Saturday, January 06, 2018 1:00 am
Indiana at Minnesota
When: 5:15 p.m. today
Where: Williams Arena, Minneapolis
Records: Indiana (8-7, 1-2 Big Ten), Minnesota (13-3, 2-1)
Outlook: Coach Archie Miller announced that forward De'Ron Davis suffered a lower leg injury in practice Thursday. “It was a non-contact injury,” Miller said. “He'll be out indefinitely until we had a 100% clear indication of what that is.” ... The Hoosiers are coming off a 71-61 loss at Wisconsin on Tuesday. Collin Hartman scored a career-high 18 points in the loss, tying a career best with four 3-point field goals. ... Redshirt junior walk-on Zach McRoberts made his fourth career start against the Badgers. He has averaged 6 points in the last four games. He scored a career-high nine points against IPFW. ... Indiana leads the all-time series against the Gophers 99-68. Minnesota won the last meeting with a 75-74 victory on Feb. 15, 2017. ... Minnesota suspended star Reggie Lynch on Friday after the school's Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Office found that he is responsible for sexual misconduct, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. A source close to Lynch said the 23-year-old, in his final year of athletic eligibility, denies the allegation and will appeal the suspension, which begins Tuesday. Athletic director Mark Coyle said the 6-10, 250-pound senior can still practice with the team and will remain an enrolled student during the appeal process but won't play. The suspension comes after a second woman accused him of assault, according to reports Friday. ... Minnesota defeated Illinois 77-76 on Wednesday. Jordan Murphy had 17 points and 17 rebounds and Nate Mason had 17 points and six assists in the win. ... The Gophers are riding a five-game winning streak dating to a 95-79 loss to Arkansas on Dec. 9. The streak includes wins over Drake (68-67, Dec. 11), Oral Roberts (77-63, Dec. 21), Florida Atlantic (95-60, Dec. 23), Harvard (65-55, Dec. 30) and Illinois. ... Murphy leads the team with 19.1 points and 12.6 rebounds per game.
Up next: Indiana returns to Assembly Hall to play host to Penn State on Tuesday.
– Aubree Reichel, The Journal Gazette