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By the numbers
Time this season Indiana has shot less than 40 percent from the field, that coming at Penn State last Saturday. Iowa holds opponents to 40.5 percent for the season.
4 Consecutive trips to Assembly Hall for the Hawkeyes, who last played IU in Iowa City on Dec. 31, 2012. Iowa hosts the Hoosiers later this season on March 1.
5 Times this season that both Indiana and Iowa have made at least 20 free throws in a game. The Hoosiers’ loss at Penn State was the first for either team this season when doing so.

Former Hoosier tracker
With a month remaining in the regular season, it’s time to check in on some former IU players’ progress during the 2015-16 season.

The former Hoosier on the best team appears to be Remy Abell, who is averaging 5.8 points, 1.8 assists and 1.4 rebounds while starting all 24 games for fifth-ranked Xavier (21-3).

Marquette remains in the hunt for an NCAA berth with the help of Luke Fischer. The 6-foot-11 center has started every game and is averaging 12.3 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks for the Golden Eagles (15-9).

Jeremy Hollowell is the top scorer among former Hoosiers, averaging a team-high and career-best 14.0 points per game to go along with 4.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game for Georgia State (13-8) and former IUPUI coach Ron Hunter.

At East Tennessee State, 7-foot center Peter Jurkin has started just five of the 24 games in which he’s appeared, but is contributing 4.9 points and 3.0 rebounds while shooting 54.9 percent from the field for the Buccaneers (15-9) as they vie for the Southern Conference title.

Austin Etherington has appeared in 20 games for Butler (16-7), averaging 2.3 points and 1.6 rebounds in his seniors season with the Bulldogs.

Devin Davis is enjoying a successful JUCO season with Odessa College (Texas), averaging 16 points and 7.7 rebounds while starting all 24 games for the Wranglers (19-5).

Also in JUCO play, Emmitt Holt is averaging 11.5 points and 6.4 rebounds in 28 games for Indian Hills Community College while leading the nation by shooting 70.8 percent from the field.

At the NAIA level, Jonny Marlin is averaging 15.1 points and 6.8 assists per game for fourth-ranked Indiana Wesleyan, better numbers than he had a year ago en route to first team All-American honors.

Sitting out this year due to transfers are Max Hoetzel (San Diego State), Ron Patterson (IUPUI from Syracuse), Hanner Mosquera-Perea (East Tennessee State) and Stanford Robinson (Rhode Island). There is no update on Jeremiah April, who was reportedly headed to Trinity Valley Community College but never appeared on the roster there.

Recruit watch
De’Ron Davis, 6-9, F, Aurora, Colo. (Overland), 2016:
Chipped in five points, four rebounds and four blocks in an easy 69-48 victory over Smoky Hill last Friday.
Grant Gelon, 6-5, G, Crown Point, 2016: After scoring just three points last Thursday in a 56-29 win over Portage and single digits again in an 80-73 loss to East Chicago Central, he broke out of the slump with 25 points, including six 3s, in a 71-51 win over Andrean on Tuesday.
Devonte Green, 6-2, G, Long Island (Lutheran), N.Y., 2016: Poured in 25 points in a 96-60 win over Cardozo last Saturday, but did not play in a 76-42 rout of Evander Childs on Tuesday.
Curtis Jones, 6-4, G, Highland Springs, Va. (Huntington Prep), 2016: Named MVP at the two-day Thoroughbred Classic on Sunday after an 87-68 win over Sunrise Christian Saturday and a 23-point, 10-rebound, five-assist performance in a 104-64 win vs. Victory Prep Sunday. Added 26 points, four rebounds and three assists Tuesday in an 85-62 win over First Love Christian.
Al Durham, 6-4, G, Lilburn, Ga. (Berkmar), 2017: Had nine points in a 61-53 loss to Shiloh last Friday, then bounced back with 19 points and five rebounds in an 84-59 win over Parkview Tuesday that clinched a state playoff berth.

Darby Foresman, 6-3, F, Heritage Christian, 2016:
Scored six points in 86-57 win over Tipton in the sectional championship game Saturday.
Ria Gulley, 5-9, G, San Antonio (Clark), Texas, 2016: Notched 12 points and five assists in 74-32 win over San Antonio Warren last Friday, then had 12 points in a 50-49 win over San Antonio Taft on Tuesday.
Bre Wickware, 6-1, F, Denton (Guyer), Texas, 2016: Had 14 points in 56-16 rout of Keller Timber Creek last Friday, followed by 19 points in a 67-38 win over Denton Ryan Tuesday.
Bailey Broadnax, 6-0, F, Crowley, Texas (Hill Junior College), 2016: Has not played since Dec. 4. No further information available.
Alexis Johnson, 6-1, F, Houston, Texas (Kinkaid), 2017: Has helped her team earn the No. 1 seed for this weekend’s Southwest Preparatory Conference championships with a 7-0 conference mark.
Linsey Marchese, 6-4, C, Lawrenceville, Ga. (Archer), 2017: Delivered 20 points in a 56-35 victory over Dacula last Friday that wrapped up an undefeated season in Region 8-AAAAAA, then had six points and 11 rebounds in a first-round 56-33 Region Tournament win over Central Gwinnett that clinched a state playoff berth.
Bree Boles, 6-3, F, Lapel, 2018: Her 23 points and five rebounds were not enough in a season-ending 53-41 sectional loss to Frankton.