With a big victory over North Alabama, coach Archie Miller and the Hoosiers finally get an opportunity to experiment one last time before the remaining schedule, which features a single non-conference game against Butler and then the full slate of Big Ten games. The Hoosiers deployed 20 unique lineups, which was more than the 11 unique lineups that Archie Miller used against Stanford and Florida State.

  1. It’s no surprise that Armaan Franklin, who scored a career-high 19 points and was a team-high +35, appears in the top three +/- lineups. He actually is in the 4th-highest +/- group as well. On the other hand, he appears in only one of the worst +/- lineups (out of 20).
  2. Franklin seemed to have some chemistry with freshman PG Khristian Lander. When those two were on the court at the same time, IU went +17 in 5:21.
  3. Rob Phinisee played just 15:30 on Sunday, but when he was on the court, Indiana allowed just 15 points, or .97 points per minute (PPM). In the 24:30 Phinisee was on the sideline, IU gave up 1.51 PPM to North Alabama.
  4. It’s highly unusual for Archie Miller’s starting lineup to play less than five minutes together in a game, but that’s what happened in IU’s lopsided win. The unit of Phinisee, Franklin, Durham, Thompson, and Jackson-Davis played 22:52 against FSU, compared to just 4:32 on Sunday.

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