We have a Pac-12 versus Big Ten face-off occurring Thursday with Indiana taking on versus Stanford. Both groups remain in the Top 10, with the unbeaten Hoosiers ranked No. 4. Stanford is available in ranked seventh and having its only defeat come at the hands of No. 14 Texas. It’s early in the season still, however neither group will wish to lose this video game and possibly drop in the rankings.
Stanford has actually been led by Haley Jones (13.7 points per video game) along with Cameron Brink, its star forward who is taking a sophomore dive this season. Brink is balancing 12.5 points while shooting a massive 70.4 percent from the field. Fran Belibi is likewise assisting and shoots 61.9 percent from the field.
Stanford is on an objective to repeat as champs this year, which is no little job. It hasn’t been done considering that UConn won 4 in a row from 2013 to 2016. A win versus Indiana would go a long method in strengthening the Cardinal as bonafide competitors this season.
Stanford is a great rebounding group and has a strong defense. It has actually held challengers to 53.5 points per video game this season. The Cardinal will require to bring their finest video game on Thursday if they wish to beat the Hoosiers.
Indiana has actually been as excellent as promoted. The Hoosiers are entering this video game unbeaten and with a typical margin of success of 20.5 points. They have yet to be evaluated this year, however that modifications with this match. They’ll require to continue getting excellent offending production from Mackenzie Holmes and Grace Berger. Also, Aleksa Gulbe will need to win the fight on the boards and Nicole Cardano-Hilary must strike a number of 3s. If the Hoosiers can perform on a mix of those 3 things, they must remain in a prime position to close this video game out in the last minutes.
No. 4 Indiana Hoosiers (4-0, 0-0 Big 10) vs. No. 7 Stanford Cardinal (3-1, 0-0 Pac 12)
When: Thursday, Nov. 25 at 1:30 p.m. ET
Where: Nassau, the Bahamas
How to enjoy/ listen: FloHoops, WHCC 105.1 FM (Indiana), Varsity Network (Stanford)
Key to the match: No boards, no rings. The group that wins the rebounding fight will likely win the video game. For Stanford another element will be its 3-point shooting. The Cardinal’s only loss this year came versus Texas when they shot an abysmal 14 percent from 3. That can’t take place once again if they wish to win. The Hoosiers have actually looked excellent in every success, however how they bet a Top 10 group will inform us a lot about their capacity. A huge video game from Holmes would go a long method to guaranteeing they leave the Bahamas unbeaten.