We are running out of words. The game felt doomed before it started with the news that junior guard Devonte Green had been indefinitely suspended.
Indiana (12-7, 3-5) dropped their fifth game in a row in Evanston, Illinois on Tuesday night against Northwestern.
Indiana returns to action on Friday night against Michigan in Bloomington.
Check back tomorrow morning for The Report Card.
THREE KEYS TO THE GAME
1. Who is this Aaron Falzon guy? The Northwestern forward had scored six points thus far this year coming into the game. He had nine tonight. At halftime. Falzon finished with 21 points and completely changed the game. Northwestern’s offense was stagnant in large part due to great Indiana defense, and it was in large part due to Falzon knocking down big three-pointers that the script of the game was flipped.
2. IU’s three point shooting is a disaster. The Hoosiers were 4 of 21 against Northwestern. They were 4 of 20 against Purdue. They were 2 of 14 against Nebraska. That is 10 for their last 55. That’s 18%. That’s crazy. Defenses are giving Indiana the shots too. These are good, open looks. Indiana just cannot hit anything right now.
3. The defense isn’t creating turnovers. Northwestern had just five turnovers on the night on 17 assists. With a struggling offense, live ball opportunities could be generating easy buckets. It isn’t happening. It wasn’t just tonight. That makes several games in a row that the Hoosiers have forced an uncomfortably low turnover totals.
FINAL BOX SCORE
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