Indiana Postgame Notes vs. Wisconsin
Jan. 31, 2008
Indiana Game Notes
Indiana now holds a 17-3 record on the season, the best 20-game mark since opening 17-3 in 1999-2000. Indiana's 6-1 conference mark is the best for a Hoosier squad since 2001-02, when IU opened 7-1.
The Hoosiers lost for just the fifth time in Kelvin Sampson's tenure when outrebounding their opponent after grabbing 41 boards to Wisconsin's 40. The Hoosiers are now 26-5 under Sampson when winning the battle of the boards.
Indiana lost consecutive games for just the second time under Sampson. IU entered the game 11-1 following a loss in Sampson's two years.
Down 46-26, Eric Gordon led the Hoosiers on a 17-2 run midway through the second half to cut Wisconsin's lead to 48-43 on a D.J. White jumper. Gordon went 3-for-4 with a pair of 3-pointers and added a pair of free throws to post 10 points in the surge. During the run, the Hoosiers went 5-for-8, while the Indiana defense held Wisconsin to 1-for-7.
D.J. White had his 13th double-double in his last 16 contests with 22 points and 17 rebounds. White was 7-for-13 from the field and 8-for-10 from the line. He is now averaging 17.1 points and 10.6 boards on the season.
Gordon finished the game 6-for-14 from the field with 16 points for the Hoosiers. He added four rebounds, three assists and two steals in 35 minutes.
Jamarcus Ellis had a career-high 13 rebounds and added four points and two assists for Indiana.
Mike White scored the first two points of the game for the Hoosiers, the third time this season he has put IU on the board.
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