Indiana Postgame Notes vs. Wisconsin
Feb. 13, 2008
Indiana Game Notes
Indiana's five turnovers were a season low, marking the second contest in a row and third this season that IU has been in single digits in turnovers. The five turnovers are the lowest since the Hoosiers had three against Western Illinois on Dec. 6, 2006.
With the score tied at 12-12 with 12:39 to go in the first half, Indiana went on an 11-2 run to open up a 23-14 lead with 7:05 remaining in the frame, capped off by a DeAndre Thomas putback. During the run, the Hoosier defense held the Badgers to 1-for-6 shooting and forced a pair of UW turnovers.
After scoring just six points and having one field goal in the first half, Eric Gordon caught fire in the second half, scoring 23 points and adding four rebounds and three assists. He became just the third player to score 22 points or more against Wisconsin this season, joining D.J. White (22) and Manny Harris of Michigan (26).
Gordon went over 20 points for the 14th time this season and the fifth time in conference action. He was 9-for-10 from the free-throw line on the game, marking the 11th time this season he has taken at least 10 free throws.
For the 14th time this season, senior D.J. White scored the first points of the game for the Hoosiers. White scored the first six points of the game and hit his first six shots en route to 17 points, eight rebounds and three blocks in the game.
White moved past Frank Radovich for 17th on IU's all-time list with 661 career rebounds. His 1,297 points are 24th in school history and his 188 blocks are fourth on the school's list.
Armon Bassett went 4-for-9 from the field for 12 points in the game. He added four rebounds and had just one turnover, marking the sixth straight game he has had one assist or fewer. Over the past seven games, Bassett has had 20 assists to just three turnovers.
Jamarcus Ellis had eight rebounds in the game for the Hoosiers, adding two points, a block and a steal.
DeAndre Thomas had a strong eight minutes of action for Indiana, hitting 2-of-3 shots and adding an offensive rebound and a steal. Lance Stemler went 2-for-4 from the field, hitting both his threes for six points and two boards.
Kyle Taber had his third start in the last four games for the Hoosiers. The junior had an offensive rebound in 16 minutes of action.
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