Indiana Game Notes vs. Iowa
Feb. 4, 2009
Indiana Game Notes
Indiana won its third straight game over the Hawkeyes in Assembly Hall and improved its series record to 94-69 against Iowa. IU held an opponent at 60 or under for the fourth time and the Hoosiers improved to 3-1.
Devan Dumes had a career-high 27 points in the game, the third straight game that a Hoosier has finished with over 25 points. It is Dumes' fourth 20-point game of the year. His 8-for-9 performance from the field was a career best.
After Iowa took a 16-15 lead with 7:41 to play in the first half, the Hoosiers went on an 18-4 run to close out the opening frame. The Hoosier defense stepped it up heading into the locker room, as it held the Hawkeyes to 1-for-9 shooting from the field with four turnovers over that span. IU was 4-for-7 from the field during the run and also cashed in from the free-throw line, adding eight points from the stripe.
The Hoosiers have exploded from beyond the three-point arc over the last four games. IU is 42-for-79 (53.2 percent) over those contests from downtown. Indiana is 95-for-201 (47.3 percent) overall from the field in that time.
Matt Roth's layup 8:04 into the second half was his first two-point field goal since the Hoosiers' game against TCU on Dec. 10. It broke a string of 26 baskets in a row that came from beyond the arc.
For the second straight game, the Hoosiers finished with more assists than turnovers and had fewer turnovers than their opponent. Over the last two contests, IU has 33 assists to 26 turnovers.
With 11 turnovers against the Hawkeyes, IU matched its season low. The Hoosiers also made the most of their takeaways, registering 20 points off turnovers to Iowa's nine.
Nick Williams continued his strong play against Iowa this season. In two games, he is 11-for-20 from the field and has scored 14 points in each contest. His six offensive rebounds were a career high.
The Hoosiers finished with 12 offensive rebounds, the seventh time in the last eight games that Indiana has made it to double digits on the offensive glass. However, Iowa became the first Big Ten team to top the Hoosiers in offensive rebounds, grabbing 13.
For the fourth game in a row, the Hoosiers scored first using a Dumes three. IU also did not allow its opponent to score on its first offensive possession for the fourth straight contest.
With his 27 points, Dumes is now averaging 21.3 points over his last four games. He was 5-for-5 from beyond the arc, becoming the first Hoosier this year to go perfect from downtown with at least five attempts. Dumes grabbed four rebounds and added two assists and two steals.
Williams came just shy of his first double-double, scoring 14 points and grabbing nine boards. It is the third time this season that Williams has come up one rebound short of a double-double, and he also came up one point shy at Wake Forest. Williams added two steals and was 6-for-6 from the line on Wednesday night.
Verdell Jones III tallied six assists, his third straight game with at least six dishes. Over the last five games, Jones is averaging 5.0 assists per game.
Kyle Taber played a career-high 37 minutes and posted one of his best games of the season. The senior finished with seven points, eight rebounds, two blocks, one steal and one assist.
Malik Story scored nine of Indiana's 14 bench points, going 4-for-8 from the floor and 1-for-2 from beyond the arc. He also grabbed four rebounds in 15 minutes of action.
Tom Pritchard fouled out for the first time this season. The freshman scored two points, grabbed two rebounds and added an assist and a block in 14 minutes.
Matt Roth came off the bench to score five points in 22 minutes. Daniel Moore played eight minutes off the bench and made a key steal and had two assists. Broderick Lewis played under a minute off the bench in the first half.
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