Indiana vs. Penn State Postgame Notes
March 3, 2007
Indiana clinches the No. 3 seed in the Big Ten Tournament with the victory and receives a first-round bye. That is the best seed that the Hoosiers have had since 1999, when they were also seeded third. Indiana will play its first game in the tournament on Friday, March 9, at 9:10 p.m. EST against the winner of the No. 6 and No. 11 seed.
With 94 points scored, Indiana tallied its most points in a game of the season.
The Hoosiers sank 17 3-pointers in the contest, which ties the school record. Indiana also drained 17 from behind the arc against Illinois in 2002. A.J. Ratliff led Indiana with six 3s in the game, which is a career-best for him.
Indiana clinches at least a share of third-place in the Big Ten regular season standings with the victory.
Indiana went 15-0 in Assembly Hall this season. The last time that Indiana was perfect in Assembly Hall was the 1993-94 season, when they went 13-0.
The Hoosiers have not had a 20-win season since the 2002-03 squad recorded a 21-13 mark. The last time that Indiana won 20 games in the regular season was in 1999-00.
Head coach Kelvin Sampson extended his streak of 20-win seasons to 10, going back to his time as head coach at Oklahoma.
In two games against Penn State this season, Indiana has drained a total of 31 3-pointers. The Hoosiers had 14 in the first meeting between the two teams on Jan. 13, and 17 in tonight's game.
Senior Roderick Wilmont followed up his 31-point game against Northwestern with a 21-point effort against Penn State. He has scored 20 points or more seven times this season.
Senior Earl Calloway had a career-best 11 assists. His previous career-high was 10 assists against Gonzaga in the NCAA Tournament on March 18, 2006.
The Hoosiers had five players score in double figures (Roderick Wilmont, A.J. Ratliff, Earl Calloway, D.J. White, Mike White). The last time Indiana had five score in double figures was at Penn State on Jan. 13.
For the fifth time this season, all 13 players on the bench saw minutes for the Hoosiers.
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