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37.2 IU’s 3-point shooting percentage in its 13 wins.

27.6 IU’s 3-point shooting percentage in its 11 losses.

56.4 Percentage of Indiana’s total points in conference play that have come inside the arc. That’s the third-highest distribution in the Big Ten.

Sharp decline

A month ago, things didn’t seem so totally bleak.

Indiana’s team field goal percentage ranked as high as second in the nation as recently as Jan. 13, at which point the Hoosiers were shooting 51.8 percent from the field.

Since then, IU’s offense has cratered.

The Hoosiers are shooting merely 38 percent from the field in the eight games since their 66-51 loss to Nebraska on Jan. 14.

Indiana enters Saturday’s game ranked 52nd nationally in field goal percentage (47.2), 54th in 2-point field goal percentage (54.1) and 250th in 3-point shooting percentage (32.7).

Not-so-friendly confines

One of the best homecourt advantages in college basketball used to belong to Indiana.

Not this season.

IU is just 2-4 in its first six conference games at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, the program’s worst start to Big Ten play in Bloomington since the 2009-10 team opened the home portion of its league slate 2-6.

The Hoosiers own the Big Ten’s least efficient home offense, per, while their home 3-point shooting percentage of 23.5 in conference play also ranks last in the league.

In six conference home games, IU has turned the ball over on 18.3 percent of its possessions — the second-worst rate in the league. Indiana is also hitting only 63.6 percent of its free throws in league games at Assembly Hall this season.

Recruit watch


Armaan Franklin, 6-5, G, Indianapolis Cathedral, 2019: Another outstanding performance with 28 points, 12 rebounds, two steals and two blocks in the Irish’s 69-61 win over South Bend Riley.

Trayce Jackson-Davis, 6-9, F, Center Grove, 2019: Posted 27 points and 10 rebounds in a 72-63 loss to No. 2 Lawrence Central last Friday, then dropped in 17 points with eight rebounds in a 41-38 win over Mooresville Tuesday.


Shaila Beeler, 5-7, PG, Warren Central, 2019: Season over.

Mackenzie Holmes, 6-2, F, Gorham, Maine, 2019: Averaged 35.5 points per game in wins over Windham (63-48) and Thornton Academy (72-37) last week.

Jorie Allen, 6-1, F, Bedford North Lawrence, 2019: Earned IBCA District 3 Player of the Week honor after 21 points and 15 rebounds in a 51-33 regional semifinal win over Center Grove and 23 points and seven rebounds in a 54-48 loss to Castle in the regional final. Allen finished her career as BNL’s all-time leading girls’ scorer with 1,930 points.

Grace Waggoner, 6-0, G, Vincennes Rivet, 2019: Has the Stars in the 1A semistate against University on Saturday. Scored 26 points in 70-33 win over Lanesville in last week’s regional semifinals, then added 18 points despite battling foul trouble in a 52-41 over Tecumseh in the regional final.

Arielle Wisne, 6-5, C, Thornton, Colo., 2019: Delivered 12 points, seven rebounds and four blocked shots in a 58-22 win over Poudre last Friday, her fourth game in double figures this season. She had just one such game a year ago.