The Hoosiers were unable to connect back to back wins on Sunday afternoon. After a thrilling victory on the road against No. 4 Iowa, Indiana followed up with a loss to a desperate Rutgers team coming off of a five game skid. Notably, freshman starter Trey Galloway was unavailable for a second game in a row, which led to additional minutes for Anthony Leal and Khristian Lander. Here’s how the lineups finished on Sunday afternoon against Rutgers.
- After a streak of three straight games of positive +/-, Rob Phinisee finished the game at a team-low -13. None of the five lineup combinations that included Phinisee ended with a positive point differential.
- Freshman Jordan Geronimo did not play in the first half after his breakout game at Iowa. He played a single 5:52 shift in the second half, during which IU outscored Rutgers by five.
- Speaking of Geronimo, IU’s offense worked best when he was on the court on Sunday, scoring 18 points in that 5:52 stretch, or 3.07 points per minute (PPM). IU scored 52 points in the other 34:08, or 1.52 PPM.
- Indiana’s defense was at its best when another freshman, Anthony Leal, got playing time. In his 15:36, Indiana gave up just 24 points, or 1.54 PPM. In the other 24:24, IU gave up 50 points, or 2.05 PPM.
- One thing Archie Miller might want to do more often is play the trio of Lander, Franklin, and Leal simultaneously. IU went +7 in 7:29 when the three of them were on the court on Sunday. On the season, that trio is +18 in 30:32 of playing time.
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