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On Bloomington South’s senior night against Greencastle, standout guard and 2020 Indiana signee Anthony Leal wanted to stay in the game after picking up his second foul before the end of the first half.

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Time is running out. For Indiana to avoid missing the NCAA Tournament for a fourth straight season, the Hoosiers may need another road win or two to boost a sagging resume.

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After a statement win against Iowa, Indiana stumbled into its all-too-familiar road routine Sunday afternoon at Michigan.

While freshman forward Trayce Jackson-Davis has been Indiana’s most consistent player this season, senior guard Devonte Green has been the team’s most befuddling.

In a game Indiana needed to restore its NCAA Tournament hopes, the Hoosiers got back to their identity Thursday night, fighting for rebounds, clamping down on defense and getting to the free-throw line.

Many factors have played into Indiana’s current four-game losing streak, but a common thread has been the inability to value the basketball.

For most of Saturday afternoon, a crowd of 17,222 at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall was rocking, with the return of Bob Knight, Isiah Thomas and most of the rest of the 1980 Indiana men’s basketball team.

The chants began shortly after 79-year-old Bobby Knight first appeared out of the tunnel at halftime of Indiana’s game Saturday against rival Purdue.

Kaila Charles scored 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, Ashley Owusu scored 15 of her 19 points in the second half and No. 13 Maryland used a dominate third quarter to defeat No. 18 Indiana 79-69 on Thursday night.

On a seven-day break between games, Indiana’s goal is to get healthier before its showdown Saturday at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall against rival Purdue (2 p.m., ESPN2).

On a Friday night in January, with the stands half full in a home game against Hoosier Hills Conference rival Seymour, Bedford North Lawrence senior point guard Brayton Bailey sized up the defender in front of him.

Indiana was punched in the mouth early and did not do much punching back in a 68-59 loss to Ohio State on Saturday afternoon at Value City Arena.

BLOOMINGTON — Grace Berger scored a career-high 25 points on 10-of-13 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds and the No. 20 Indiana women beat Minnesota 65-52 on Monday night.

On a November night earlier this season, long after teammates left following a game, Indiana junior center Joey Brunk put in a late night session at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, taking post feed after post feed from student managers.

Junior guard Al Durham felt comfortable with the shot clock winding down and the ball in his hands Thursday night, wide open from beyond the 3-point line in a tie game down the stretch against No. 11 Michigan State.

LINCOLN, Neb. — Trayce Jackson-Davis had 18 points and 13 rebounds and Indiana opened up a 19 point lead early in the second half lead then survived an eight-minute field goal drought to down Nebraska 82-74 on Saturday.

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands — DiDi Richards scored 20 points and No. 2 Baylor weathered a challenge from No. 17 Indiana for a 77-62 victory Friday night at the Paradise Jam tournament.

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — Brenna Wise and Ali Patberg scored 16 points each, and No. 17 Indiana rallied to beat No. 5 South Carolina 71-57 Thursday night in the Paradise Jam tournament.

BLOOMINGTON — A second consecutive win to open the season didn’t come easily for Indiana because its defense fell far short of coach Archie Miller’s expectations.

Junior guard Al Durham was perfect from the floor, junior forward Justin Smith was turning steals into dunks and freshman guard Armaan Franklin played with the poise of a veteran.

LINCOLN, Neb. — Peyton Ramsey passed for a career-high 351 yards and two touchdowns, Whop Philyor caught 14 balls for 178 yards, and Indiana became bowl eligible with a 38-31 win over Nebraska on Saturday.

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — On a rare day when Michigan State's defense was struggling, Brian Lewerke and Darrell Stewart helped the Spartans prevail.

Jordan Kozicky and Eli Wilson each drove in two runs and Minnesota upset top-seeded Indiana 9-4 on Thursday, knocking the Hoosiers out of the Big Ten Tournament with back-to-back losses.

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