The Hoosiers and Badgers went wire to wire in a double overtime battle on Thursday night. Combined with injuries to a number of key Indiana players including Armaan Franklin and Joey Brunk, a number of Hoosiers got an opportunity to develop, namely freshman guard Anthony Leal. Leal played a season high 35 and scored a career high 9 points. Leal was also featured in the all three of the top lineups normalized by plus-minute by minute of game action.
- Due to Armaan Franklin’s unavailability, as well as some foul trouble, Archie Miller used just 10 lineups in IU’s seven-point loss at Wisconsin. The 10 lineups is the lowest number we’ve seen since tracking this data last year.
- For the final 20:27 of the 50 minutes, Miller used just two different groups of players. Phinisee, Durham, Leal, and Jackson-Davis were always on the court, with the final spot alternating between Hunter and Thompson.
- Phinisee, Durham, and Jackson-Davis played the final 37:45. They went -2 in that stretch, but were +5 before the 2nd OT.
- Freshman Anthony Leal had a breakout game for Indiana. In addition to his three three-pointers, the lineup data shows that he was the only IU player with a positive +/- (+5).
- IU’s offense clicked with Leal on the court, scoring 58 points in his 34:49, or 1.67 points per minute (PPM). That’s the highest mark of any Hoosier to play on Thursday night. IU scored just 15 points in the other 15:11, or .99 PPM.
- Trey Galloway had his second straight game with a team-worst +/- (-12).
- Yes, Khristian Lander appeared in IU’s best +/- grouping. He also appeared in two of the four worst, ending the night -2 in 3:46. Interestingly, Thursday night was the first time Lander, Durham, and Leal played together at the same time. That trio went +1 in 2:24, all in the first half.
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