Pregame Quick Hits: Indiana (19-9, 9-6 B1G) at Northwestern (13-14, 4-10 B1G)

By Greg Mroz

Here are 3 things to think about coming into tonight’s game

1. Indiana’s outside shooting vs Northwestern’s 2-3 zone.

We’ve seen what a zone can do to a team that is dominant in the posts (Iowa) but Chris Collins has yet to face a team that shoots as well from long range as Indiana. On the season, the Hooisers are averaging 79.2 points per game, which ranks 1st in the Big Ten, and they lead the conference in three point field goal percentage at 41.2%. The Hoosiers individually have four regulars shooting over 41 percent from beyond the arch. Expect IU to shoot from the outside early and often.

2. Bryant McIntosh vs Yogi Ferrell

This will be a matchup of two really good point guards, both who run their offenses well, and both who shoot the ball well. Ferrell leads all Hoosiers in points per game at a 16.2 clip, while McIntosh is 2nd on the Wildcats at 12.2 points per game. A battle of freshman versus veteran, this should be fun to watch throughout the night

3. The Return Of Hanner Mosquera-Perea

Alex Olah is going to have his hands full with the junior from, Columbia. An injured knee kept him out for seven games before IU’s game against Purdue on Thursday. His numbers aren’t stellar (7 points per game, 4.4 rebounds per game), but he’s an impact post player on a team that is guard heavy.