Indiana pulled off one of this season’s most impressive victories on Saturday night when the Hoosiers went on the road and got a top-ten win at Michigan State. Ending a seven-game losing streak, the win is even more impressive considering that senior forward Juwan Morgan only played part of the first half before exiting with a shoulder injury.
According to a report from Andy Katz on Monday night, Morgan practiced with the team on Monday as the Indiana coaching staff seems optimistic about his recovery. Indiana has a busy week with two home games on Thursday against Iowa and on Saturday against Ohio State as the Hoosiers need all of the wins they can get right now after the losing streak put them squarely on the bubble.
Averaging 15.9 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.5 blocks and 1.0 steals per game, Morgan is also shooting 58 percent from the floor and 37 percent from three-point range. He’s a huge part of Indiana’s offense and forms a great one-two punch with freshman guard Romeo Langford. While Indiana was able to pull off Saturday’s critical Big Ten win without Morgan, they need him to return to the lineup to make the NCAA tournament and get off the bubble.