Indiana and South Florida meet in a nonconference basketball game at 6 p.m. ET Sunday, November 19, 2017. Find the game time, TV channel and live stream information below.
Archie Miller’s Indiana tenure got off to a decidedly not great start with an 90-69 loss to Indiana State, and things haven’t gotten much better since. The Hoosiers followed that up with an 86-77 win over Howard, then an 84-68 loss to No. 22 Seton Hall. South Florida is 2-1, though its wins came over lowly Florida Atlantic and Stetson.
How to watch Indiana-South Florida
Indiana vs. South Florida will be televised on BTN. Find BTN in your area here.
Here’s where you can stream Indiana-South Florida online
The Indiana vs. South Florida live stream is on BTN2go.com.
Where to listen to Indiana-South Florida on the radio
Listen to Indiana vs. South Florida on the IU Radio Network, with Don Fischer, Errek Suhr and Mike Glasscott on the call.
Indiana-South Florida preview
Indiana’s the favorite here, even after its early-season struggles. South Florida’s basketball program hasn’t been to the NCAA Tournament since 2012, and has only won a single conference tournament game in that span. South Florida fired head coach Orlando Antigua in the middle of a 7-23 campaign last season, bringing in former Georgia Tech coach Brian Gregory with the goal of jumping out of the AAC’s cellar. The Bulls’ win on Wednesday was Gregory’s 250th of his career.
Indiana’s defense has been a relative disaster in this young season. The Hoosiers allowed 90 points to an Indiana State team that KenPoms metrics grade as having the 263rd-best offense in the country. The Sycamores then scored 64 and 44 points in their next two games. Tightening up on defense will be focus No. 1 on Sunday.
“Great effort on the ball. That’s step one,” Miller said, per the IndyStar’s Zach Osterman. “I think watching every 3-point shot that’s made on our team, going through it again, what’s the big thing? Well, we don’t work on the ball, we don’t approach the ball well. I think that’s where it starts on our team.”
“It’ll take time,” Miller said. “You have one guy break down and with four seconds on the shot clock, goes for a shot fake or goes for a steal when he’s not supposed to, and you’re out of position with three on the shot clock, and you foul a 3-point shooter. Things like that are hurting us.”
Indiana has its own issues on offense, too. KenPom’s metrics grade Indiana’s offense at No. 63 and its defense at 187, though each has been sinking this season. The Hoosiers lack a go-to scorer, with De’Ron Davis, Robert Johnson and Aljami Durham averaging double figure points. Davis has stepped up as a threat down low in his sophomore season, but also was limited to four points against Seton Hall. Johnson has yet to break out as a high-volume scorer, but he’s still reliable. Durham, a freshman, has been solid early on, but is still inexperienced.
KenPom projects Indiana to win, 77-64, at Assembly Hall. A result like that would allow the Hoosiers to take a bit of a deep breath before playing Arkansas and Eastern Michigan, two very beatable teams, followed by Duke on Nov. 29.