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COLLEGE BASKETBALL: JAN 15 Wisconsin at Rutgers

Rutgers (7-6; 3-6) at Indiana (9-6; 4-4)

How To Watch, Listen, News & Notes

Where: Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana

Tip-off: Sunday, January 24 at 12:00 p.m. ET

TV: BTN - Brandon Gaudin and Stephen Bardo

Radio: Live Listen - Rutgers Sports Properties Radio Network - WCTC 1450 AM/WOR 710 AM/XM 381, Jerry Recco & Mark Peterson; WRSU 88.7 FM - Raj Shah and Chris Tsakonas

KenPom Rankings: Rutgers is 46, which is 7 spots worse since the 8 point loss at Penn State on Thursday; Indiana is 23, which is 10 spots worse better since a 12 point win at Iowa on Thursday.

Efficiency Rankings: Rutgers - Offense 109.2 (59th) Defense 93.2 (37th); Indiana - Offense 110.9 (43rd) Defense 91.2 (15th)

KenPom Prediction: Indiana 70 Rutgers 65; Rutgers is given a 33% chance to win.

OTB Guide to KenPom

Vegas Line: Indiana -4.5

Series History: Indiana leads the all-time series 7-3, but Rutgers won the lone meeting last season 59-50 at the RAC on January 15, 2020.

Indiana SB Nation Site: The Crimson Quarry

Key Contributors

Indiana - 6’9” sophomore Trayce Jackson-Davis (20.6 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.8 blocks, 1.5 assists, 54.2% FG); 6’4” sophomore Armaan Franklin (12.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.5 steals, 43.1% 3-pt FG); 6’4” senior Aljami Durham (10.8 points, 3.6 rebounds, 3.2 assists); 6’8” redshirt junior Race Thompson (9.1 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.4 blocks, 54.5% FG); 6’1” junior Rob Phinisee (8.4 points, 3.1 assists, 2.0 rebounds, 34.6% 3-pt FG); 6’7” redshirt sophomore Jerome Hunter (5.0 points, 2.9 rebounds, 35.9% 3-pt FG); 6’4” freshman Trey Galloway (4.9 points, 2.1 assists, 2.1 rebounds); 6’5” freshman Anthony Leal (2.1 points, 1.4 rebounds, 1.2 assists)

Rutgers - 6’6” junior Ron Harper Jr. (18.6 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 41.6% 3-pt FG); 6’2” senior Jacob Young (15.2 points, 4.2 assists, 2.2 steals, 2.2 rebounds, 37.5% 3-pt FG); 6’4” junior Montez Mathis (12.2 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 37.8 % 3-pt FG); 6’4” Geo Baker (8.7 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.0 steal); 6’10” redshirt junior Myles Johnson (8.1 points, 8.6 rebounds, 2.0 blocks, 1.3 steals, 1.1 assists, 61.3% FG); 6’6” sophomore Paul Mulcahy (6.1 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 38.1% 3-pt FG); 6’7” junior Caleb McConnell (4.8 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.0 steal) 6’11” Cliff Omoruyi (4.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, 62.5% FG)

Game Preview

Is today the day that Rutgers finally ends this losing streak and earns a victory in the year 2021? They face an Indiana team coming off its best win of the season in stunning Iowa on the road three days ago. Rutgers has a chance to right the ship at the midway point of Big Ten play with a win against the Hoosiers. It will take a complete team effort to do it. Join us in the comment section during the game!