Indiana basketball vs. Bethune-Cookman: Six takeaways from 52-point win

Indiana Hoosiers forward Malik Reneau (5) congratulates teammates Indiana Hoosiers guard Jalen Hood-Schifino (1) and Indiana Hoosiers guard Xavier Johnson (0). (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Indiana Hoosiers forward Malik Reneau (5) congratulates teammates Indiana Hoosiers guard Jalen Hood-Schifino (1) and Indiana Hoosiers guard Xavier Johnson (0). (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) /
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Indiana Hoosiers forward Miller Kopp (12). Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports /

#4. Hoosiers hit 10 three-pointers on 41.7 percent shooting from beyond the arc

Yeah, you read that right. Indiana basketball knocked down 10-of-24 (41.7 percent) three-pointers in Thursday’s domination of the Wildcats. Miller Kopp was 4-for-6 from deep, leading the Hoosiers’ three-point barrage. If we were any other power conference team that has been decent shooting for the past couple of seasons, this wouldn’t be of any significance. But we haven’t.

Over the past five seasons, the Hoosiers have ranked in the bottom 100 in all of Division I in three-pointers made, attempted, and percentage. So that means, out of the 358 Division I basketball teams, Indiana basketball ranks 258th or worse in each of those categories since 2018-19.

  • 765 3PM (tied for 278th in DI)
  • 2,358 3PA (266th in DI)
  • 32.4 3P% (285th in DI)

If the Hoosiers can improve these numbers just slightly, that will create so many more opportunities on offense for Trayce Jackson-Davis and others to control the paint and create off paint touches.

It’s a whole different ball game if Indiana can shoot the way they did on Thursday night. Not sure many teams in college hoops can beat the Hoosiers if we get hot from deep.