The Hoosiers earned another “Quad 2” victory against Minnesota on Wednesday evening as they took down the Gophers by a 10-point margin. Indiana got contributions from the usual contributors: Al Durham, Trayce Jackson-Davis, Rob Phinisee, and Armaan Franklin, who all had double digit scoring. Jerome Hunter also joined the double digit club with a career high 16 points, which earned him a slot in many of the top lineups against Minnesota.

Notes

  1. Indiana’s starting lineup rewarded Archie Miller for his trust in them, as they were Indiana’s most productive unit, going +9. As usual, Miller played his starters more than any other group of five, and the disparity between the starters and the second-most played unit was over 12 minutes.
  2. The starters’ most critical shift came with 7:11 to go, with the game tied at 55. Phinisee, Franklin, Durham, Thompson, and Jackson-Davis played together for the next 1:54 and went on an 8-2 run. Minnesota never came close to tying the game the rest of the way.
  3. When Phinisee, Franklin, Durham, and Jackson-Davis were joined by Jerome Hunter, instead of Race Thompson, IU enjoyed success as well. The group with Hunter in it went +6 in 4:41, but more importantly, they were the five that Miller chose to close the game with on the court, until Franklin fouled out with 1:15 left. This group has played at least four minutes together in each of the last three games.
  4. IU’s offense was its most efficient with Al Durham on the court on Wednesday. In his 31:39, IU scored 73 points, or 2.31 points per minute (PPM). During the 8:21 he sat, IU scored just nine points or 1.08 PPM

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