The Hoosiers travel to Cincinnati to take on Xavier in their first road game of the season, and Indiana basketball has a chance to earn a huge victory.
In the two games this season for the Hoosiers this season, Indiana is allowing opponents just 51.0 points per game, including just 49 points to Bethune-Cookman in their last game. Now, the offense for Mike Woodson has found its groove averaging 94.5 points in the first two games.
For the Musketeers, they have limited opponents to 67.3 points per game, facing three underwhelming teams. The offense for Xavier struggled in its last game, winning just 78-65 against Fairfield, but they are averaging 86.7 points per game through three games.
Surprisingly, Xavier has scored 70 points in four of their last five games against Big Ten opponents.
With all of this in mind, the Hoosiers are coming off a full week of rest (101-49 win vs. Bethune-Cookman on 11/10), while Xavier is on just two days of rest (78-65 win vs. Fairfield on 11/15).
Both teams will struggle to shoot from deep and I fully expect this to be a battle to 65 points. Whoever gets to 65 points first, wins.