MBB Pregame Glance: Indiana

Written February 28th, 2014 by Ken

indianaThe Ohio State Buckeyes (22-7, 9-7) travel to Bloomington, IN to face the Indiana Hoosiers (16-12, 6-9) for a Saturday game. Tip-off is scheduled for 4:00 PM EST.

Here’s their Profile

  • School: Indiana University
  • Location: Bloomington, IN
  • Founded: 1820
  • Student Population: 32,371
  • School Type: Public, coed
  • Division: D-I
  • Conference: Big Ten Conference
  • Arena: Assembly Hall
  • Seating: 17,472
  • Built: 1971
  • Head Coach: Tom Crean
  • Year: 6th

University of Indiana

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Sheehy (l) and Ferrell

Coach Tom Crean’s Hoosiers are having, what I’d think is a pretty disappointing year. After winning the Big Ten regular season last year, they lost the services of Zeller, Hulls, Oladipo, Watford, etc., and boy has it shown. February has not been kind to the Hoosiers, as they staggered trough the month going 3-4, with one of those losses coming against Penn State (*cough*). However, Indiana did run up 93 points in their win against Iowa on Thursday evening, so if nothing else, they can score aplenty.

Indiana uses a 1G/4F lineup, although first players off the bench are guards. As mentioned above, they do score aplenty (73 PPG) and as Iowa found out, are capable of going much higher. Coach Crean will likely start “Yogi” Ferrell (6’0”) at guard, and the forwards will be Noah Vonleh (6’10”), Will Sheehy (6’7”), Troy Williams (6’7”) and Jeremy Hollowell (6’8”). Ferrell (17.6), Vonleh (11.6) and Sheehy (10.8) lead the team in scoring, while Vonleh pulls in 9 rebounds per game.

Note: Player and team stats courtesy of statsheet.com

Here are the Indiana University Hoosiers:

No Name Hgt Pos PPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG TPG
11 Kevin Yogi Ferrell 6’0″ G 17.6 42.5 42.4 81.5 2.9 3.8 2.6
1 Noah Vonleh 6’10″ F 11.6 53.5 55.6 71.8 9.1 0.6 2.2
0 Will Sheehey 6’7″ F 10.8 45.7 29.1 70.1 4.0 1.8 2.0
5 Troy Williams 6’7″ F 6.5 46.5 11.5 67.7 4.5 0.9 1.7
33 Jeremy Hollowell 6’8″ F 6.3 36.0 23.3 78.5 3.5 1.0 1.6
22 Stanford Robinson 6’4″ G 6.3 47.6 23.1 53.5 2.5 0.9 1.3
10 Evan Gordon 6’0″ G 5.9 40.8 33.3 79.6 2.4 1.3 1.1
13 Austin Etherington 6’6″ F 2.2 32.5 26.3 78.1 1.5 0.4 0.6
44 Luke Fisher 6’11″ C 2.8 55.6 0.0 77.8 2.1 0.3 0.5
12 Hanner Mosquera-Perea 6’9″ F 2.8 57.1 0.0 72.7 2.1 0.2 0.7
15 Devin Davis 6’7″ F 2.1 51.4 0.0 63.6 2.5 0.0 0.7
24 Jeff Howard 6’8″ F 1.0 50.0 0.0 69.2 0.9 0.3 0.3

 

Ohio State University Buckeyes

The Buckeyes are incredibly in 4th place in the Conference at this point, with an opportunity to hold on to gain a 1st round tourney bye. Of course, a couple wins against Penn State and Nebraska this season would have helped. I guess we’ll have to keep watching to see what happens over the next week.  I don’t know what to say at this point; the Buckeyes have stretches where they look like world-beaters, and stretches where they look absolutely clueless. For a team that’s loaded with juniors and seniors, it’s pretty hard to comprehend.

And, here are your Ohio State Buckeyes:

No Name Hgt Pos PPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG TPG
10 L. Ross 6’8″ F 14.4 43.6 39.2 73.5 5.7 0.9 1.3
32 L. Smith Jr. 6’4″ G 11.6 43.5 35.3 78.4 5.1 1.6 1.1
4 A. Craft 6’2″ G 9.5 49.4 36.6 75.5 3.4 4.6 2.5
23 A. Williams 6’11″ C 8.3 60.1 0.0 68.1 5.8 0.3 1.5
12 S. Thompson 6’7″ F 7.6 44.3 37.1 66.7 2.8 0.8 0.8
3 S. Scott 6’1″ G 7.4 42.5 27.0 68.5 3.6 3.5 1.8
2 M. Loving 6’7″ F 5.0 36.9 24.1 76.6 1.9 0.2 0.6
33 A. Della Valle 6’5″ G 4.3 36.4 34.3 64.3 1.8 0.2 0.7
55 T. McDonald 6’8″ C 2.1 55.3 0.0 29.4 1.5 0.2 0.6
34 J. Lorbach 6’7″ F 0.8 42.9 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.1
24 A. Goldstein 6’3″ G 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
15 K. Williams 6’2″ G 11.0 71.4 0.0 50.0 4.0 0.0 1.0

Wrap-up

Despite the number of points they ring up, I don’t think that Indiana is that good of a team. Of course, if you’re an Indiana fan, you probably think the same of Ohio State. Both sets of fans would be correct. Ohio State needs this win to keep ahead of Iowa and Nebraska, who both appear to have very winnable games on Saturday.

PPG O PPG D RPG Pos/G PPP FG% 3P% FT%
Indiana 73 67 40 69 1.05 44.8% 34.6% 72.5%
Ohio State 70 58 34 65 1.08 45.1% 34.0% 70.1%

The game is Saturday afternoon in Assembly Hall in Bloomington, IN. Tip-off is scheduled for 4:00 PM EST. Television coverage will be provided by CBS.

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