College Basketball

Hoosiers start new era by holding off Eastern Michigan 68-62

Indiana forward Trayce Jackson-Davis pulls down a rebound during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Eastern Michigan in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Trayce Jackson-Davis scored 21 points and grabbed 14 rebounds and Xavier Johnson added 14 points to lead Indiana past Eastern Michigan 68-62 on Tuesday night.

Mike Woodson won his first game as the Hoosiers new coach.

Indiana has won 22 of its last 23 season openers, this one without trailing, but after the Eagles cut a 20-point deficit to one in the second half.

Noah Farrakhan had 18 points and three 3-pointers to lead Eastern Michigan in coach Stan Heath’s debut.

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