Indiana had another quick turnaround as they traveled to Piscataway, N.J. and beat the Rutgers Scarlet Nights 65-43. Here are some key numbers that stood out from Monday’s game.
45: Indiana’s 3-point shooting percentage. It’s been a long time since IU has done well from the 3, as they sit at 334th in the nation in 3-point percentage out of 351 teams. It was nice to see nine total 3-pointers go in, but this is an issue that will need to be addressed for next season.
44.4: Indiana’s free throw percentage. After coming off a great game from the line against Michigan State, Indiana has gone back to their old ways (this season) by shooting terribly from the line.
43: The amount of points scored by Rutgers, but also the amount of points scored by Robert Johnson and Juwan Morgan combined. Rob and Juwan both totaled for the same amount of points Rutgers scored all game. Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell said the one thing Rutgers had to do was slow down Johnson and Morgan, look how that turned out.
43: The lowest amount of points an Indiana opponent has scored in a single game this season. That was the fewest points scored by an Indiana opponent since December 28th, 2009 when the Hoosiers routed Bryant, 90-42.
30: The most minutes an IU player clocked, and that came from Juwan Morgan and Devonte Green. After multiple quick turnarounds, it’s good the starting lineup got to get some rest during a game.
14: The amount of offensive rebounds Freddie McSwain Jr. has in the last two games.
14: The amount of points Josh Newkirk has scored in the last six games combined. Newkirk’s slump continues as he averaged 8.84 points per game before the last six games. During that span, he averaged 2.33 points per game.
6-0: Indiana’s record against Rutgers all-time. They have only met after Rutgers joined the B1G, but Indiana stays on top by staying undefeated against the Scarlet Nights.
4: The amount of minutes Clifton Moore clocked in. It may not be much, but at least he’s starting to get a few minutes here and there compared to the beginning of the season. Yes, De’Ron Davis is out, but he didn’t clock in almost any minutes when he first got injured. Hopefully he can keep extending his minutes.
0: The amount of points Zach McRoberts scored. His stat sheet will never light up because he does so many intangible things, but Zach had a bit of a rough game with zero points, one rebound, one assist, and three fouls in 25 minutes.
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