Indiana Postgame Notes at Michigan State
March 2, 2008
Indiana Game Notes
Indiana is now 24-5 on the season and 13-3 in the Big Ten, one game behind league leaders Wisconsin and Purdue.
The Hoosiers still hold a 7-2 mark on the road this season, including a 6-2 ledger in conference play, and are 8-3 overall away from Bloomington this season.
Interim head coach Dan Dakich suffered his first defeat on the Hoosier sideline. He is now 2-1 and 158-141 overall in his coaching career.
Senior forward D.J. White recorded his 18th double-double of the season, his 10th of the Big Ten campaign and his 21st in his last 31 games with 14 points and 12 rebounds.
With his 14 points White moved into a tie for 20th on the Hoosiers' all-time scoring list with Andrae Patterson (1995-98) at 1,365. He also moved into a share of 12 on the all-time rebounding charts with Charles DeHeer (1967-69) at 709. White is the 10th player in IU history to reach 1,350 points and 700 rebounds.
White also played 36 minutes - the 10th time in the last 11 games he has played at least 36 minutes.
Freshman guard Eric Gordon reached the 20-point mark for the 17th time this season, pouring in 22 points in 36 minutes. He finished the regular season averaging 25.0 against the Spartans after collecting 28 in the first meeting between the two teams on February 16. Gordon now needs 60 points to break the Big Ten freshman scoring record set by Ohio State's Michael Redd (658) in 1998.
Gordon hit one 3-pointer to move into a share of the top spot for most treys in a season by a Hoosier freshman. Bracey Wright also hit 66 during the 2002-03 season.
Sophomore guard Armon Bassett scored in double figures for the fourth straight game and 14th time this season. He contributed 13 points and dished out six assists in 39 minutes.
Junior forward DeAndre Thomas played 10 minutes and added four points and three rebounds. It marked the first time he logged double-digit minutes since the last meeting between the two teams, where he played 16 minutes on February 16.
Detroit native Jordan Crawford led the Hoosiers off the bench with 12 points in 27 minutes. The freshman guard shot 5-of-8 from the floor en route to his 15th double-digit scoring effort. Crawford also scored 12 points against the Spartans in Bloomington on February 16.
Senior forward Lance Stemler set a career-high with two blocks. He added four points and two rebounds in 17 minutes.
Senior forward Mike White saw his first action since the two teams last met on February 16 in Bloomington.
Indiana still leads the overall series against the Spartans 64-43.
The Hoosiers scored 74 points, reaching the 70-point plateau for the 22nd time this season and the 10th time in Big Ten play.
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