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Indiana Hoosiers – March Madness Team Predictions, Odds and Preview 2016

Indiana Hoosiers – March Madness Team Predictions, Odds and Preview 2016

No. 5 East – Indiana Hoosiers (Overall: 25-6, Conf: 15-3)

Team Strengths:

Indiana’s firepower is just too much. The Hoosiers are almost scoring at will in most of their games this season and much of their offensive prowess come from their backcourt duo of Yogi Ferrell and Troy Williams. Ferrell, who averages 17.1 points per game, is the major catalyst of Indiana’s offense that drops an incredible 82.7 points each contest.


What makes Indiana’s offense even more impressive is its tantalizing efficiency. The Hoosiers have the second best effective field goal percentage in the nation with 58.9% and it has a lot to do with their deadly three-point shooting. The Hoosiers just love to throw bombs from deep, as they’re second in the Division I with 10.1 threes per game on 41.5% shooting.

KenPom even has Indiana’s offense fourth in terms of adjusted offense efficiency with 119.6 points per 100 possessions.

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Team Weaknesses:

The Hoosiers’ defense allows just 68.8 points per game but it still could use some room for improvement. Indiana needs to its opponents’ shots better, as the Hoosiers are allowing teams shoot 44.1% against them, which is just 144th in the nation. Their interior defense is also susceptible, as evidenced by their allowing opponents to shoot 41.5% of their shots at the rim.

Team Stats:

Category Stat NCAA Rank
Points Per Game 82.7 10
Rebounds Per Game 37.4 92
Blocks Per Game 3.9 111
3-Point Percentage 41.9% 5
Free Throw Percentage 72.0% 97

Starting Lineup:

Position Name PPG
C Thomas Bryant 11.5
PF Collin Hartman 5.1
G Troy Williams 13.0
G Robert Johnson 8.2
G Yogi Ferrell 17.1

Writer’s Prediction:

Indiana reaches Sweet 16.




Written by Rex

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