Head Coach: Ryan "Archie" Miller
Location: Bloomington, Indiana
Last time out: Lost to Rutgers
Line: Indiana by 5.5
Typical Rotation Depth: 11
KenPom rank: 41
KenPom home court advantage calculation: 4.0 (25th in D-I)
Offensive Style: Contact to the rim
Defensive Style: Rebounds
Key Injuries: None
Hoiberg talks about past games including the previous game vs Indiana. Also talks about the home cooking at the PBA.
Players to watch: Trayce Jackson-Davis
Freshman PF Jackson-Davis is the biological son of former NBA player Dale Davis as well as a high school McDonalds All-American who thus far has lived up to the hype at Indiana. TJD leads the team in points, rebounds, FTs, and blocks. He killed Nebraska inside last time with 25 points and 16 rebounds.
Players to watch: Rob Phinisee and Devonte Green
Indiana's most unsettled position is PG. ATM soph Phinisee has taken over for senior Green. Both players are among the best 3pt shooters for a team that is one of the worst 3pt shooting teams in the conference
The Hoosiers play 10-11 guys so you'll see lot of different lineups tonight
- Durham' has the ability to slash to get to the line and make 3s
- Justin Smith slides into the 3 for this team and has been very efficient as a secondary piece in the offense
- Brunk played for Butler last year and has trouble against athletic bigs. Yet another rebounding force
- Sr center De"Ron Davis has seen limited playing time with all the depth the Hoosiers have at the post. Same for oft injured PF Race Thompson
- Freshman SG Armaan Franklin started several games to start the season but an inability to shoot has limited his playing time.
Previously in Bloomington, Nebraska pushed Indiana to the limit, falling in overtime in a high scoring affair 96-90. Jackson-Davis lead the way for Indiana with 25 and 4 Hoosiers scored in double figures. Nebraska also had 4 players in double figures with Dachon Burke scoring a season high 25 including the 3 that sent the game to OT.
Indiana might try and slow things down like road teams tend to do, but it's not really their style offensively so this game should see plenty of points. Nebraska is going to try and pack the paint defensively and Indiana will spend most of the game trying to work it in there; both teams excel at this. If the Hoosiers get hot from the outside, the Huskers are in trouble. Indiana has been sloppy with the ball so look for Nebraska's defense to be a catalyst to easy points. Offensively, Nebraska needs to continue to not turn the ball over and hit shots. Indiana typically defends well but not quite as well on the road.
Free Throws will most likely dictate this game as Indiana relies on them and tends to get them in bunches, ranked #2 in FTA/FGA%. On the flip side Nebraska has become elite at not fouling, a staple of Hoiberg defenses. The Huskers rank #2 in FTA/FGA% defense. The refs are most likely going to decide this one. Openly boo anything resembling preference for Indiana.
Can Nebraska win at home again like most everyone else in the conference?
Prediction: Nebraska 78 - Indiana 72 with a 87% chance of Runzas