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.


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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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