LIVE BLOG: Observe Indiana’s Sport with Minnesota in Actual Time

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Greetings from INSIDE Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. It’s cool outside, but it should be nice and hot here tonight when Indiana takes on Minnesota in a big game for both teams.

We have two medium-sized Big Ten teams that come together and both try to expand their résumés for the NCAA tournament. It’s another TV game by the end of the week. Here’s how to see the latest points and my three keys to the game: CLICK HERE

If you are unfamiliar with our live blog here is how it works: I’ll keep you updated on everything that’s going on in the game in a real test, while sharing an opinion or two. Comments are timestamped and the most recent are at the top. So keep updating them.

OK, let’s roll.

9:25 p.m. ET – An ugly stretch for Indiana with a few sales from Al Durham and Khristian Lander. Minnesota jumps back 12-11. Indiana goes wicked the last 3:18 before the media timeout.

9:13 p.m. ET – A second dunk from Trayce Jackson-Davis and then a block from Rob Phinisee on Marcus Carr. Trayce then hits a limping Liam Robbins on the floor and hits with a foul. He missed the free throw, but Armaan Franklin rebounded for another possession. This time it is Race Thompson who attacks the rim. He makes 1-of-2 and Indiana leads 9-7 on the first media timeout (15:41).

9:08 p.m. ET – A big start for Indiana with a dunk from Trayce Jackson-Davis on a beautiful Lob Pass from Rob Phinisee. Must have seen something in the movie. Cardboard cuts in the hall roar in agreement.

9:05 p.m. ET – Today’s game officials are Larry Scirotto, Donnie Eppley, and Earl Watson.

9:00 p.m. ET – Center Liam Robbins is on the starting grid for Minnesota. Bad ankle so the much faster Trayce Jackson-Davis has to move it.

8:55 p.m. ET – A treat for you!

8:50 p.m. ET – My gambling friend Walter Ego has checked in. He took the Hoosiers minus-6.5 and the under-35.5 in the first half for Indiana. Let’s see how he’s doing.

8:45 p.m. ET – For those of you hoping the Indiana grid will change to make up for the slow starts, you’re sadly out of luck. Run it back with the same five. Trayce Jackson-Davis and Race Thompson in front, Al Durham, Armaan Franklin and Rob Phinisee at the sentry post. Let’s see how it works.

8:40 p.m. ET – Indiana is at home 3-4 in the Big Ten and has lost to favorites three times (Northwestern, Purdue, Rutgers). The Hoosiers are preferred with 6.5 points in this position. They beat Penn State at home but didn’t cover and hit Maryland and covered. The third win was against Iowa, where they were underdogs but still won immediately. Another loss went to Illinois, where Indiana was a 3-point underdog at home and lost by 4 in overtime.

8:30 p.m. ET – Now Robbins is out with the Gophers when they returned to the ground. Walk around carefully.

8:20 p.m. ET – Updated some violations. Down at the end of Minnesota, there is no Gabe Kalscheur (broken hand) or Liam Robbins (ankle) warming up.

8:10 p.m. ET – Indiana’s basketball managers laugh on Twitter ahead of the game after Trayce Jackson-Davis lifted a chair from a chair in Ohio state on Sunday.

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