Take a deep breath. Indiana is still unbeaten.
It wasn't easy, but the Hoosiers escaped a near upset with a 73-72 win over LIU-Brooklyn on Tuesday night at Assembly Hall.
Indiana (2-0) trailed late, 70-67, before two huge 3-pointers from senior forward Will Sheehey. Sheehey finished with a game-high 19 points and seven rebounds.
Trailing by one late, LIU's Jason Brickman attempted a floater that fell short. Freshman Devin Davis grabbed the rebound, but missed the front end of a one-and-one.
LIU, out of timeouts, grabbed the rebound and Brickman tried a desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer that fell short. The Hoosiers escaped.
Freshman Noah Vonleh recorded his second consecutive double-double to start his collegiate career, finishing with 17 points and 11 rebounds.
But it was Sheehey, the senior leader, who came up with the big plays late. After going 0-of-8 from the field and 0-of-6 from beyond the arc in the first half, Sheehey remained unfazed and make big play after big play in the second half.
Indiana shot just 38 percent (27-of-71) from the field and 27 percent (7-of-26) from beyond the arc. But the Hoosiers did make 6-of-10 attempts from 3 in the second half after going 1-of-16 in the first 20 minutes.
The Hoosiers outrebounded LIU 48-35 and had 20 offensive rebounds.
Yogi Ferrell added 17 points on 6-of-14 shooting for the Hoosiers.
Brickman finished with 11 points and 10 assists for LIU.