JUNIOR YEAR (2004-05)
Started and played in 28 of IU's 29 contests during the season missed the only game of his career (91 games) when he sat out with the flu against Charlotte on Dec. 22 led team in assists per game (3.4) collected 13 points and a career-best eight assists with only one turnover in 43 minutes of action against Michigan State on Feb. 27 accounted for a season-high 14 points and five assists with just one turnover in 35 minutes of action at Michigan on Feb. 20 collected 12 points, seven boards and four assists without a turnover against Penn State on Feb. 2 had nine points against Purdue on Jan. 15 - all of which came in the two overtimes and final 30 seconds of regulation reached double figures in each of the first four games had 10 points to go along with four rebounds and four assists at then-No. 7/6 Connecticut on Dec. 4 season-best five assists against No. 11 North Carolina on Dec. 1 and Notre Dame on Dec. 8 collected 10 points, seven boards, three steals and three assists in 32 minutes of action vs. Western Illinois on Nov. 27.
SOPHOMORE YEAR (2003-04)
Honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by the coaches finished second on the team and 26th in the league in scoring (10.8 ppg) and 11th in the league in three-point field goal percentage (.367, 58-of-158) poured in a career-high 21 points against Michigan dished out seven assists at Northwestern recorded a career-high four steals against Minnesota had six assists and no turnovers against Iowa on Feb. 7 consecutive free throws made streak snapped at 17 at Michigan State, best by a Hoosier since Bracey Wright opened his career by hitting 22 straight in 2002-03 was a perfect 3-for-3 from the three-point line and 4-for-4 from the charity stripe at Ohio State on Jan 20, scoring 19 points scored a team-high 14 points, including 4-of-7 from beyond the arc against Michigan Jan. 11 poured in a career-high six three-pointers and scored 20 points off the bench against Morehead State on Dec. 23 had five assists without a turnover at Notre Dame on Dec. 10 scored 11 points and dished out five assists against Wake Forest on Dec. 2 scored nine of his 11 points in the final five minutes of regulation and in overtime against Xavier on Nov. 29 added four assists and three steals against Xavier on Nov. 21 tallied 17 points against UNC-Greensboro, netting 12 of his 17 in the second half.
FRESHMAN YEAR (2002-03)
Posted his seventh double-figure scoring effort of the season with 10 points against Penn State in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament tied his season high with six assists in win over PSU on March 13 played a season-high 41 minutes against Iowa on March 1 while adding 12 points and five assists scored a career-high 17 points and pulled down a career-high six rebounds against Wisconsin on Feb. 15 tied a season high in three-pointers with three against Wisconsin on Feb. 15 made first career start against Michigan State on Jan. 28 his 8-of-8 performance from the charity stripe against Ohio State took place in the final five minutes of the contest in 29 minutes of play, Strickland dished out a season-high six assists against Maryland scored 15 points, hitting 5-of-6 from the floor in the Maui Invitational championship game win over Virginia, 12 of which came in the last nine minutes of the game.
A first team All-Metro honoree in his final season at South Carroll High School averaged 30.5 points, 4.3 assists and 1.9 steals hit 52 percent from the floor and 44 percent from three-point range as his team finished with a 20-5 record rated among the top five point guards in the nation by ESPN and RivalsHoops.com among the top 20 members of the class of 2002 by ESPN and The Sporting News tallied 11 points and three assists at the Kentucky Derby Festival Classic the son of Marshall and Joanna Strickland was born on March 1, 1983 and majors in biology.
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