Indiana Postgame Notes vs. Illinois
Feb. 15, 2009
Indiana Game Notes
Indiana still holds an 82-80 lead in the all-time series with the Illini. The victory was Illinois' first in Bloomington since 2004.
After entering the game 0-for-9 in conference play from downtown, Nick Williams hit his first two threes of the game and finished 2-for-2 from beyond the arc.
Matt Roth hit at least one three-pointer for the eighth straight game, going 3-for-6 from downtown. He has 25 baskets from long distance over that span. Roth led the Hoosiers with 13 points, the second time he has led the team in scoring (29 vs. Ohio State).
Roth became the second Hoosier to convert a four-point play this season when he did so with just over 14 minutes to play. Devan Dumes had the first, converting his in the first half against TCU on Dec. 12.
After trailing 44-25 early in the second half, the Hoosiers put together a 23-10 run to pull Indiana within six points at 54-48.
Indiana's 14 team fouls were its fewest in Big Ten play this season.
The Hoosiers went 5-for-11 (45.5 percent) from downtown, the fifth time in the last seven games that they have shot over 40 percent from beyond the arc.
Roth went 4-for-7 from the field, including a 3-for-6 performance from the outside, in leading the Hoosiers in scoring. He added an assist and a steal in a career-high 35 minutes of action.
Jones had a strong all-around game, scoring nine points and grabbing five rebounds. He also led the team with two steals and tied for the team lead with three assists and a block.
Malik Story provided a spark off the bench for the Hoosiers, scoring nine points and adding two assist and a steal. He matched his career high with 28 minutes.
Kyle Taber led the Hoosiers with seven rebounds in the game. He added five points and a block in 32 minutes. Tom Pritchard tied for the team lead with three assists in addition to six points, four rebounds and a steal.
Nick Williams scored eight points and had three rebounds in his 23rd start of the season. Daniel Moore scored just two points, but he did it with a flash, stripping the ball and racing downcourt for a fast-break layup. Moore also had an assist and two rebounds.
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