Published: Tue, December 18, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

2018-19 NCAA Basketball Indiana vs Butler: Preview and Prediction

2018-19 NCAA Basketball Indiana vs Butler: Preview and Prediction

Phinisee said that the team was trying to get the ball to fellow freshman and likely lottery pick Romeo Langford the ball with around five seconds left, but Butler wisely denied him the ball at all costs. Make no mistake about it, they have the players to do just that.

Butler came in averaging 3 1/2 more 3's per game than Indiana. If Indiana takes care of all three games, they could find themselves in the top 20 in the rankings before playing at MI. Aaron Thompson and Kamar Baldwin, most notably, are elite perimeter defenders and high-quality playmakers on the offensive end.

Instead, on a day McDermott scored 20 points with a career-high six 3s and Baldwin added 16, Phinisee made sure Butler fell short.

Butler: The Bulldogs picked the wrong time for a shooting drought, going just 1 for 9 during a 7½-minute stretch.

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IN is now 8-2 on the season, 2-0 in the Big Ten. If it's any indication of what the Hoosiers have to come, it's going to be a fun season in Bloomington. That performance put him over 1,000 points for his career, the 52nd player in IN history to reach that mark.

IN has now won its last four games, all by three points or fewer, since its 90-69 loss to Duke.

IN trailed by 11 points in the first half. Aaron Thompson and Nate Fowler each had seven points. The result was a pandemonium-inducing, dead-eye shot that ignited Bankers Life Fieldhouse into a frenzy and sent the Hoosiers bench spilling out onto the court to tackle their teammate. This is a huge game for both teams and I think the difference will be Langford and Morgan. But if he's making his free throws, 7 of 7 tonight, he stepped up and made 3s from the corner. "But at the same time, it feels good to grind out wins".

Indiana: Returns home to face Central Arkansas on Wednesday.

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