With wins in six of its past seven games, including Saturday over No. 1 Purdue, Indiana finally is looking like the team some thought in October would win the Big Ten Conference this season.
The 18th-ranked Hoosiers will try to keep their run going Tuesday night at home in Bloomington when they try to solve the sticky defense of No. 24 Rutgers in another Big Ten matchup.
Everyone knew Indiana (16-7, 7-5) had one of the best players in the nation in Trayce Jackson-Davis. He's played at a national Player of the Year level during this surge, averaging 24.3 points, 13.4 rebounds and 3.9 blocked shots per game. In the 79-74 triumph over Purdue, Jackson-Davis had 25 points, seven rebounds and five blocks against 7-foot-4 Zach Edey.