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The “B1G Second Round” Game Thread: No. 7 Rutgers vs. No. 10 Indiana

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NCAA Basketball: Indiana at Rutgers Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

2021 Big Ten Tournament

No. 7 Rutgers (14-10; 10-10) vs. No. 10 Indiana (12-14; 7-12)

How To Watch, Listen, News & Notes

Where: Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana

Tip-off: Thursday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m. ET

TV: BTN - Brandon Gaudin and Shon Morris

Radio: Live Listen - Rutgers Sports Properties Radio Network - WCTC 1450 AM/WOR 710 AM, Jerry Recco & Joe Boylan; WRSU 88.7 FM

KenPom Rankings: Rutgers is 33, which is one spot worse since a 7 point overtime win over Minnesota on Saturday. Indiana is 39, which is one spot better since a 9 point loss to Purdue on Saturday.

Efficiency Rankings: Rutgers - Offense 109.5 (68th) Defense 90.4 (17th); Indiana - Offense 110.9 (55th) Defense 93.4 (43rd)

KenPom Prediction: Rutgers 67 Indiana 65. Rutgers is given a 54% chance to win.

OTB Guide to KenPom

Vegas Line: Rutgers -3

Series History: Indiana leads the all-time series 7-5, but Rutgers has won five of the past six meetings including both this season with a 74-70 victory on the road on January 24 and a 74-63 win on senior night at the RAC on February 24.

Indiana SB Nation Site: Crimson Quarry

Key Contributors

Indiana - 6’9” sophomore Trayce Jackson-Davis (19.1 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.4 blocks, 51.5% FG); 6’4” sophomore Armaan Franklin (11.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.2 steals, 45.0% 3-pt FG); 6’4” senior Aljami Durham (11.4 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 38.5% 3-pt FG); 6’8” redshirt junior Race Thompson (9.3 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.3 blocks, 1.0 steal, 52.8% FG); 6’1” junior Rob Phinisee (7.2 points, 2.7 assists, 2.3 rebounds, 26.6% 3-pt FG); 6’7” redshirt sophomore Jerome Hunter (6.3 points, 3.0 rebounds, 34.3% 3-pt FG); 6’4” freshman Trey Galloway (3.8 points, 1.9 rebounds, 1.6 assists); 6’6” freshman Jordan Geronimo (2.4 points, 1.8 rebounds); 6’2” freshman Khristian Lander (2.1 points, 1.2 assists); 6’5” freshman Anthony Leal (1.6 points, 1.4 rebounds, 1.0 assist)

Rutgers - 6’6” junior Ron Harper Jr. (15.3 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 32.3% 3-pt FG); 6’2” senior Jacob Young (14.5 points, 3.5 assists, 2.0 rebounds, 1.8 steals, 36.6% 3-pt FG); 6’4” Geo Baker (10.2 points, 3.3 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.3 steals, 32.0% 3-pt FG); 6’4” junior Montez Mathis (8.9 points, 3.1 rebounds, 29.9 % 3-pt FG); 6’10” redshirt junior Myles Johnson (8.3 points, 8.6 rebounds, 2.5 blocks, 1.0 steal, 63.8% FG); 6’6” sophomore Paul Mulcahy (5.7 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 37.8% 3-pt FG); 6’7” junior Caleb McConnell (5.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.7 steals, 1.6 assists); 6’11” Cliff Omoruyi (3.9 points, 4.1 rebounds, 67.4% FG)

Game Preview

The postseason is finally here. Rutgers looks to beat Indiana for a third straight time this season while building positive momentum as March officially begins. Join us during the game in the comment section.