Indiana Postgame Notes vs. Connecticut
Jan. 26, 2008
Indiana vs. Connecticut
Indiana is now 17-2 on the season, the best start for IU since the 1992-93 squad opened 17-2 en route to a 31-4 record and a Big Ten Championship.
Connecticut's victory snapped a 29-game winning streak for the Hoosiers in Assembly Hall, stretching back to Feb. 11, 2006. It also put an end to IU's 13-game overall winning streak this season.
Indiana had a strong night from beyond the arc against the Huskies, shooting 11-for-20 from the outside. It is IU's second game in the last three that it has made 11 3-pointers, as IU was 11-for-23 against Penn State. It is the third time this season and first time since Nov. 18 that the Hoosiers have shot better than 50 percent from the outside.
The Hoosiers were led by Armon Bassett, who was 6-for-8 from downtown and led IU with 18 points. Over the last three games, Bassett is 13-for-16 from the outside. Bassett added three assists, two rebounds and two steals. His six treys were a career-high and he leads the Big Ten shooting 55.2% from three point range.
The Hoosiers had nine turnovers in the contest, a season low. IU forced 14 UConn turnovers and made eight steals in the game.
Indiana opened the game 3-for-3 from the outside to open a 9-0 lead over the Huskies. It is the largest run to open a game for IU since jumping ahead 11-0 against Chicago State on Dec. 29.
D.J. White had 13 points and 10 rebounds for his 15th double-double in his last 22 games. The senior has 12 double-doubles this season. His 10 rebounds give him 601 in his career, becoming the 20th Hoosier with 600 or more rebounds. He also had two blocks.
Eric Gordon finished with 14 points for IU, his 17th game this year that he has scored in double digits. Gordon added three rebounds and four assists for IU.
Jordan Crawford provided a key spark off the bench for the Hoosiers, scoring 10 points on 4-for-8 shooting.
Jamarcus Ellis scored three points and added five boards, two assists and two steals in the contest.
Lance Stemler scored five points off the bench, shooting 2-for-3 in 14 minutes of action.
Mike White started the game and grabbed three offensive rebounds in the first half.
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