|James Madison||R Goins 12.4||R Goins 7.4||D Moore 4.9|
|Indiana||C Zeller 16.9||C Zeller 8.2||K Ferrell 4.2|
No. 1-seeded Indiana matches up against 16th-seeded James Madison in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at University of Dayton Arena on Friday. The game gets underway at 4:20 p.m. ET and you can catch it on TBS. The Hoosiers have not played the Dukes since the 1987-88 season, when they won 84-52.
In spite of 14 points from Christian Watford, the Hoosiers came up short 68-56 against Wisconsin on Mar. 16. He contributes 6.2 rebounds per game in addition to his 12.5 points per game. For the Dukes, Andre Nation finished with 14 points and seven rebounds in the 68-55 win over Long Island on Mar. 20. With 1.5 steals per game and 1.4 blocks per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.
Indiana has an advantage over James Madison in one key statistical category, scoring, where the Hoosiers appear to have the edge over the Dukes, 80 points per game to 65.3 points per game. A key area of strength for James Madison is turnover percentage at 17.3, which ranks first in their conference (and 37th nationally).
James Madison StatSmack
- Indiana allows fewer rebounds (30.9 allowed per game vs. 34.3 allowed per game) than James Madison this season.
- Indiana has a better record on the road than James Madison this season (7-2 vs. 4-9).
- The Big Ten has had four more Final Four teams than the CAA over the past 10 years.
- Indiana has more wins over the last 5 years than James Madison (106 vs. 100).
- The Big Ten has had a better winning percentage in the NCAA Tournament over the past 10 years (58.4 vs. 48.1).
- Indiana has a potent offense, scoring more points (80.8 per game vs. 65.2 per game) than James Madison this season.
- The Big Ten has a conference RPI that is better than the CAA (No. 2 vs. No. 24).
- Diaper Dandies love Indiana. Indiana has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than James Madison (19 vs. 3).
- Indiana has a much better NCSA Academic Ranking than James Madison (No. 71 vs. No. 104).
- Since 1998, Indiana has recruited more Top 50 high school players than James Madison (11 vs. zero).
- The Big Ten has a much better non-conference game winning percentage than the CAA (80.0 percent vs. 39.9 percent).