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The “Senior Night” Game Thread: Indiana at Rutgers

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Indiana (12-10; 7-8) at Rutgers (12-9; 8-9)

How To Watch, Listen, News & Notes

Where: The RAC in Piscataway, New Jersey

Tip-off: Wednesday, February 24 at 8:00 p.m. ET

TV: BTN - Kevin Kugler and Stephen Bardo

Radio: Live Listen - Rutgers Sports Properties Radio Network - WCTC 1450 AM/WOR 710 AM/Sirius 372/XM 372, Jerry Recco & Joe Boylan; WRSU 88.7 FM - Chris Tsakonas & Raj Shah

KenPom Rankings: Rutgers is 29, which is three spots worse since a 9 point loss to Maryland on Sunday. Indiana is 34, which is six spots worse since a 7 point loss to Michigan State on Saturday.

Efficiency Rankings: Rutgers - Offense 110.2 (61st) Defense 90.7 (13th); Indiana - Offense 112.3 (40th) Defense 94.0 (36th)

KenPom Prediction: Rutgers 67 Indiana 64. Rutgers is given a 61% chance to win.

OTB Guide to KenPom

Vegas Line: Rutgers -4

Series History: Indiana leads the all-time series 7-4, but Rutgers has won four of the past five meetings including a 74-70 victory on the road on January 24 of this season.

Indiana SB Nation Site: Crimson Quarry

Key Contributors

Indiana - 6’9” sophomore Trayce Jackson-Davis (20.2 points, 9.4 rebounds, 1.6 blocks, 1.4 assists, 53.7% FG); 6’4” sophomore Armaan Franklin (12.2 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.3 steals, 45.6% 3-pt FG); 6’4” senior Aljami Durham (11.1 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 36.7% 3-pt FG); 6’8” redshirt junior Race Thompson (9.9 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.3 blocks, 1.1 steals, 53.1% FG); 6’1” junior Rob Phinisee (7.0 points, 2.8 assists, 2.0 rebounds, 28.4% 3-pt FG); 6’7” redshirt sophomore Jerome Hunter (6.1 points, 2.8 rebounds, 40.7% 3-pt FG); 6’4” freshman Trey Galloway (3.9 points, 1.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists)

Rutgers - 6’6” junior Ron Harper Jr. (15.5 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 31.2% 3-pt FG); 6’2” senior Jacob Young (14.4 points, 3.2 assists, 1.9 rebounds, 1.8 steals, 40.3% 3-pt FG); 6’4” Geo Baker (9.9 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.3 steals, 29.9% 3-pt FG); 6’4” junior Montez Mathis (9.1 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 32.2 % 3-pt FG); 6’10” redshirt junior Myles Johnson (8.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.3 blocks, 1.1 steals, 66.4% FG); 6’7” junior Caleb McConnell (6.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.6 steals); 6’6” sophomore Paul Mulcahy (5.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 36.8% 3-pt FG); 6’11” Cliff Omoruyi (4.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, 69.2% FG)

Game Preview

Senior night. A crucial game to get Rutgers one win closer to the NCAA Tournament. It’s a big night and a gut check game for Rutgers after a lackluster person Sunday in a loss to Maryland. They’ve won four of the past five meetings against Indiana and will look to keep that going tonight. Join us during the action in the comment section.