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By the numbers
5 Indiana players scoring in double figures against Wisconsin, the first time the Hoosiers have done that vs. a conference foe since March 15, 2013, in the Big Ten Tournament.
6 Assists needed by Yogi Ferrell to pass Steve Alford for 10th on the Hoosiers’ all-time list. Ferrell is just 10 assists from passing Verdell Jones III for ninth.
92 Points scored by Wisconsin Tuesday, the most by an IU opponent in Big Ten play since a 93-81 loss at Northwestern on Jan. 9, 2011.

Tweet-le ‘V’
While Indiana remains in good shape on paper, with five homes games and just three road games remaining in Big Ten play, the least remaining road trips of anybody in the conference, count legendary ESPN commentator Dick Vitale among those concerned by the Hoosiers’ recent slump of three losses in four games.

“Wisconsin is scoring at will vs INDIANA : HOOSIERS must toughen up on D if they want to dance in March / if not NIT baby,” Vitale tweeted as IU’s game against the Badgers came to a close.

Even after the loss at Wisconsin, both Joe Lunardi of ESPN.com and Shelby Mast of bracketwag.com had the Hoosiers as a No. 7 seed.

Indiana continues to have the most wins (four) and second-most games against (six) top 25 teams this season. Only Iowa has more top 25 games (eight) but is just 3-5. Purdue also has three top 25 wins, all in the last two weeks.

Triple the Yogi
Nobody would have put Yogi Ferrell and 3-point shooter in the same sentence when the Indianapolis native was a freshman two years ago, but there’s no choice about it now.

After shooting 30.3 percent (23-of-76) as a freshman, Ferrell has made himself a career 38.9 percent shooter from 3, including a career-high 42.1 percent this season.

His 164 career 3-point field goals are the second-most among all active players in the Big Ten, and Ferrell is currently tied with Christian Watford for ninth on the all-time list at Indiana, just two makes from tying Damon Bailey for eighth.

And, oh by the way, Ferrell has now made a 3-pointer in 54 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the nation and the longest in IU history. The NCAA Division I record is 88 consecutive games by Illinois’ Cory Bradford.

Men’s recruit watch
Juwan Morgan, 6-7, F, Waynesville, Mo., 2015:
Scored 18 points in a 78-69 win at Glendale last Friday.
O.G. Anunoby, 6-7, G/F, Jefferson City, Mo., 2015: Dropped in 19 points in a 67-37 win over Roosevelt, hitting 7-of-11 from the field.

Women’s recruit watch
Danielle Williams, 6-5, C, North Crowley, Texas, 2015:
Finished with 10 points in a 62-40 win over Arlington last Friday, then had 12 points in a 64-51 loss to Arlington Bowie on Tuesday.
Kym Royster, 6-2, F, Newark, Ohio, 2015: Another double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds to go with five blocks in a 50-35 win over Gahanna last Thursday, then added 18 points in a 61-36 win over Grove City Monday to move within 10 points of becoming the school’s all-time leading scorer.
Darby Foresman, 6-3, F, Heritage Christian, 2016: Notched 10 points in a 66-52 upset win over Class 4A No. 5 Noblesville Tuesday.
Bree Boles, 6-2, F, Lapel, 2018: Had 11 points and four rebounds in a 66-39 win over Park Tudor last Saturday.

One comment

  1. Does Corey Bradford really hold that record? I thought it was that mid-major guy we played against last year towards the end of the non-con schedule…

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