|Indiana||C Zeller 16.6||C Zeller 8.1||K Ferrell 4.3|
|Minnesota||A Hollins 13.6||T Mbakwe 8.5||A Hollins 3.3|
On Tuesday, No. 1 Indiana travels to Williams Arena to take on Minnesota. The game tips off at 7 p.m. EST and it can be seen on ESPN. The Hoosiers defeated the Golden Gophers 88-81 on Jan. 12 and are 4-5 against them over the past four years.
Minnesota is in seventh place in the conference and Indiana is in first place.
In a 72-68 triumph over Michigan State on Feb. 19, Victor Oladipo put up 19 points and 9 rebounds for the Hoosiers. He tallies 14 points per game in addition to a team-best 2.4 steals per game. For the Golden Gophers, Andre Hollins put up 11 points and 8 rebounds in the 71-45 loss to Ohio State on Feb. 20. He leads the team in points with 13.6 per game and assists with 3.3 per game.
Indiana has a statistical advantage over Minnesota in one significant category, scoring, where the Hoosiers have an edge over the Golden Gophers, 82 points per game to 69 points per game. From a tempo-free perspective, Minnesota is strong in the following categories: offensive rebounding percentage at 44.8 percent and free throw rate at 42.7 percent.
- A for effort, but Indiana has emerged victorious against Minnesota the last two times they've played.
- Christian Watford is ranked 7th in the Big Ten in rebounds.
- Kevin Ferrell is ranked 3rd in the Big Ten in assists.
- It's only wins and losses, but Indiana has a better overall record than Minnesota this season (24-3 vs. 18-9).
- Be afraid. Indiana has blown out more teams than Minnesota this season (15 blowouts vs. six).
- Indiana has a better record on the road than Minnesota this season (6-1 vs. 3-6).
- Cody Zeller is ranked 4th in the Big Ten in points, 2nd in the Big Ten in rebounds, and 6th in the Big Ten in blocks.
- Indiana is a better three-point shooting team (42.8 percent vs. 33.2 percent) than Minnesota this season.
- Indiana has a potent offense, scoring more points (82.5 per game vs. 69.1 per game) than Minnesota this season.
- The Indiana steals leader (Victor Oladipo, 64 steals) has more steals than the Minnesota steals leader (Austin Hollins, 50 steals).