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By the numbers
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Indiana’s rank nationally in 3-point field goal percentage at 41.7 percent. IU is also ninth in 3-pointers per game (9.4).
6 Wins over teams ranked in the top 50 of the RPI, the most in the Big Ten.
64 Home wins at Assembly Hall since 2011-12 for Indiana against just eight losses, the second-best home record in the Big Ten during that span.

Did you know?
Since getting clobbered on the boards by a 52-34 count by Louisville on Dec. 9, Indiana has outrebounded 14 of 17 opponents with a plus 4.6 rebounding margin, a trend capped by a 35-16 advantage on the glass against the Gophers this past Sunday.

Yogi tracker
Junior guard Yogi Ferrell continued his ascent in the record books this past week, now ranking 32nd on the IU scoring list, just one point behind Dick VanArsdale for 31st with 1,239 points.

The career-high 11 assists moved Ferrell into a tie with A.J. Guyton for seventh on the all-time assists list with 403, now 29 behind sixth-place Randy Wittman.

Ferrell also made a 3-pointer for the 57th straight game against Minnesota and now is just five behind Kyle Hornsby for seventh in career 3-pointers made.

Ferrell is also managing to average career highs in both assists (5.0) and rebounds (3.3) this season. The assists are on pace to be the highest yearly average since Michael Lewis’ 5.3 per game in 2000.

Triple the fun
Coming off a school-record 18 made 3-pointers Sunday against Minnesota to eclipse the previous mark of 17 set against Illinois in 2002 and Penn State in 2007, Indiana now has five of the top 15 individual 3-point shooters in the Big Ten.

Setting the pace is conference leader Collin Hartman at 53.1 percent. Freshman Robert Johnson is sixth at 43.2 percent, followed by Ferrell in eighth (.428), Nick Zeisloft in 11th (.419) and James Blackmon at No. 15 (.401).

No other team has more than two players in the top 15

Meanwhile, as a team IU has made 244 3-pointers this year, which is already the sixth-best single-season mark in school history and only 32 off the school record of 276 set in 2005-06.

Men’s recruit watch
Juwan Morgan, 6-7, F, Waynesville, Mo., 2015:
Posted 17 points in a 57-47 win over West Plains last Friday.
O.G. Anunoby, 6-7, G/F, Jefferson City, Mo., 2015: Scored 29 point in a 57-35 win over Battle last Friday.

Women’s recruit watch
Danielle Williams, 6-5, C, North Crowley, Texas, 2015:
Missed two free throws to tie the game with no time left in a 39-37 first-round playoff loss to Midland Lee on Tuesday.
Kym Royster, 6-2, F, Newark, Ohio, 2015: Had 17 points in a 49-33 win over Reynoldsburg in the regular-season finale last Saturday.
Darby Foresman, 6-3, F, Heritage Christian, 2016: Scored 17 points in sectional-opening 80-47 win over Indianapolis Shortridge last Friday, and Eagles topped Park Tudor 72-18 in the title game Saturday to advance to the Class 2A Speedway Regional.
Bree Boles, 6-2, F, Lapel, 2018: Delivered 15 points and 12 rebounds in a season-ending 58-49 loss to Shenandoah in the sectional semifinals last Friday.