Indiana Hoosiers Host UMBC Retrievers in Final Game Before Big Ten Play

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Indiana Hoosiers Host UMBC Retrievers in Final Game Before Big Ten Play
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F Cody Zeller takes flight for a dunk against Howard en route to a 107- 50 victory at Assembly Hall on December 19th,

The Indiana Hoosiers (11-0 overall, 8-0 home) put their undefeated record on the line tonight against Maryland-Baltimore County (1-9 overall, 1-5 away) at Assembly Hall.

This game looks to be a final warm-up game before Tom Crean marches his troops into Big Ten conference play on December 28 at Tom Izzo's No. 20 ranked Michigan State Spartans.

Indiana enters this game happy with their dominating performance against the Howard Bison, winning 107-50.

The UMBC Retrievers come into this matchup having lost their last game against Rider 73-66 in OT.

The Hoosiers go into this game putting up the seventh most points per game in the nation, averaging 84.5 PPG. They also boast the fourth highest field goal percentage in the nation.

Indiana Freshman forward Cody Zeller comes into this game leading the team with averages of 15.3 points per game, 7.4 rebounds per game, 2.3 steals per game and 1.6 blocks per game. 

Zeller has had a monstrous impact on the program and almost immediately reversed everyone's view that Indiana was the doormat of the Big Ten.

Junior Guard Jordan Hulls is third in the nation in three point shooting percentage, shooting 58.5 percent from beyond the arc.

But more importantly, Hulls provides a little bit of everything, averaging 11.7 PPG, 2.2 RPG, 3.6 APG and 1.3 STLPG. He also brings quite a bit of experience to this fairly young Hoosiers squad.

For UMBC, senior guard Chris De La Rosa is the star player averaging 17 PPG, 2 RPG, 10 APG and 1 STLPG.

Another strong performer for the Retrievers is sophomore forward Chase Plummer, who averages 14.2 PPG, a team high 8.9 RPG, 1.2 APG and 1.4 STLPG.

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