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Report: Rob Phinisee Available Tonight Against UConn

Indiana should have all eleven scholarship players available for Tuesday night’s contest against Connecticut.

Jeff Goodman of Stadium reported via Twitter that sophomore point guard Rob Phinisee is available to play tonight against the Huskies.

Indiana and UConn are playing at Madison Square Garden in New York in connection with The Jimmy V Classic.

Phinisee, who was expected to be IU’s starting point guard, has missed the last four games with a sprained ankle and other nagging issues.

The Lafayette native has appeared in just four games during the 2019-20 season.  He came off the bench in each of those games as he was eased back into the rotation after suffering an abdominal injury prior to the season.

The 6-foot-1 Phinisee has also dealt with strep throat and a blow to the head already this season.

Phinisee is averaging 9 points, 4.5 assists and 2 rebounds in 19 minutes per contest while shooting 42.3 percent overall and 37.5 percent from three-point range.


GAME DAY ESSENTIALS

Indiana (8-1) vs. Connecticut (6-2) — Jimmy V Classic

  • Tip time:  9 p.m. ET
  • Location:  Madison Square Garden, New York
  • Television:  ESPN
  • Series:  UConn leads 6-3 (Last meeting UConn 59-58, 2013)
  • Point Spread:  Vegas likes Indiana by 2.5 points.  KenPom likes IU by 3.
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