Robert Glenn Prediction: He'll have 19 and 7. What Happened: As you might know, Rob has been fighting a cold all week. In just 23 minutes, he had 27 points and 6 rebounds. Against this obviously over-matched WIU team, he could have had 40 or more points if he were healthy and played 35+.
Leroy Nobles Prediction: Look for him to have a quiet 12 and 5. What Happened: 10 points, 2 rebounds. Roy, like Rob, is fighting last-third-of-the-season injury, nothing major, but enough to keep him slowed down.
Billy Pettiford, John Ashworth, and the bench Prediction: IUPUI's bench is always strong, but the big three know it's buckle down time. Avery has 10, but the rest feed Rob, Alex, and Roy all game.
What Happened: "The rest" factored in a little bit more than I had anticipated, but if you add Rob and Alex's points, you get 47...Which is 5 more than all of WIU. Avery had 6 points, Ashworth had 10 (TEN) assists, and Billy had 3 more steals. David Mazanowski got in the game for only the second time in Summit League play, Nick DeSchepper got in the game (he needs to continue to step up to allow Ashworth to rest a bit), Smooth (Anthony Williams) was in, as well as Christian Siakam and Sean Esposito. The bench put together a good stat line - 49 minutes | 7 Points | 2 Assists | 1 Block | 2 Steals - especially since this was really just an all out barrage by the Big 3 trying to get them tuned up for the end of the season.
[Note: Billy became 1 of 4 players in IUPUI history to have more than 3000 minutes].