Big Ten Geeks on IU’s 3-point shooting:
The Hoosiers are, predictably, shooting worse than last season, but not by much. Indiana is hitting 40 percent from deep, maintaining the three-point shot as a very valuable weapon. Note that the team average would be 36.5 percent were it not for Remy Abell’s 10 for 12 performance. I thought Matt Roth had graduated, but maybe he’s just wearing a Remy Abell costume. In all seriousness, Abell’s return to earth should coincide with improvement from others who have shot worse than their ability (Victor Oladipo, Will Sheehey), so we shouldn’t expect a huge drop in team accuracy.
It’s still a bit surprising to see Indiana taking so many more threes than last season … Indiana has gone from reluctant to willing when it comes to hoisting three-point shots, and it seems unlikely now that the Hoosiers will fully revert to last season’s tendencies. This team is open to taking threes, which is very smart when you’re making 40 percent of them.