Men's Basketball

    Postgame Notes - Indiana at Minnesota

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    Feb. 10, 2009

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    Postgame Notes
    Indiana at Minnesota
    Feb. 10, 2009

    * The Hoosiers held the Minnesota starting lineup to just 22 points in the contest while the Indiana starting lineup had three players score in double figures (Jones III - 18, Williams - 15, Roth - 11).

    * Indiana shot 50 percent (10-for-20) from the floor in the second half compared to Minnesota's 41.4 percent. The Hoosiers also outshot Minnesota for the game, 43.2 percent to 40 percent.

    * For just the fourth time all season and the first time since Dec. 10 against TCU, the Hoosiers registered more blocked shots than their opponents as they blocked seven shots to the Gophers five. The other times IU led in blocked shots were Nov. 30 vs. Cornell (4-2) and against Chaminade at the EA Sports Maui Inviational (1-0).

    * For the second time in three games, the Hoosiers shot a better percentage from the field than its opponent. Indiana shot .489 against Iowa while the Hawkeyes shot .417 two games ago. Then at Michigan State, Indiana shot .310 compared to the Spartans .424.

    * The Golden Gophers were held to just 3-for-13 shooting from beyond the arc in the game, well below their average of six made triples per game.

    * Indiana made 16 free throws to the Gophers' 15 on Tuesday, the fourth time in the last five conference road games that the Hoosiers have made more free throws than its opponent.

    * Of the 200 combined minutes played by nine different Hoosiers, all but 31 were played by freshmen. Senior Kyle Taber played 30 minutes and junior Tijan Jobe played one minute.

    Player Notes

    * For the second game in a row, freshman guard Verdell Jones III led the Hoosiers in scoring. He poured in 18 points, matching his career-high he set in the season opener against Northwestern State. He also matched his career high with seven assists against the Golden Gophers while adding four rebounds and going a perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line.



    * Freshman forward Nick Williams scored 15 points on 5-for-7 shooting from the field and 5-of-6 from the free throw line in the game. He also had six rebounds and two steals.

    * Freshman guard Matt Roth made his fifth start of the season with the absence of junior Devan Dumes. He joined Williams and Jones III in double figures with 11 points thanks to a trio of made three-point field goals. It marks the fourth time in the last five games that Roth has made at least two triples in a game.

    * Freshman guard Malik Story came off the bench to score nine points while dishing out two assists and coming away with three steals.

    * Freshman forward Tom Pritchard set a new career high with three blocked shots in the game.


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