Three Hawkeyes to keep an eye on for Indiana basketball on Thursday

Iowa forward Kris Murray, Indiana forward Trayce Jackson-Davis
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Indiana Hoosiers forward Trayce Jackson-Davis (23), Iowa Hawkeyes forward Filip Rebraca (0). Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports /

2. Filip Rebraca – Senior Forward – #0

2022-23 stats: 14 GP, 30.5 MIN, 14.1 PPG, 8.4 REB, 2.1 AST, 1.4 BLK, 60.3 FG%, 59.7 FT%

Despite starting in all 36 games for the Hawkeyes last season, Rebraca posted double-digit points just five times and played 25 or more minutes in just eight of those games. It’s fair to say that Rebraca has changed his role dramatically and improved his game overall from a year ago.

In 14 games played and started, the senior forward from Serbia has notched 11 double-digit scoring nights, including eight straight since November 29, along with playing 25 or more minutes in 11 of those games so far this season.

Against the Hoosiers last season, Rebraca tallied four points, eight rebounds, and two blocks in 39 total minutes played in his two starts. Though he was hardly a focus for Mike Woodson last season when playing Iowa, the Hoosiers need to shift their focus and make sure Rebraca doesn’t dominate as he has been over his last four games (averaging 20.8 points and 8.8 rebounds).