Audige answered with back-to-back baskets before Kopp and Buie sandwiched 3-pointers around a short jumper by Audige in a 12-0 run that made it 62-54 with 5:32 left and gave Northwestern the lead for good.

Trayce Jackson-Davis scored 22 points on 9-of-12 shooting and grabbed nine rebounds for Indiana.

Franklin added 16 points and Thomson scored 11.

The Hoosiers are 5-3 overall and 0-1 in Big Ten play.