|NIT - Second Round|
|Last 5 Games||4-1||+4.2||3-2||2-3||74.8||33.8||48.2%||30.2||65.8||30.4||40.8%||36.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||75.7||35.8||26-59||44.8%||8-22||34.6%||15-23||66.8%||34||9||16||20||8||13||5|
|vs opponents surrendering||70.2||32.9||25-58||42.9%||7-22||33.6%||13-19||70.1%||34||9||13||18||6||14||3|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||74.1||34.5||26-59||44.1%||8-22||36.2%||14-21||67.4%||34||9||14||21||8||14||4|
|Stats Against (All Games)||72.6||34.6||24-57||42.4%||8-24||33.5%||16-24||69.1%||38||11||13||22||6||16||3|
|vs opponents averaging||73.3||35||26-58||44.6%||8-22||34.0%||14-20||71.0%||36||9||13||18||7||13||4|
|Stats Against (Road Games)||74.8||35.7||24-56||42.6%||8-23||36.1%||19-26||72.4%||38||11||14||20||7||15||4|
|Last 5 Games||4-1||+3.1||4-1||4-1||81.6||37.6||48.4%||35.2||72.0||37.6||45.2%||34.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||72.1||33.4||26-57||46.1%||6-19||31.3%||13-20||65.8%||36||8||13||17||6||12||4|
|vs opponents surrendering||69.3||32.4||25-58||42.8%||7-22||33.2%||13-18||70.0%||35||9||13||18||6||13||3|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||74.0||34.7||27-56||48.5%||6-19||30.4%||14-21||63.7%||36||8||14||16||7||12||4|
|Stats Against (All Games)||67.9||33.0||25-59||42.2%||7-22||33.0%||11-17||64.4%||35||9||14||19||6||13||4|
|vs opponents averaging||72.5||34.2||26-58||44.0%||8-22||34.4%||14-19||71.4%||36||9||14||18||6||12||4|
|Stats Against (Home Games)||63.1||31.2||23-58||40.2%||7-23||30.9%||9-14||65.4%||34||9||11||19||6||14||2|
|Average power rating of opponents played: ARKANSAS 80.9, INDIANA 81.7|
|2/9/2019||@ S CAROLINA||65-77||L||1.5||L||153||U||22-57||38.6%||29||14||26-48||54.2%||36||21|
|3/23/2019||@ INDIANA|| || || || || || || || || || || || || || |
|2/2/2019||@ MICHIGAN ST||79-75||W||14||W||138||O||28-72||38.9%||48||13||29-64||45.3%||40||10|
|3/23/2019||ARKANSAS|| || || || || || || || || || || || || || |
|ARKANSAS: Last season: 23-12, lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament to Butler.
Coach: Mike Anderson.
Conference: Southeastern Conference.
Who's gone: Six of Arkansas' top seven leading scorers, including the dynamic All-SEC guard duo of Jaylen Baford and Daryl Macon ' who combined to average 34.7 points per game a year ago. Point guard Anton Beard and forwards Dustin Thomas, Trey Thompson and Arlando Cook are also gone due to graduation, while guard C.J. Jones (Middle Tennessee State) and Darious Hall (DePaul) transferred.
Who's back: The Razorbacks return only three scholarship players, led by All-SEC forward Daniel Gafford. The athletic 6-foot-11 sophomore averaged 11.8 points and 6.2 rebounds ' shooting 60.5 percent from the field ' in only 23 minutes per game a year ago as a freshman, and he's projected as a lottery pick in next year's NBA draft. Also returning is junior Adrio Bailey (4.1 ppg) and sophomore Gabe Osabuohien (1.1 ppg).
Who's new: The vast majority of the overhauled roster from a year ago, with transfers Jalen Harris and Mason Jones expected to perform well early thanks to their experience. Harris, a 6-foot-2 point guard, sat out last season after transferring from New Mexico, and Jones averaged 15.5 points per game last year in junior college. Also, freshman Isaiah Joe scored 31 points on 9-of-14 shooting on 3-pointers in Arkansas' Red-White scrimmage and is expected to fill a large void from the outside for a Razorbacks team that returns only one player who hit a 3-pointer last season.
The Skinny: Despite having reached the NCAA Tournament in three of the last four seasons, Anderson is under continued pressure to live up to the lofty standards set by his mentor, Hall of Fame coach Nolan Richardson. The chances of a fourth NCAA trip in five seasons aren't great with such an overhauled roster, but the return of Gafford should provide plenty of high-flying excitement.
Expectations: The Razorbacks were picked to finish 10th in the much-improved SEC this season, a reflection of the roster turnover. Gafford, however, is enough to give Arkansas a chance just about any time it steps on the court.
|INDIANA: Last season: 16-15, lost to Rutgers in first round of Big Ten Tournament.
Coach: Archie Miller.
Conference: Big Ten.
Who's gone: Guard Robert Johnson, guard Josh Newkirk, forward Colin Hartman, forward Freddie McSwain Jr.
Who's back: Juwan Morgan returns after declaring for the NBA draft following his best season (16.5 points per game, 7.4 rebounds, 1.4 blocks). Forward De'Ron Davis (9.6 ppg, 4.3 rpg) started 15 games before a torn Achilles tendon cost him almost the entire conference season. Forward Zach McRoberts started his career at Vermont before becoming Indiana's best defensive player last season. Guard Devonte Green finished his sophomore season strong 7.6 ppg, 2.5 assists) and demonstrated he could be a key player in an even stronger rotation this season.
Who's new: The Hoosiers welcome one of the Big Ten's top freshmen classes, the prize being guard Romeo Langford ' the state's reigning Mr. Basketball Award winner and the best in-state recruit to choose Indiana since Cody Zeller. Guard Rob Phinisee and forward Damezi Anderson also earned all-state honors after scoring more than 2,000 points in high school. Forwards Jake Forrester and Jerome Hunter also could be in the mix. Graduate transfer Evan Fitzner, a 6-foot-10 forward from St. Mary's (California) can stretch the floor after making 41.4 percent of his 3-pointers in three seasons.
The Skinny: This roster looks far different from the one Miller inherited. Morgan is the tested leader. McRoberts will be the defensive stopper. Davis, if healthy, provides size inside and Green, Justin Smith and Aljami Durham each possess enough athleticism to make a difference. With the addition of the five talented freshmen and Fitzner, Miller has more depth and overall talent than last season.
Expectations: The Las Vegas oddsmakers certainly expect the Hoosiers to be better. They're giving them a 40-1 shot of winning a sixth national title. Michigan and Michigan State, at 35-1, are the only Big Ten schools listed ahead of Indiana.
|Last Updated: 2/20/2020 9:34:30 AM EST|