This is the most one sided analysis that I’ve published all year. Indiana wins all of the categories except two – PSU forces slightly more turnovers than Indiana does (to the tune of one tenth a game) and they don’t put opponents on the line as often (by about as thin a margin as the turnover number).
Compound that with the fact that Jamelle Cornley looks unlikely to play and PSU looks like a huge longshot to win this game. On the other hand, Indiana may come into the game on a down since they have no shot for the Big Ten title with Wisconsin’s clincher over Northwestern last night. It’s difficult to just play for an NCAA seed and the Hoosiers haven’t been playing all that well since Sampson departed.
I guess that’s why they play the games.