BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The Hoosiers defeat a depleted Northwestern Wildcats with a final score of 66-62 and return back to the win column, preventing a three-game skid. In this edition of the lineup report, we breakdown the staff’s usage of the players including what went well and what was most used.

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Notes from the Lineup Report

  • Indiana’s starting five of Green, Durham, Smith, Jackson-Davis, and Brunk played significantly more than any other group of five.
  • The starters also had the worst plus-minus of any unit (-6). Their toughest stretch came late in the first half, when they were outscored 6-0 in 1:11 to shrink IU’s lead from 7 to 1 point.
  • The lineup that resuscitated Indiana’s season was Franklin, Durham, Smith, Jackson-Davis, and Brunk. That group went on a 10-0 run in a 4:37 shift to erase the Wildcats’ 10-point lead. Remember, that was the lineup that started the Hoosiers’ first nine games this season, so they have developed plenty of chemistry. It paid off on Wednesday night.
  • Even though he went scoreless in 18 minutes, Rob Phinisee was still Indiana’s most efficient player on a per-minute basis. IU’s defense stepped it up when he was in the game, and he was a major part of that.
  • After using 23 unique lineups against Maryland, Archie went down to just 20 against Northwestern.

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