Indiana basketball hosts Little Rock on Wednesday after a strong start to the 2022-23 season, and the Hoosiers show out… including a career night for a freshman?
After back-to-back impressive performances put on by Trayce Jackson-Davis and the Hoosiers, Indiana focuses their attention on back-to-back home games against Little Rock and Jackson State, nearly a week before the showdown against No. 1 North Carolina.
Here are my three bold predictions for the No. 11 Hoosiers hosting Little Rock on Wednesday in Bloomington:
Three bold predictions for No. 11 Indiana basketball vs. Little Rock
#3. Jalen Hood-Schifino stays aggressive on offense, but dishes out 8+ assists
Since his first college game where he took just four shots against Morehead State, Hood-Schifino has increased his field goal attempts in each game and attempted a career-high 12 field goals on Sunday against Miami (Ohio), just two days after shooting 1-for-9 from the field against Xavier.
For the Hoosiers to be successful this season, the freshman five-star guard needs to stay aggressive on the offensive end to pull attention off of Trayce Jackson-Davis, but also give Indiana another primary scoring option.
Hood-Schifino will be aggressive yet again in this game, getting up at least eight shot attempts in less than 25 minutes of action, but I believe he will be looking to drive and dish to shooters as well, recording at least eight assists on Wednesday.