New Mexico State gets another NCAA Tournament opponent from the Big Ten.
This time NMSU gets Indiana. A few stats about the Hoosiers worth noting. Indiana led the Big Ten in 3 point field goal percentage at 41 percent. Guard Jordan Hulls shoots 49 percent, Christian Watford shoots 42 percent and Matt Roth shoots 55 percent off the bench. At 6-6, 200 Will Sheehey was described to me as an athletic player who averages 8.4 ppg and 3 rebounds per game. Perhaps a matchup with McKines.
NMSU has done a good job guarding the 3-point line since they entered WAC play, holding teams to 32 percent from 3 on the season.
Either way, Indiana has two seniors on the roster but neither plays. NMSU has three seniors and two juniors who play a lot of minutes.
"They are human," Aggies junior wing Tyrone Watson said. "They have lost games and we have lost games. Anything is possible. It will be a good match up. We are not fearing anyone. We are going in full of confidence and just going to play hard."
ESPN Analyst Doug Gottlieb picked NMSU to upset Indiana, citing Indiana's shaky record away from home and failing to handle pressure well. Indiana averaged 12 turnovers per game so it doesn't seem like much of a factor.