(EVANSTON, IL) – The Indiana Hoosiers freefall continued on Tuesday night as they lost their fifth straight game, a 73-66 defeat at the hands of the Northwestern Wildcats.
Aaron Falzon led Northwestern with a career-high 21 points and knocking down six of the Wildcats’ ten made 3-pointers.
For the Hoosiers, Juwan Morgan had an 18 point and 11 rebound double-double while Rob Phinisee added 13 points. Justin Smith recorded a double-double as well with 10 points and 12 rebounds.
Indiana dominated on the boards, out-rebounding Northwestern 44-29 but they struggled everywhere else, shooting a lowly 4-of-21 from 3-point range, turning the ball over 13 times and shooting just 38-percent from the field.
“It really comes down to the 3-point line tonight,” Archie Miller said. “They did a fantastic job and one player changed the game from there.”
The Hoosiers fall to 12-7 overall and 3-5 in conference play. They host No. 5 Michigan on Friday night.
Ahead of Tuesday’s game against the Indiana Hoosiers announced that junior guard Devonte Green had been suspended from game competition indefinitely for what the university described as “not meeting the standards expected of member of the program.”