The Hoosiers earned their second conference win this season with an 8-point victory over Maryland on Monday evening. Indiana, who has already struggled with depth issues with the loss of C Joey Brunk, faced an uphill battle with the loss of Armaan Franklin, who is currently right behind fellow sophomore Trayce Jackson-Davis in average points per game for the Hoosiers. With additional minutes from players like Anthony Leal and Jerome Hunter, IU managed to pull through for a hard-earned victory.

Here’s how the top lineups finished among Archie Miller’s 14 unique combinations on the floor against the Terrapins.


  1. After looking at the numbers, there may not have been a more critical person to IU’s victory over Maryland than Archie Miller. Less than two minutes into the second half, with Indiana trailing 30-22 and in desperate need of a spark, Miller took freshman Trey Galloway out and inserted Jerome Hunter. The lineup of Phinisee/Durham/Hunter/Thompson/TJD, which had never been used in a game before, went on a 13-7 spurt and brought IU back into the game.
  2. Miller then proceeded to play that unit for 13:13 of the 20 second-half minutes on Monday, and that group went +16. For the other 6:47 in the second half, IU went -2. Miller’s ability to adjust on the fly after Armaan Franklin’s injury and IU’s offensive struggles was a major key to victory.
  3. Another unique happening in this game came in the final 3:54 of the first half, when, for the first time all season, neither Rob Phinisee, Khristian Lander, nor Armaan Franklin were on the court. Al Durham ran point; Indiana went -4 in that stretch.
  4. Rob Phinisee and Al Durham played all 20 minutes of the second half. They also played 5:18 together in the first half. In that 25:18 stretch, IU went a whopping +20.
  5. IU’s offense sizzled with Jerome Hunter on the court. In his 18:43, IU scored 38 points, or 2.03 points per minute (PPM). In the 21:17 he was on the sideline, IU scored just 25 points, or 1.17 PPM.

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