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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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