Strong First Half: Men’s Basketball Past Indiana

Strong First Half: Men’s Basketball Past Indiana

The Merrimack College men's ball group contended energetically and were down just six focuses heading into halftime. The Warriors were driven by enormous man Jordan Minor who had a group high 13 focuses. Minor likewise had a group high four bounce back. Ziggy Reid scored 11 focuses subsequent to thumping down three threes. Malik Edmead likewise scored 11 focuses off the seat for the Warriors. Score: Merrimack 49, Indiana 81

Merrimack vs Indiana Basketball Game Preview  12/12/2021

Threes by Reid and Jordan McKoy gave the Warriors a quick 6-4 lead right out of the gate. Another three by Reid gave Merrimack a three-point lead four minutes into the game. Indiana hung tough tying the game up at nine. Two Minor free throws gave the Warriors a two-point advantage. The Hoosiers then went on an 8-0 run to go up six.

A free throw by Minor stopped the scoring drought. Indiana followed up with another six-point run to increase their lead to 11. A three by Edmead cut the lead to eight with under 10 minutes to play. Reid knocked down his third and final three of the game to cut the Hoosier lead to five.

Edmead followed up with a three of his own to make it a one possession game. With three minutes to play until halftime, Indiana had an eight-point advantage. Minor knocked down a jumper to make the lead six. The Warriors ended the half on a mini four-point run capped off with a tip in layup by Minor as time expired. Merrimack went into halftime down six.

The Hoosiers opened the second half on a five-point run to go up 11. A corner three by Minor got the deficit back down to eight. After an Indiana bucket, Edmead knocked down another three to keep the Hoosier lead at eight. Indiana then scored 13 unanswered points to increase their lead to 21.

McKoy found the bottom of the net with his second three of the game to make it 18. Mykel Derring hit back-to-back threes to put Merrimack down 16 with just under 10 minutes to play. Indiana then scored 14 straight points to go up 30 and all but put the Warriors away for the afternoon.