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By the numbers
made 3-pointers shy of cracking the top 10 in Big Ten history for a single season. Indiana has made a school-record 281 3s. Illinois holds the record with 344 in 2004-05.
6 games with double-digit rebounds this season for Troy Williams, who never had more than nine rebounds in a game last season.
15 points off the bench for Nick Zeisloft against Iowa, the most by a Hoosier reserve since Emmitt Holt scored 15 against Pittsburgh on Dec. 2.

Did you know?
Indiana has made the second-most free throws in the Big Ten over the past four years with 1,093. The Hoosiers trail only their most recent opponent, Iowa, which had now made 1,190 free throws. The Hawkeyes outscored IU at the line, 23-7, on Tuesday at Assembly Hall.

Yogi tracker
With 11 points against Iowa, Yogi Ferrell moved into a tie with Tom Bolyard for 27th on Indiana’s all-time scoring list with 1,299 points. He is now 19 points behind Jordan Hulls for 26th.

Ferrell’s three assists keep him in seventh with 421, now 11 behind Randy Wittman for sixth.

He again extended his school-record for consecutive games with a made 3 to 61, and now needs five rebounds to join Tom Coverdale, Damon Bailey, Randy Wittman and A.J. Guyton as the only players in IU history with 1,000 points, 400 assist and 300 rebounds in a career.

IU Bracketology
With one game remaining against Michigan State, Indiana is still in the NCAA Tournament field by all accounts, albeit rather tenuously.

Jerry Palm of has the Hoosiers as a No. 10 seed, facing VCU in Pittsburgh to open.

It’s a similar story for Shelby Mast of, with Indiana also a 10 seed facing VCU, only in Omaha.

ESPN’s Joe Lunardi has IU in a more precarious position, listed as a No. 12 seed that would play Temple in one of the play-in games at Dayton, with the winner advancing to play No. 5 Arkansas in Columbus.

Historically speaking, the Hoosiers are in a solid enough position with an RPI of 53 and a current 9-8 record in the Big Ten, which is still ahead of both Purdue and Illinois. Iowa was an 11 seed last year with an RPI of 56, Purdue was No. 11 in 2012 at 47, while in 2011 four Big Ten teams got in with 9-9 conference records and an RPI ranging from 39 to 52. In 2010, Minnesota even made the field as an 11 seed despite an RPI of 62.

Still, there’s little doubt that simply beat the Spartans would take most of the guesswork out of the Hoosiers’ future.

Men’s recruit watch
Juwan Morgan, 6-7, F, Waynesville, Mo., 2015:
Capped the regular season with 18 points in a 75-41 victory over Parkview last Wednesday. Had 23 points in District 10 semifinals, a 52-37 win over Camdenton Tuesday.

O.G. Anunoby, 6-7, G/F, Jefferson City, Mo., 2015: Wrapped up the regular season last Friday with 11 points in a 64-60 loss at Rockhurst. Scored 17 points in a 68-37 rout of Lebanon in the other District 10 semifinal game Tuesday.

Women’s recruit watch
Kym Royster, 6-2, F, Newark, Ohio, 2015:
Posted 18 points and six rebounds in a 78-26 playoff win over Franklin Heights last Thursday. Followed with 16 points and seven rebounds in a 54-49 win over Zanesville to reach this Saturday’s district final.

Darby Foresman, 6-3, F, Heritage Christian, 2016: Had 10 points and six rebounds in a 61-41 semistate win over Providence. Plays in the Class 2A title game vs. Fort Wayne Canterbury in a rematch of last season’s final Saturday at 11:45 a.m.


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