Indiana vs. Iowa Postgame Notes
Jan. 3, 2009
Indiana Postgame Notes
* Today's game marks the first Big Ten Conference game as a head coach for Indiana head coach Tom Crean. Crean is now 90-57 (.612) in his head coaching career in conference games. He was 52-28 at Marquette as a member of Conference-USA and 38-28 as a member of the BIG EAST.
* Crean is now 2-1 in his head coaching career in conference openers. He won his first conference game at Marquette, a 56-38 victory over Saint Louis on Jan. 5, 2000 to begin his Conference-USA career 1-0. He also opened his BIG EAST career with a 94-79 win over #2 Connecticut on Jan. 3, 2005.
* For the first time since freshmen became eligible in 1974, the Hoosiers started four freshmen in a Big Ten opener (Tom Pritchard, Matt Roth, Verdell Jones III and Nick Williams joined junior Devan Dumes in the starting lineup against the Hawkeyes).
* The Hoosiers held Iowa to 5-for-14 long distance shooting in the game, and only surrendered one in six attempts in the second half. The Hawkeyes came into the game second in the nation, averaging 8.5 three-point field goals made per game and had made 14 in their last game against Ohio State.
* Before a three-point field goal by Jeff Peterson with three seconds left in the first half, the Indiana defense had held Iowa to just one field goal over the prior 5:34 of the half. The Hoosiers went on an 8-1 run late in the half to cut the lead to 30-27 before Peterson's triple.
* The Hoosiers got behind by as many as 13 early in the second half but clawed their way back to get within two with 22 seconds remaining in the game.
* Indiana matched its season-low with 11 turnovers in the contest (Chaminade).
* The Hoosiers made their last ten free throws over the last 12:10 to keep themselves in the game and have a chance to win down the stretch.
* Indiana outrebounded Iowa, 30-27 in the game, the fifth opponent IU has outrebounded this season and second in the last three games.
* Devan Dumes went a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line, the most free throws made by a Hoosier without a miss this season.
* Indiana's bench outscored the Hawkeye reserves by a 10-2 margin in the contest.
* Freshman guard Matt Roth earned his second start of the season, and first since Nov. 24 against Notre Dame at the EA Sports Maui Invitational. He finished with seven points in a season-high 30 minutes. * Junior guard Devan Dumes poured in 12 points (including 6-for-6 from the free throw line) and grabbed a career-high seven rebounds before fouling out for the Hoosiers. This is also his sixth consecutive game in double figures.
* Senior forward Kyle Taber added 4 points and 5 rebounds in 17 minutes of action.
* Freshman guard Verdell Jones III also set a season-high in minutes with 32 and matched his season-high of four rebounds to go along with six points.
* Freshman walk-on Broderick Lewis equaled his career high by playing three minutes in the contest and gave the Hoosiers a spark defensively on the interior.
* Freshman Malik Story had six points and a pair of three-point field goals in the game, the second time in his career he had done that (Gonzaga).
* Freshman Tom Pritchard dropped in 11 points, three rebounds and two assists in 30 minutes.
* Freshman Daniel Moore played 11 minutes and had an assist.
* Sophomore Brett Finkelmeier played two minutes but forced a key Hawkeye turnover in the closing minutes with his pressure defense.
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