Indiana Postgame Notes vs. Minnesota
March 5, 2008
Indiana Game Notes
Indiana's 25 wins this year are the most since the Final Four season of 2001-02. The 25 regular-season wins are the most since the 1992-93 squad went 28-3.
Indiana improved to 88-63 against Minnesota all-time and swept the season series with the Golden Gophers for the first time since 1993.
Minnesota came strong out of the gate, posting a 7-4 lead, but the Hoosiers went on an 11-0 run to post a 15-7 lead at the 11:51 mark of the first half. With 7:58 to play, the game was tied at 48-48, and then the Hoosiers went on a 16-2 run to blow the game wide open at 64-50 with 2:19 to play.
Indiana improved to 34-4 when leading at the half and 33-5 when outrebounding its opponent over the last two seasons.
With his layup at the 12:04 mark of the first half, D.J. White moved over the 500-point mark for the season, becoming the 48th player in school history to top the milestone with his 510 points in 2007-08. With Eric Gordon's 619, the duo is the ninth in school history to both top 500 points. Their 1,129 combined points is the fifth highest for a tandem in school history.
White hit his first career 3-pointer as time expired in the first half to give Indiana a 31-27 lead at the break. The senior scored 17 points, grabbed five rebounds, had three steals and made two blocks in the game.
Eric Gordon scored 20 points for the Hoosiers, including a 12-for-14 performance at the line. It is the 14th time this season that Gordon has had 10 or more free throw attempts. His 215 free throws made this year are fourth on the single-season list.
Armon Bassett had his fifth straight game in double figures with 11 points in the contest. It is also his fifth straight game with three or more 3-pointers, as he has scored 18 baskets from downtown over the last five games.
Jamarcus Ellis had his seventh game this season with 10 or more rebounds, as he matched a career-high 13 boards in the contest. He added 10 points for his third double-double of the season.
Stemler started for the Hoosiers, scoring three points, grabbing three rebounds, making two steals and dishing out one assist.
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