Inside the boxscore: Indiana State 57, Miami 55

1. Junior R.J. Marhurin scored in double figure points for the fourth straight game, but more importantly he established a career high with four offensive rebounds. On those four possessions which he extended, the Sycamores went on to score 5 points. In close games, it's the little things.

2. The Sycamores won despite only making 17 field goals. The last time they won a game while making so few baskets was a 50-35 win over Louisiana Monroe last December.

3. Indiana State is a slightly above average free throw shooting team. They make 70.3% vs the NCAA average of 68.9%. But against the Canes they made 17-18 (94.4%). The last time they shot that well from the line was when they made 21-22 in a win over Missouri State in February, 2009. Miami, meanwhile, made just 11-21 (52.4%). In Miami's three losses, they've made 51.8% of their free throws. In their eight wins they've made 72.7%.

4. The Hurricanes didn't make a single one of their 15 3-point attempts. The last time they failed to make a 3-pointer in a game was 355 games ago in December 2001. That was against another Indiana team – the Hoosiers – though Miami was able to win that game.

5. Indiana State won 57-55 in a 68 possession game, meaning Miami scored just 0.81 points per possession. In Jim Larranaga's first season at Miami, they were held to that few points per possession one time (at North Carolina). Tuesday's game marks the third time it's happened this year.

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