Indiana is on its first path of the season to face Syracuse at the Big Ten ACC Challenge at Carrier Dome on Tuesday.
Orange was 3-3, 1-2 in Battle 4 Atlantis last week. The match on Tuesday will tip at 7 pm EST on ESPN2...
Indiana is 6-0, but Hoosiers haven’t played outside Bloomington yet. It will change with the Big Ten ACC Challenge this week.
Hoosiers will play in the Challenge for two consecutive seasons against Syracuse, who is anxious to win. Orange has already suffered a home loss to Colgate and dropped the match in the Bahamas to VCU (67-55) and Auburn (89-68).
Indiana, on the other hand, gains confidence early on by playing on a favorable schedule. According to Ken Pom, Hoosiers have played the 322nd most challenging slate in the country so far. Of the Big Ten teams, only Iowa, Northwestern and Nebraska played on a weak schedule throughout the first three weeks of the season.
Syracuse is led by Senior Wing Buddy Bouheim, Scored an average of 20 points in the first six games of the team. Boheim, a 3-point shooter with a career of 36.7%, is a bit far from the surroundings early in the fourth season. He is only 13-of-42 (31%) from a distance and shoots only 40.2% overall from the floor.
Boheim is effective in reaching the line and has a solid 40.2% free throw rate (FTA / FGA) so far. He has shot 89.2 percent off the line in 37 attempts. As a team, Syracuse is one of the best free-throw shooter teams in the country with 78.6 percent.
It is a junior who participates in Boheim on the back court Joseph Girard IIIA 6’1 guard that leads the team with the team’s best 28 assists. Turnover is a problem for Girard, who played 19 games in the first 6 games. He has been bright red from the surroundings so far, leading Syracuse in 18 3 seconds with a 56.3% shot.
Junior Simil TorranceThe transfer to Marquette is the only regular contributor off the back court bench. Torrance shoots only 27.8 percent, averaging 2.2 points in 13.5 minutes per game. His 17 assists are the third on the team.
Syracuse is big on the wings in transfer Jim Boheim (Cornell) and Cole Swider (Villa Nova).
Boheim didn’t play last season as the Ivy League canceled the season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 6-foot-8 forward has so far shot 6/13 in 3 seconds and 50% in 2 seconds, but is the worst of the season against Auburn, who scored only 3 points in 24 minutes. I’m showing a performance. Boheim is a 30.3% career 3-point shooter and is the third offensive option after his brother and Girard.
Formerly an IU recruitment target, the 6’9 Sweder played for Jaylight for three seasons before entering the transfer portal last spring. Swider was very effective as a shooter for Wildcats last season. He knocked down 40.2% of the total of 3 and knocked down 38.8% in Big East play. Throughout the six games, Swider is the team’s third-best scorer with 12.5 points per game and its major rebound at 6.8 per game.
Freshman forward Benny Williams Is 17.2 per game, which is the team’s sixth in a few minutes, but only 17 shots were taken and the rebounders were inadequate throughout the six games. The 6’8 Williams has only eight rebounds in 103 minutes.
Junior Jesse Edwards It starts from the center in the second grade Frank Anselem As a backup. Edwards shot 78.4 percent off the field, averaging 11.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.6 block shots per game. His block rate (14.4) is currently the 14th best in the country. The 6’10 Anselem played only four games last season, but this season he played all six. Brahma SidibeInjury. Sidibe was injured in his knee in late October and was announced to be absent for a month when injured.
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Zones 2-3 of Syracuse are off to a good start. Throughout the six games, Syracuse opponents create 12.3 3 pointers per game, shooting 37.4 percent from distance. In a recent defeat to Auburn, the Tigers shot 12-of-30 in 3 seconds, and in a home loss to Corgate earlier this month, the Raiders knocked down 18-of-43 from the depths. Orange is ranked only 277th in the nation for percentage defense of valid field goals and 156th for adjusted defense efficiency.
But unpleasantly, there are some things I like about how Syracuse played in the six games. Orange shoots well from a distance (38.1%) and has a turnover rate of only 17, making it the 73rd best in the country.
Syracuse is only 3-3, but so far he’s been playing on a much more difficult schedule than Indiana. Three of the games were played in a neutral courtroom, with only one opponent ranked worse than 171 on Ken Pom’s rating. Indiana has played three teams ranked below 275 in Ken Pom and only one has been ranked in the Top 100.
What will happen
KenPom predicts that Indiana has a 54% chance of winning a Hooger. Sagarin is rated about 2.5 points like Indiana. The Las Vegas line opened Syracuse as a one-point favorite as of Monday night.
This is one of the three “Marquee” non-conference games on the Indiana Schedule. Hoosiers have already passed the first test against St. John’s at Gavitt Tipoff Games’ home and will face Notre Dame at the Crossroads Classic in Indianapolis next month.
Indiana has defeated Syracuse only once at the 1987 National Championships, the 1987 National Championships, but won an important unconference roadwin in its March resume. I have a chance. The key to Indiana is to be patient with the zone and limit sales. Syracuse hasn’t taken over the team in six games and Indiana can’t afford to relinquish ownership on the first road trip of the season.
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