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By the numbers
Straight wins over Minnesota in Bloomington for Indiana since a 77-74 loss on Jan. 12, 2012. The Hoosiers have won four of the past five meetings overall.
7 Of the past eight games have seen the Hoosiers shoot less than 65 percent from the free-throw line. The lone exception was a 72-percent (18-of-25) effort against Michigan State.
16 Rebounds by Freddie McSwain against Michigan State last Saturday are the most by a Hoosier in Big Ten play since D.J. White grabbed 22 against Michigan in 2008.

RoJo tracker
With 19 points at Rutgers on Monday, IU senior guard Robert Johnson has moved up another spot on the the all-time Indiana scoring list.

Johnson passed Tom Bolyard for 28th place with his performance against the Scarlet Knights and now has 1,314 career points, just four points behind Jordan Hulls for 27th and 22 behind Ted Kitchel for 26th.

All-Star Weekend
The Hoosiers will have dual representation at NBA All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles Feb. 16-18.

Victor Oladipo of the Indiana Pacers will be making his first career All-Star Game appearance, as well as participate in the Dunk Contest.

Eric Gordon of the Houston Rockets will look to defend last year’s title in the 3-Point Shooting Contest.

Recruit watch
Damezi Anderson, 6-7, F, South Bend (Riley), 2018:
Became the all-time leading scorer in South Bend boys’ basketball history with 13 points and eight rebounds in a 63-43 win at Penn last Thursday. His 1,771 points surpass the record of 1,769 points set by South Bend Adams’ Jimmy Webb 45 years ago. Anderson added 26 points in a 79-65 win over South Bend Washington on Tuesday.
Jake Forrester, 6-9, F, Harrisburg, Pa., 2018: Had 14 points in a 71-57 victory against Timber Creek on Saturday.
Jerome Hunter, 6-7, G/F, Pickerington, Ohio, 2018: Posted a team-high 17 points in a 58-35 win at Lancaster last Friday, had a team-high 15 points in a 56-49 win over Grove City Saturday and scored a team-high 22 points in a 75-56 win over Canal Winchester on Tuesday in Pickerington North’s 16th straight win.
Rob Phinisee, 5-11, PG, Lafayette (McCutcheon), 2018: Did not play this week.

Grace Berger, 6-0, G, Louisville, Ky., 2018:
Set the pace with 21 points and 12 rebounds to help No. 1 Sacred Heart to a 59-58 win over No. 2 Campbell County last Friday.
Aleksa Gulbe, 6-3, F, Riga, Latvia, 2018: No stats available.
Chanel Wilson, 5-6, PG, Powder Springs, Ga., 2018: No stats available from McEachern’s 66-62 win over Hillgrove last Thursday.
Jorie Allen, 6-0, F, Bedford North Lawrence, 2019: Led the Stars to the sectional championship with 19 points, four rebounds and two assists in a 50-49 semifinal win over New Albany last Friday, followed by 18 points, including the game-winning jumper, to go with 10 rebounds, four assists and two steals in a 57-55 double overtime victory against Jeffersonville in the title game.
Arielle Wisne, 6-5, C, Thornton, Colo., 2019: Delivered eight points, seven rebounds and four blocks in 75-38 win over Loveland last Thursday, followed by three points, eight rebounds and five blocks in 64-54 loss to Grandview on Tuesday.