Minnesota will play Indiana basketball on January 6, 2018 in a Big Ten game. Find the score and live updates below.
The Gophers are 12-3 heading into the game and winners of their last four, while the Hoosiers are 8-7.
Minnesota vs. Indiana basketball: Score, live updates
Minnesota-Indiana basketball: Game time,
Game time: 5:15 p.m. ET
Location: Williams Arena, Minneapolis, Minnesota
TV channel: ESPN2
Live stream link: WatchESPN.com.
Minnesota-Indiana basketball preview
After opening their season 7-0, the Gophers hit a rough stretch at the end of November into December, falling to Miami, Nebraska and Arkansas in a four-game stretch from with the only win coming against Rutgers.
Since then though, they’ve dispatched four straight non-conference opponents at home.
The Gophers are led offensively by four players in double digits but nobody has performed better than Jordan Murphy, who’s averaging 19.1 points per game.
Behind him is Nate Mason (15.5), Amir Coffey (14) and Reggie Lynch (10).
Both Mason and Coffey are having strong seasons in terms of assists with 58 and 53, respectively. Murphy is leading the team in rebounds with 12.6 and has 21 blocks, though Lynch leads that category with 59.
Freshman Isaiah Washington has been a spark plug for the team off the bench with 37 and also averages 7.9 points per game.
The Hoosiers are 8-7 on the season in Archie Miller’s first season as head coach. They come into the game having lost their last contest to Wisconsin on Tuesday 71-61 after leading at halftime.
They are 1-3 in conference, having defeated Iowa and lost to the Badgers and Michigan.
There are two Hoosier players averaging double-digit scoring, as Juwan Morgan leads the team with 15.4 points per game and Robert Johnson averages 12.7.
Josh Newkirk leads the team in assists with 44, while Devonte Green has 37 and Johnson has 36. The team has struggled on the glass, as Morgan averages seven boards per game but no other Hoosier averages five.
Defensively, Morgan and De’Ron Davis both have 22 blocks, while Morgan leads with 18 steals and Collin Hartman has 16.
The Gophers average 83.8 points per game and allow 70.6, while the Hoosiers are averaging 74.7 and allow 72.4.
3-point wise, the Gophers also have the edge with a .359 percentage, while the Hoosiers sit at .305.
The Hoosiers do win the turnover battle though with 12.9 per game to opponents’ 13.5, but the Gophers do as well with an 11.3 average to other team’s 12.8.
Last year, in the one meeting between the two teams, the Gophers grabbed a close 75-74 win in Minneapolis.