The Hoosiers found their first conference victory of the 2020-2021 season after defeating the Penn State Nittany Lions in overtime on Wednesday evening. Now with 10 games completed, the Hoosiers are starting to find a rotation of players, while still trying to balance over usage of players like Trayce Jackson-Davis and the guards.

Freshman Trey Galloway had a solid presence, playing a total of 36 minutes. Sophomore Trayce Jackson-Davis played a game high 37 minutes.

Here is how the top lineups finished:

Lineup Notes

  1. In our lineup report from the Northwestern game, we highlighted that if Archie Miller wanted to elevate his team’s play when either Thompson or Jackson-Davis sat, he should go with Phinisee/Franklin/Durham/Hunter/Jackson-Davis. That group hadn’t received much playing time together since the opener vs. Tennessee Tech, but that changed vs. PSU. That unit went +6 in 3:41. That group, which is +26 on the season, should play more in the weeks ahead.
  2. Ironically, that same group, except with Thompson in for Jackson-Davis, has struggled this season, including on Wednesday night. They went -7 in 2:41, including a 1:26 stretch in the second half when Miller tried buying a minute of rest for Jackson-Davis. That lineup let PSU cut a 77-68 IU lead to 77-73 with 3:07 to go.
  3. Speaking of Jackson-Davis, he was Mr. Reliable for Indiana against Penn St. He was a team-high +7 in 37:20, and he keyed IU’s solid start, going +5 in his first shift of the game, which lasted 3:37.
  4. Indiana’s offense was at its best with Durham on the floor. IU scored 75 points in his 35:22, or 2.12 points per minute (PPM). IU scored just 12 points in the 9:38 he was sidelined, or 1.25 PPM.
  5. Meanwhile, IU’s defense was at its best with freshman Trey Galloway on the floor. IU gave up 1.72 PPM with him on the court, but an eye-popping 2.60 PPM with him off. Galloway was a team-high +7 as well. He played a career-high 36:08.

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