Indiana Postgame Quotes vs. Iowa
Jan. 23, 2008
Indiana Game Notes
Indiana's 17-1 start is the best for a Hoosier squad since the 1975-76 National Championship team went 32-0 for the last undefeated season in NCAA history. At 6-0 in conference play, IU is off to its best Big Ten start since the 92-93 squad opened 11-0 en route to a Big Ten title.
With the victory, Indiana ran its win streak to 13 games, the 10th time in school history that Indiana has posted a winning streak of 13 games or more. It is the longest winning streak since 1992-93.
Indiana improved to 93-68 all-time against the Hawkeyes with Wednesday's victory. The Hoosiers swept the regular-season series with Iowa for the first time since 2002-03. Indiana allowed the Hawkeyes just 43 points, the fewest in the all-time series since a 45-39 IU victory in 1946.
The Hoosiers have now held three teams under 50 points this season, the first time they have accomplished that feat since 1996-97.
Indiana has now won 29 games in a row in Assembly Hall, the fourth-longest home-court winning streak in the nation. It is also the fourth-longest home winning streak in school history. Kelvin Sampson is now 27-0 in Assembly Hall in his career with the Hoosiers.
The Hoosiers had 10 steals in the contest to force 20 Iowa turnovers. The 10 steals were the most since December 29 against Chicago State and Iowa's 20 turnovers were the highest for a Hoosier opponent since December 15 against Western Carolina.
For the second straight game and the sixth time this season, the Hoosiers shot over 50 percent, going 25-for-47 from the field (53.2 percent). The Hoosiers were even more impressive inside the arc, going 22-for-33 (66.7 percent) on two-point shots.
Indiana improved to 29-3 when leading at the half and 27-4 when outrebounding its opponent under Coach Sampson.
After Iowa scored the game's first four points, the Hoosiers went on a 14-3 run to take a 14-7 edge with 13:10 to play in the first half. Eric Gordon was 3-for-3 and assisted on two other baskets during the run.
D.J. White continued his impressive shooting from the field, going 8-for-13 for 19 points in the game. The senior added four rebounds on the night.
Eric Gordon finished the night with 17 points on 7-for-11 shooting. The freshman also posted one of his best games on the defensive end, setting a career high with four steals and matching a career best with three blocks for the Hoosiers.
Jamarcus Ellis continued to be an all-around force for the Hoosiers against the Hawkeyes. The junior scored 12 points and added eight rebounds, four assists and two steals.
Armon Bassett had another solid night from the field, going 3-for-3, 2-for-2 from 3-point range, for eight points. He added three rebounds, three assists and two steals. Over the last two games, Bassett is 9-for-11 (81.8 percent) from the field.
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