Indiana Game Notes vs. Michigan
Jan. 8, 2008
Indiana Game Notes
D.J. White set a career high with 22 rebounds and added 21 points for his ninth double-double in the last 10 games for the Hoosiers. The 22 boards were the 13th-highest total in IU history and marked the first 20-rebound game for a Hoosier since Alan Henderson had 20 against Minnesota on Feb 8, 1995. It was also the first 20-20 game for an IU player since that game, as Henderson poured in 26 points against the Gophers.
White is now averaging 16.7 points and 10.9 rebounds per game this season, as he seeks to become the first Hoosier since Henderson in 1994-95 to average double-figure points and rebounds. White is now in the top 20 all-time in rebounds, clocking in 20th with 560 in his career.
The victory was Indiana's ninth straight, the longest winning streak since the 1992-93 squad won 13 in a row from Jan. 6-Feb. 21. The Hoosiers are now 13-1, the best start since IU began 15-1 in 1996-97.
Indiana opened Big Ten play 2-0 for the second time in the last three seasons. The Hoosiers won their first two road games in conference play for the first time since the Final Four team of 2001-02.
For the first time this season, a guard scored the first points of the game for the Hoosiers, as Jamarcus Ellis put IU up 2-0 in the first minute. D.J. White has put IU on the board eight times this year, while Mike White and DeAndre Thomas have done so twice each. Lance Stemler has scored first once for the Hoosiers.
After holding a 15-11 edge, the Hoosiers went on a 14-2 run to open up a 29-13 lead. The Wolverines were 0-for-9 during that stretch from the field, while IU was 6-for-10 from the field.
Michigan closed the first half on an 11-3 run to trim IU's lead to 37-31 at the half. However, the Hoosiers came out on fire after the break, going on a 24-8 run to open up a 22-point lead midway through the second half.
The Hoosiers dominated the boards against the Wolverines, holding a 51-33 edge over the home squad. It marked the third time in the last five games that IU has 50-plus rebounds. Eighteen of the Hoosiers' boards came on the offensive glass, the sixth time IU has eclipsed 15 offensive rebounds.
Eric Gordon went over 20 points for the 11th time this year, scoring 23 points on 9-for-16 shooting. Gordon shot 4-for-7 from 3-point land in the game, but had just two free throws (making one), the second-lowest total for the freshman this season.
A.J. Ratliff had a career-high six assists for the Hoosiers and added three points and three rebounds in the game.
Jordan Crawford scored 11 points to put himself in double digits for the ninth time in his 11 career games. The freshman added seven rebounds, four assists and two steals in the victory.
Jamarcus Ellis continued his strong all-around play for IU, scoring seven points, dishing out six assists and grabbing four rebounds. It is the eighth time this season Ellis has had five or more assists.
Lance Stemler went 2-for-2 from the field for four points and pulled down three rebounds, two on the offensive glass.
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