LIVE BLOG: Follow the Indiana Hoosiers’ Big Ten game with the Penn State Nittany Lions in real time

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Welcome to the Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall press row, where Indiana is back in action for the third night in seven days with the Penn State Nittany Lions as their opponent.

This is our live blog, where we’ll keep you up to date with everything happening here, with the latest news and views, as well as occasional views and highlights when they become available.

The start at 8:30 p.m. ET and it’s televised on the Big Ten Network. Because it’s the back half of a doubleheader on BTN, the actual tip is scheduled for 8:42 p.m. ET. Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch, plus all the pre-game details on starters, coach bios and more. CLICK HERE

Indiana opened as an 8.5-point favorite Wednesday morning, and 30 minutes before the game, he actually took it up a notch. The Hoosiers are now favored by nine points. Here’s the history of the two teams in relation to the number, with their full schedule and results, both upside and against the spread. CLICK HERE

OK, let’s roll!

8:25 p.m. — Indiana guard Parker Stewart had his hair cut Tuesday. Here is the new look.

8:20 p.m. — Same entries for Indiana. Trayce Jackson-Davis, Race Thompson, Miller Kopp, Parker Stewart and Xavier Johnson.

8:15 p.m. — Despite Sunday’s struggles against Michigan, Indiana is first in the Big Ten and 13th in the nation in field goal defense percentage (37.9%). The Hoosiers also lead the league in scoring defense (63.7) overall and in conference (65.6).

8:10 p.m. – Trayce Jackson Davis had 17 points against Michigan on Sunday and now sits at 1,302 career points, good for 30th place all-time. Jordan Hulls is next at 1,318. For the full list of 1,000-point scorers, CLICK HERE

8:05 p.m. — Indiana has won six of the last eight games against Penn State, but they’ve all been biting. The last 10 games between Penn State and Indiana have been close battles, decided by an average of just 4.9 points per game. Indiana has won seven of the last 10 meetings, but only by an average of 4.3 points, with one overtime contest (December 30, 2020) and one triple overtime game (February 1, 2017).

8 p.m. — Penn State is looking for its first regular season sweep of the Hoosiers since 2009 and its first win at Assembly Hall since 2014. It will be imperative to muster up its shooting number, especially from 3-pointers. The Lions are averaging 38.1% from 3-point range in their eight wins and 29% in their eight losses. Defensively, the Lions have been impressive, holding 10 of their last 13 opponents at least 10 points below their point average.