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IU basketball: Little Rock at Indiana game day essentials

Game Day Essentials:

Little Rock (2-3) at No. 11 Indiana (4-0)

  • Tip Time: 6:30 p.m. Eastern
  • Location: Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall (17,222), Bloomington, Indiana
  • Television: BTN (Kevin Kugler, Stephen Bardo)
  • Stream:  Fox Sports
  • IU Radio Network: IU Radio Network
  • Point Spread: Indiana is around a 30-point favorite
  • KenPom Projected Score: No. 8 Indiana 90 No. 326 Little Rock 59
  • Series: Indiana leads 2-0. IU won last meeting 77-53 on Dec. 29, 1994

Little Rock’s Darrell Walker:

Head coach Darrell Walker will meet up with long-time friend Mike Woodson Wednesday.  Walker was an assistant on Woodson’s staff on the New York Knicks from 2012-14.

Walker is in his fifth season as head men’s basketball coach at Little Rock.

He has an overall record of 53-68, including one Sun Belt regular season championship in the 2019-20 season.

Prior to Little Rock, Walker was the head men’s basketball coach at Clark Atlanta University. He led them to a record of 45-18 overall and back-to-back NCAA Division II Tournament appearances.

Walker has head coaching experience at the NBA, WNBA, Division II and Division I levels.

Little Rock’s results and roster:

The Trojans faced Indiana’s Friday opponent Jackson State at home on Sunday, where they won by a final score of 94-91. They also beat Arkansas Baptist in their second game of the season.

Their losses are to Southern Illinois, Central Arkansas and ETSU.

Via LR Athletics

Little Rock 2022-23 KenPom Highlights:

Tempo – No. 42 (Offense 33 / Defense 59)

Offensive Efficiency – No. 296

  • Little Rock’s effective FG percentage of 51.0 percent is No. 130 nationally and consists of the No. 145 percentage from three (34.2) and No. 145 percentage from two (50.9).
  • LR is one of the worst free throw shooting teams at 63.4 percent (No. 307).  Relatively speaking, they don’t get to the line a great deal.
  • With turnovers on 20.1 percent of their possessions, Little Rock ranks No. 227.

Defensive Efficiency – No. 334

  • Little Rock allows offensive rebounds on 40.4 percent of misses, No. 356.
  • Teams have been shooting the ball at 59.1 effective field goal percentage against the Trojans, ranking 354th
  • With a 23.4 percent forced turnover rate (No. 42) and an 11.8 percent steal rate (No. 68), Little Rock is active defensively.

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