Rutgers owns No. 10 Indiana in upset win: ‘Who’s Your Daddy’

Rutgers owns No. 10 Indiana in upset win: ‘Who’s Your Daddy’

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — With the clock winding down within the ultimate minutes, Rutgers followers didn’t hesitate in letting No. 10 Indiana how they felt concerning the Hoosiers’ ranking.

Chants of “Who’s Your Daddy” and “Overrated” had been shouted with glee on the Indiana bench after the group was knocked from the unbeaten ranks.

Make no mistake, Rutgers (6-2, 1-0 Large Ten) owns Indiana (7-1, 0-1) on the basketball ground lately.

Freshman guard Derek Simpson scored 10 straight factors in a game-deciding run and Rutgers beat Indiana for the sixth time in a row and ninth time in 10 conferences, 63-48 on Saturday.

“So far as Indiana goes, I really feel we simply know the main focus of this group,” mentioned Rutgers senior Caleb McConnell, who had 16 factors and 10 rebounds. “It offers us a bonus as a result of we had overwhelmed them 5 instances in a row. We went in attempting to execute our sport plan and we did it once more.”

Simpson scored all 14 of his factors within the second half as Rutgers made coach Mike Woodson’s first go to to “The Banks” disagreeable.

Clifford Omoruyi holds the sword as as he celebrates with teammates after Rutgers’ 63-48 upset win over No. 10 Indiana.Getty Photos

“We received to make photographs from the perimeter,” mentioned Woodson, whose group shot 30.4 % from the sphere, together with 6 of 21 from lengthy vary. “However we simply received out-toughed tonight. I assumed, I imply, from the start to the top, I imply, we couldn’t rebound the basketball with him. I assumed that was the distinction within the ballgame and that was the cushion that they wanted.”

Miller Kopp scored a season-high 21 factors for Indiana . Star ahead Trayce Jackson-Davis, who confronted a packed in protection, was held to 13 factors and 10 rebounds earlier than fouling out late.

Jackson-Davis mentioned Indiana simply didn’t play properly.

“I don’t essentially say that it’s a nasty matchup for us as a result of I feel defensively we’re nonetheless good,” he mentioned. “However on the similar time, our offense simply wasn’t clicking tonight.”

The win was coach Steve Pikiell’s 14th over a ranked group since taking on a struggling Rutgers’ program in 2016-17. As common, protection was on the middle of its win.

The Hoosiers’ level whole was a season low. They had been averaging 87.1 factors and had been coming off a win over North Carolina.

Indiana performed poorly within the first half in falling behind 31-24. The Hoosiers opened the ultimate 20 minutes with a 13-4 spurt, taking two-point leads on baskets by Xavier Johnson and Kopp.

McConnell hit a 3-pointer to place Rutgers forward for good after which Simpson took over, hitting a layup, a jumper, a 3-pointer and a giant scoop shot for a 47-37 lead. His ultimate level within the run got here when Johnson hit him within the face within the offensive zone and a flagrant foul was finally referred to as. He made 1 of two free throws.

“I nonetheless have have far more to do and I’m going to maintain working and we’re going to maintain working as a group,” Simpson mentioned. “It was a enjoyable sport, and it actually received loud. My ears are nonetheless ringing proper now.”

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