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Wins in the past four games for Indiana since walk-on redshirt junior Zach McRoberts joined the starting lineup at Wisconsin on Jan. 2.
6 Double-doubles so far this season for Juwan Morgan, who had just one career double-double entering the year. He is averaging 15.6 points and 7.4 rebounds per game.
10.5 Points per game scored by Robert Johnson in his career against Michigan State, the only Hoosiers averaging over five points per game against the Spartans.

RoJo tracker
With 17 points against Northwestern last Sunday, senior guard Robert Johnson continued his climb on the IU all-time scoring list. Johnson now has 1,223 career points, surpassing Tom Coverdale and Steve Downing for 34th. Next up is former teammate James Blackmon Jr. at 1,235 points.

Johnson is averaging 18.3 points per game during the Hoosiers’ current three-game winning streak.

Meanwhile, Johnson hit five 3-pointers against the Wildcats to break a tie for fifth with Tom Coverdale on the all-time 3-pointers made list. Johnson is now tied with Blackmon for fourth with 205 career 3s but has a long way to go to catch Jordan Hulls for third (254).

Tyra tracker
IU women’s basketball senior Tyra Buss is poised to join the 2,000-point club this Saturday at Michigan State. Buss has 1,992 career points, moving past Alan Henderson and Yogi Ferrell for the No. 6 spot among all Indiana men’s or women’s basketball players. When she surpasses the 2,000-point mark, Buss will join Mike Woodson, A.J. Guyton, Don Schlundt, Steve Alford and Calbeart Cheaney as the only Hoosiers to reach that mark.

In addition, Buss could also become the all-time women’s leader in steals in East Lansing. Buss needs just three steals to reach the mark.

She also is 41 assists from IU’s all-time assists record.

No fast food
No future Hoosiers were named to the McDonald’s All-American teams when rosters were announced on Tuesday, at least not yet. IU target Romeo Langford made the squad, one of six undecided boys’ players headed to Atlanta. Nominees included IU men’s signees Damezi Anderson and Jerome Hunter, as well as women’s signee Grace Berger.

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Damezi Anderson, 6-7, F, South Bend (Riley), 2018:
Came up with 21 points in an 80-55 win over Elkhart Central on Tuesday after 27 points and eight rebounds in a 64-60 overtime victory at Mishawaka Marian last Friday.
Jake Forrester, 6-9, F, Harrisburg, Pa., 2018: Solid line of 14 points, eight rebounds and three steals in Westtown’s 75-71 loss to IMG Academy on Monday at the Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Mass.
Jerome Hunter, 6-7, G/F, Pickerington, Ohio, 2018: Made the all-tournament team at Flyin’ to the Hoop near Dayton, Ohio, after scoring 23 points and holding five-star Syracuse commit Darius Bazley to 12 points in Pickerington North’s 51-38 victory over Cincinnati Princeton last Saturday.
Rob Phinisee, 5-11, PG, Lafayette (McCutcheon), 2018: Strong showing with 36 points, 11 rebounds, six assists, five steals and two blocks in a 98-40 win over Crawfordsville Tuesday, which came on the heels of 31 points and 11 rebounds in a 65-59 loss to Zionsville on Saturday.

WOMEN
Grace Berger, 6-0, G, Louisville, Ky., 2018:
Scored 16 points in third-ranked Sacred Heart’s 62-27 rout of Assumption on Sunday night.
Aleksa Gulbe, 6-3, F, Riga, Latvia, 2018: No stats available.
Chanel Wilson, 5-6, PG, Powder Springs, Ga., 2018: Slated to make season debut after last February’s ACL injury Friday night against North Cobb.
Jorie Allen, 6-0, F, Bedford North Lawrence, 2019: Did not play.
Arielle Wisne, 6-5, C, Thornton, Colo., 2019: Tallied six points, four rebounds, one assist and one steal in a 71-15 rout of Boulder on Tuesday after four points, 11 rebounds and three blocks in a 61-41 win over Fairview last Friday.