**Iowa vs. Indiana Basketball - 2/13/20 - 7pm - BTN**

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The big margin of victory helped Iowa recover and get back up in the KenPom rankings to #17 and could move up to #16 by the time the game is played.

Indiana is #46 and mediocre on offense and defense. They aren't overly tough at home like Purdue is. This should be a game that Iowa can win if the offense is clicking and the defense is decent. I think they are similar to Cincinnati except their defense isn't nearly as good.

Win this game and Iowa is a virtual lock for the NCAA Tournament.
 
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I’d like to think they’re well rested which would be nice because we’re probably gonna need heavy minutes from the big three to win.
 

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Seems like a game Indiana and Archie Miller really need to win.
 

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Iowa has at least won same games at Indiana recently. I had no confidence they’d win at Purdue. I like their chances here.
 

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Seems like a game Indiana and Archie Miller really need to win.
I don't see much of a path for them getting into the NCAA Tournament unless they win this game. They would be 5-8 and would need to go 5-2 the rest of the way to get in.

In reality I don't think they are that good of a team. There is nothing they do particularly well and are ranked #46 for a reason. They remind me of a shittier Illinois that had a lot of coin flip luck early in the season and now reality has caught up with them losing 4 in a row.

Could be wrong, but think they are much more likely headed for a collapse and trip to the NIT than they are to turning it around and making the NCAA Tournament.
 

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Big Ten refs will be in full Fuck Iowa mode. It's going to take some great shooting.
 

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What’s the spread?
 

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Also, thank you.
 

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It seems the key to beating Iowa is to take out Wieskamp. Garza is going to get his numbers regardless.
Wieskamps road shooting numbers from outside are not good.
 

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If Connor is able to maintain some of his shooting confidence from Saturday, Iowa will be tough to beat.

Iowa was clearly tired against Purdue. (Not sure fresh legs would’ve mattered)
 
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Lol I’m sorry Chad, but framing this as some galvanizing moment in the face of adversity is laughable. The team will more than likely be better for it on Thursday as the best players will be on the court more. If it was a season long thing yeah there’d be a depth issue, but as long as Garza stays out of foul trouble this isn’t exactly a problem with respect to the chance of winning the game.
 

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This was the one game last year where Garza was actually in foul trouble all night.
 
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Indiana defensive rankings in the Big Ten:
-11th in efficiency
-11th in effective FG%
-11th in turnover percentage
-1st in defensive rebound percentage
-11th in free throw attempts
-12th in 3P%, 11th in 2P%

Offensive rankings:
-12th in efficiency
-10th in effective FG%
-14th in turnover percentage
-4th in offensive rebounding
-1st in getting to the line
-11th in 3P%, 7th in 2P%, 11th in FT%

They're gonna be desperate with a great crowd and Archie has been doing the threatening to only play guys who want to play. Will probably come out with a ton of energy. Withstand that, have a decent start and win this fucking game.
 
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Indiana defensive rankings in the Big Ten:
-11th in efficiency
-11th in effective FG%
-11th in turnover percentage
-1st in defensive rebound percentage
-11th in free throw attempts
-12th in 3P%, 11th in 2P%

Offensive rankings:
-12th in efficiency
-10th in effective FG%
-14th in turnover percentage
-4th in offensive rebounding
-1st in getting to the line
-11th in 3P%, 7th in 2P%, 11th in FT%

They're gonna be desperate with a great crowd and Archie has been doing the threatening to only play guys who want to play. Will probably come out with a ton of energy. Withstand that, have a decent start and win this fucking game.
So basically bust ass on rebounds and don't get in foul trouble.
 
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I just want to see a strong showing with Indiana not making three 3 pointers at the under 12 timeout.
 
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