Live Coverage: Penn State basketball at Indiana

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Live Coverage: Penn State basketball at Indiana

David Eckert01/26/22
Article written by:David EckertDavid Eckert

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Penn State big man John Harrar during a win over Northwestern (Getty Images.)

Penn State Nittany Lions basketball travels to Assembly Hall to take on Indiana Wednesday at 8:30 p.m.

Follow along inside the Lions Den as reporters David Eckert and Nate Bauer provide their analysis on the game.

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Penn State vs Indiana: Scouting the Hoosiers

Indiana sits at 14-5, and 5-4 in Big Ten play in Mike Woodson’s first season at the helm.

The Hoosiers have had a true roller coaster of a week. They beat then-No. 4 Purdue in dramatic fashion last Thursday, then got hammered by an underperforming Michigan team at home on Sunday, 80-62.

They’ll be looking to bounce back when they take on Penn State.

Indiana is efficient on offense and suffocating on defense. The Hoosiers shoot 47.5 percent from the field, which ranks 37th in the country. On the other end, they hold their opponents to just under 38 percent, good enough for 12th nationally. KenPom ranks Indiana as the 18th best defense in the country.

Individually, the hosts are led by forward Trayce Jackson-Davis. He averages 18.6 points per game on 60.1 percent shooting, and grabs 8.6 rebounds per game.

Penn State typically succeeds in limiting the opposition’s best player, but Jackson-Davis scored 20 points when the Hoosiers visited State College.

Setting the odds

Penn State is an 8.5-point underdog in this game, according to the Vegas Insider Consensus. The over/under is set at 128 points.