GAME NOTES: The Indiana Hoosiers (13-12, 6-7) host the Minnesota Golden Gophers (14-12, 3-10) at the Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana. The tip-off is set for 7:30 PM EST and the game will be broadcast on FS1 with Rich Waltz and Donny Marshall on the call.
Indiana is coming off a 65-43 win on the road at Rutgers which snapped a 4 game losing streak. Minnesota is coming off a 91-85 home loss to Nebraska. The Gophers have lost 6 in a row and 9 of their last 10.
Richard Pitino is in his 5th year as the head coach at Minnesota. He has a career record of 107-87 and is 2-4 all-time against IU.
Indiana leads the all-time series 100-68 and won the meeting with Minnesota in January at Minneapolis, 75-71.
Vegas has Indiana as a 7 point favorite. KenPom puts IU as a 4 point favorite and gives the Hoosiers a 66% chance of victory.
Points per game:
- Jordan Murphy: 17.7
- Nate Mason: 16.4
- Amir Coffey: 14.0 (injured, game time decision)
Rebounds per game:
- Murphy: 11.7
Assists per game:
- Mason: 4.4
- Coffey: 3.3
Steals per game:
- Dupree McBrayer: 1.0 (injured, game time decision)
- Murphy: 1.0
- Mason: 1.0
Blocks per game:
- Murphy: 1.1
SIDE BY SIDE STATISTICAL COMPARISON
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