Men's Basketball

    Indiana vs. Wisconsin Post Game Notes

    Go Hoosiers!
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    Go Hoosiers!

    Jan. 31, 2007

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    Indiana opened the game 3-of-15 from the floor in the first nine minutes of the first half, but closed out the half 9-of-14 from the floor.

    Indiana moves to 12-0 at home this season. The Hoosiers have won their last 14 games in Assembly Hall dating back to last season.

    Wisconsin came into the game with a 17-game winning streak, the longest in the nation.

    Indiana raises its record to 13-26 against teams ranked in the top two. The Hoosiers are now 8-10 against second-ranked foes all-time. At Assembly Hall, Indiana is 5-3 against No. 2s. Indiana's last victory over a team ranked in the top two came March 31, 2002, when the Hoosiers beat No. 1 Duke, 74-73, in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. IU last defeated a top-two opponent in Assembly Hall on Jan. 7, 2001 - a 59-58 victory over No. 1 Michigan State.

    The Hoosiers are 15-0 this season when scoring 70 or more points.

    Indiana held Wisconsin to 25-percent shooting from 3-point range. The Hoosiers lead the Big Ten with a 3-point field goal percentage defense of 27.7 percent.

    With starters Lance Stemler and Armon Bassett on the bench in foul trouble, the Hoosiers' bench stepped up to score 30 points, led by A.J. Ratliff's 20 points.

    For the second straight game, Indiana shot over 50 percent (27-of-53) from the floor. Indiana has shot over 50 percent in three Big Ten games this season.

    A.J. Ratliff, coming off the bench for Indiana, led the Hoosiers with 20 points, going 7-for-9 in the game, including 4-of-6 from 3-point range. He scored 18 points in the second half, including several 3-point baskets that were key in giving Indiana a 10-point lead with 9:45 remaining in the game.

    A.J. Ratliff has led Indiana off the bench in its last three games, and five of its last six games.




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