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Five takeaways from Indiana’s win over Rutgers

Indiana moved to 11-3 overall and 1-0 in Big Ten play on Wednesday afternoon with a 79-72 win over Rutgers in Piscataway, New Jersey.

Here’s a look at five takeaways from the win over the Scarlet Knights:

· It wasn’t pretty, but it was a Big Ten road win: No, Rutgers isn’t a team that is going to win many, if any, conference games. But given that Indiana was just 2-3 away from Assembly Hall entering Wednesday’s game, it was important to get a victory, particularly in a game where the Hoosiers had the more talented roster and the better team.

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Five takeaways from Indiana’s win over Kennesaw State

Indiana moved to 10-3 on Tuesday night with a 99-72 win over Kennesaw State at Assembly Hall. It was the fifth straight win for the Hoosiers.

Here’s a look at five takeaways from the win over the Owls:

· Indiana’s offense was as efficient as it has been this season: Against an opponent that was clearly overmatched, Indiana’s offense operated at near peak efficiency on Tuesday night.

The final numbers were silly: IU scored 1.49 points per possession, its highest total this season. Its effective field goal percentage of 75.5 was the third best number of the season. And the turnover percentage was 18.1, a much lower total than we saw in IU’s first few games of the season.

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Kennesaw State visits Bloomington in final non-conference game

Kennesaw State comes to Bloomington today as Indiana’s final non-conference opponent before Big Ten play starts Dec. 30 at Rutgers.

The Owls (3-10) are members of the Atlantic Sun Conference, and are currently ranked No. 324 according to KenPom.

Kennesaw State has played five teams from power five conferences, losing all five to Alabama, LSU, Arizona State, West Virginia and Louisville. The Owls are coming off of a 78-66 loss to Chattanooga on Friday.

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