Indiana lost to Minnesota on Saturday afternoon 84-63 in Minneapolis. It was their 10th loss in 11 games.
The Hoosiers (13-12, 4-10) will host Purdue on Tuesday night at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.
Stay tuned for The Report Card for a complete summary including post-game interviews and highlights.
THREE KEYS TO THE GAME
1. The banks were open in Minneapolis. It started as sick joke, with Gopher center Daniel Oturu hitting his first career three pointer and then consecutive banked three-pointers by Minnesota. Then it got worse, as the Gophers got hot from long range with good shots. Minnesota came into the game as the worst three-pointing shooting team in the Big Ten. A combination of luck, good shooting and poor close-outs by IU allowed the Gophers to go 12 of 22 from long range despite shooting 31% on the season coming in.
2. Indiana’s offense continues to be atrocious. No assists. Not nearly enough shots for the best scorers. Inept perimeter shooting. These were all issues coming into the game, and they were all factors once again. Indiana compounded things by settling for early three-point shots after one pass. Archie Miller and his coaching staff are going to have to do something to get Romeo Langford and Juwan Morgan a lot more shots within the offense, and particularly Langford, who had just six attempts on the day.
3. The Hoosiers seemed to quit in this one. A major story line throughout this rut has been giving up big runs. When things get sideways, the Hoosiers often allow things to compound. Several Indiana players seemed to mail it in during this game once Minnesota got out to a big second half lead, turning a big lead into a blowout. From loose balls, to rebounds, to missed assignments, to turnovers, once it rained, it poured.
FINAL BOX SCORE
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