Men's Basketball

    Postgame Notes - Indiana at Illinois

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    Jan. 10, 2009

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    Indiana Postgame Notes
    Indiana at Illinois
    January 10, 2009

    * Indiana still holds an 82-79 lead in the all-time series with the Illini. This was also the first time Illinois has defeated Indiana since March 9, 2007 in the Big Ten Tournament.

    * The Hoosiers outrebounded the Illini, 35-23, the second largest positive rebounding margin for the Hoosiers this season (+13 against Cornell).

    * Of the 35 rebounds by Indiana, they were split almost in half between the offensive and defensive ends (15 offensive and 20 defensive).

    * The 15 offensive rebounds is a new season-high for Indiana, topping the previous best of 14 set in the season opener against Northwestern State.

    * Indiana dominated the points in the point category, outscoring the Illini by a 30-12 margin.

    * Indiana freshmen scored 41 of the 45 points against the Illini on Saturday.

    Player Notes

    * Freshman Nick Williams led the Hoosiers in scoring for the second time in three Big Ten games with his 12 points. It also marked the third consecutive game in which he has reached double figures in the scoring column.

    * Also over those last three games, Williams is shooting a blistering 18-for-34 (.529) from the floor.

    * Freshman guard, and Champaign, Ill. native, Verdell Jones III was the second Hoosier to reach double digits in scoring with 10 points. It is the third time in the last four games that Jones has scored in double figures. He also added four rebounds, three assists and one block.

    * Senior forward Kyle Taber led Indiana with seven rebounds in the game, one shy of his career high. Of those seven rebounds four came on the offensive end, tying his season high.

    * Freshman Malik Story scored seven points, handed out two assists and grabbed four rebounds in 22 minutes.



    * Freshman Tom Pritchard scored eight points and grabbed five rebounds. He had three offensive rebounds to give him 53 on the year, compared to 56 defensive rebounds.

    * Freshman Daniel Moore scored four points, dished out a pair of assists and had a steal in 23 minutes off the bench.

    * Junior Steven Gambles made his first appearance in an Indiana uniform on Saturday after becoming eligible to play after the end of the Fall semester. He also scored his first career points as a Hoosier in the final minute of play.

    * Freshman Broderick Lewis pulled down his first two career rebounds in his seven minutes of game action, a season-high in minutes played.

    * Freshman Kory Barnett pulled down his first two career rebounds in a career-high five minutes of play.

    * Sophomore Brett Finkelmeier played a career-high 11 minutes against Illinois.

    * Junior Tijan Jobe played four minutes and grabbed one rebound.

    * Junior Devan Dumes played just two minutes before leaving with an ankle injury.


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