Before each game this season, AllHoosiers.com will take a look into numbers that have an impact on the upcoming contest. Here are the digits that stand out in the match-up against Nicholls State.
Number- 3:All of Indiana's losses this season have come away from Assembly Hall. In fact, the last time the Hoosiers lost a non-conference home game was on Dec. 19, 2009 against Loyola of Maryland. This puts the Hoosiers at a 37 home-game winning streak against opponents outside the Big Ten.
Number- 57This is the made 3-point percentage that Evan Gordon has over the past three games. This is a big turnaround from his percentage in his first eight contests as a Hoosier, when he had only made a single 3-pointer. Gordon continues to come off the bench for now, looking to provide an offensive spark when he gets in the game.
Number- 326: The ranking for Nicholls State as put out by KenPom.com. Ken Pomeroy's rankings take many things into account, including strength of schedule and adjusted offensive efficiency. For reference, Indiana's ranking is 38th. But the true story is in the total number of teams that are ranked by KenPom, as Nicholls State is only ranked higher than 25 other teams.
Number- 5,000: The number of miles Nicholls State will have traveled when they arrive in Bloomington on Friday. With the game against the Hoosiers, the Colonels will have played three games in six days between the Pacific and Eastern Time zones.