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By the numbers
5 Points needed by Yogi Ferrell to pass Ricky Calloway for No. 44 on the all-time IU scoring list.
8.8 Turnovers forced per game by the Hoosiers in the past six contests. IU is committing just 10.3 turnovers per game in that span.
50 Percent of its missed shots that Michigan State rebounded against Indiana on Monday, the fourth Hoosier opponent to do so. IU is 1-3 in those games.

Big Ten a bit different
Conference play has turned the Indiana basketball universe on its ear through two games, as what appeared to be the Hoosiers’ strengths have turned to weaknesses.

Indiana is 12th in scoring at 60 points per game, ninth in free-throw shooting at 66.7 percent, 13th in field-goal percentage at 36.7 and 14th — dead last — in 3-point shooting at 25 percent (12-of-48).

On the flip side, the defensive numbers have at least been adequate. IU is ninth in scoring defense at 67.5, eighth in field-goal percentage defense at 42.9 and ninth in 3-point defense at 36.4 percent.

If there’s one area that has lived up to expectations, though not in a good way, it’s rebounding. Indiana ranks 11th in rebounding margin and last in defensive rebounding.

That’s after two road games, so after the upcoming two home games, we’ll get a better sense of where the Hoosiers are trending in Big Ten play.

Counting 3s
Entering Thursday night’s game against Ohio State, the IU women’s basketball ranked seventh nationally in 3-point field goal defense, allowing opponents to shoot at just a 23.6 percent clip.

However, the Hoosiers haven’t really gotten untracked themselves from beyond the arc, hitting just 107-of-320 on the season for 33.4 percent. However, that still ranks fourth in the Big Ten behind only Iowa, Michigan and Wisconsin.

Recruit watch
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Juwan Morgan, 6-7, F, Waynesville, Mo., 2015:
Notched 21 points and 15 rebounds in a resounding 74-46 win over Rolla Tuesday night.
O.G. Anunoby, 6-7, G/F, Jefferson City, Mo., 2015: Did not play.
Women
Danielle Williams, 6-5, C, North Crowley, Texas, 2015:
Scored four points in a 58-18 romp over Fort Worth Paschal last Friday, then tossed in 12 points in a 62-26 victory over Arlington.
Kym Royster, 6-2, F, Newark, Ohio, 2015: Had 12 points in a 62-44 win over Eastmoor last Saturday, then delivered 22 points in an 80-51 victory over Grove City on Monday.
Darby Foresman, 6-3, F, Heritage Christian, 2016: Will compete in the Chicagoland Invitational Showcase Saturday and Sunday.
Bree Boles, 6-2, F, Lapel, 2018: No stats available from 53-32 loss to Pendleton Heights Monday and 81-19 rout of Anderson Prep Academy Tuesday.

2 comments

  1. get used to it. this team will be easy to defend and slow down now that they are going against better athletes and coaches who are smarter than crean and familiar with his “offense”.

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