Green leads unbeaten Indiana past No. 17 Florida State 80-64

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Indiana forward Trayce Jackson-Davis (4) shoots over Florida State center Balsa Koprivica (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, in Bloomington, Ind. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

BLOOMINGTON, IN – Indiana guard Devonte Green felt great shooting the ball Tuesday night.

He made sure everyone knew it, too.

The senior scored a career-high 30 points, knocked down five 3-pointers and helped fuel a late spurt with two big shots to lead the undefeated Hoosiers past No. 17 Florida State 80-64 in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

“It's something you just feel, I can't explain it,” Green said. “Shots were dropping tonight, so I guess I had the hot hand.”

There was no guesswork about it.

Green went 10 of 15 from the field, 5 of 7 on 3s and 5 for 7 at the free throw line. He also grabbed six rebounds and finished with three assists and two steals — not bad for someone who missed Indiana’s first three games with an injured hamstring.

With Green back, the Hoosiers (8-0) are off to their best start since 2012-13. They earned their third straight win over a ranked team dating to last season and head into Big Ten play with a boost of confidence.

It wasn’t just Green, either. Freshman forward Trayce Jackson-Davis had 15 points and eight rebounds, while junior Justin Smith chipped in with 14 points and five boards.