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.
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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