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When: Saturday 12/1 at 1pm ET on BTN

Vegas: IU -8.5

ESPN: 66% chance of IU victory

KenPom: IU: #23, Northwestern: #47. 74% chance of IU victory, predicts final score of IU 74, Northwestern 67

IU Scouting Report

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Northwestern Scouting Report

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Our shooting is significantly better, with a higher 2P and 3P%. Northwestern does not shoot the ball particularly well, but they take better care of the ball and shoot free throws at a much better rate.

Defensively things are more even. We are very similar in FG% allowed, turnovers forced and offensive boards allowed. We do a better job defending the 3, while they are better at defending the paint.

If we limit turnovers, our superior shooting should see us coming out on top of this one. Containing Vic Law will be paramount.

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30 minutes ago, CauseThatsMyDJ said:

Game Preview

When: Saturday 12/1 at 1pm ET on BTN

Vegas: TBD

ESPN: 66% chance of IU victory

KenPom: IU: #23, Northwestern: #47. 74% chance of IU victory, predicts final score of IU 74, Northwestern 67

IU Scouting Report

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Northwestern Scouting Report

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Our shooting is significantly better, with a higher 2P and 3P%. Northwestern does not shoot the ball particularly well, but they take better care of the ball and shoot free throws at a much better rate.

Defensively things are more even. We are very similar in FG% allowed, turnovers forced and offensive boards allowed. We do a better job defending the 3, while they are better at defending the paint.

If we limit turnovers, our superior shooting should see us coming out on top of this one. Containing Vic Law will be paramount.

Coming off that Duke beat down, I think we win this one running away. Northwestern is well coached, and well organized/disciplined, but our guys, at home and after that beat down, are going to come out focused and intense.  

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4 minutes ago, Hoosierhoopster said:

^^ You're not crazy, we mostly have streaky shooters, however, we have Fitzner from the outside. I'd like to see him utilized more, the guy can flat out shoot. 

Agree. When Fitzner's out on the court, gotta make sure to set him up for shots often. When nothing was working against Duke in hostile Cameron indoor, it was Fitzner who could still knock down shot after shot. 

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16 minutes ago, Hoosierhoopster said:

^^ You're not crazy, we mostly have streaky shooters, however, we have Fitzner from the outside. I'd like to see him utilized more, the guy can flat out shoot. 

So far, Fitz has been the streakiest of the streaky...In 3 game spurts

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40 minutes ago, addictedtoIU said:

Agree. When Fitzner's out on the court, gotta make sure to set him up for shots often. When nothing was working against Duke in hostile Cameron indoor, it was Fitzner who could still knock down shot after shot. 

Yes, but please don't let him bring the ball up the court or try to pass to him at the time line.

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