Despite shooting just 23-64 from the field, 6-23 from three and 15-24 from the line, the IU basketball team found a way to upset No. 8 Iowa at home on Sunday. When Armaan Franklin’s long two found the net with one second remaining, Indiana sealed the deal on its second ranked win this season – both of which have come against the Hawkeyes. Let’s take a look at the numbers behind the victory.
- IU held Luka Garza to 18 points and two rebounds. Garza is averaging 26 points and nine rebounds on the season, and the two rebounds is his lowest total this season.
- IU has held Iowa to 69 and 65 points, respectively. Those totals are Iowa’s two lowest of the season.
- IU held Iowa to a season-low in points-per-possession with 0.96. The Hawkeyes came into the game as KenPom’s first-ranked team in adjusted offensive efficiency.
- Speaking of KenPom, Indiana is now Pomeroy’s 25th ranked team overall after the win. The Hoosiers are ahead of the likes of Kansas, Florida, and Missouri.
- Race Thompson continued his stellar two-way play, scoring 15 points on 5-10 shooting with six rebounds and four blocks.
- Anthony Leal, in just 15 minutes, had a sky-high offensive rating of 153.1. He also had a team-best defensive rating of 65.7. Leal was a plus-seven.
- The Hoosiers got major contributions from all four freshmen, particularly in the first half. In the first 20 minutes, the freshmen combined for 14 points on 5-8 shooting.
- The Hoosiers snapped a three-game losing streak at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, securing their first ranked win at home this season. IU is now 5-4 in Bloomington.
- Khristian Lander continues to look more and more comfortable, making several impressive passes Sunday. The talented freshman scored just three points on 1-6 shooting (all threes), but added 3 assists and was a team-high plus-13.
- Trayce Jackson-Davis had a lackluster first half, but turned up the energy in the second, and found his way to 17 points and 12 rebounds on 7-12 shooting.
- Iowa was in control for most of the game, leading by seven points with 2:44 to go in the first half. After a Thompson free throw, Jackson-Davis dunk, and a pair of threes from Leal and Lander, IU led by two points at the break.
- Iowa led for 29:49 and trailed for just 4:39, but gave away the lead at the end.
- The Hoosiers have been floating around the 11 seed line or “first four out,” so the another top-ten win is sure to boost their resume and give Archie Miller’s team a little more margin for error.
- Rob Phinisee hit a big three pointer to tie the game with less than one minute remaining and Armaan Franklin hit the game-winning 18-footer. Before those two clutch makes, though, the two guards were a combined 1-17 from the field.
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