Postgame Notes - Indiana at Wisconsin
March 8, 2009
Indiana Postgame Notes
Despite the loss on Sunday night, Indiana still holds a commanding 93-59 lead in the all-time series between the two schools.
Indiana shot 60 percent (9-for-15) from the floor in the first half, the first time the Hoosiers have shot 60 percent or better since Dec. 28 against Lipscomb. They followed it up by shooting 50 percent (11-for-22) in the second half.
The Hoosiers made 18 free throws in the game, the most since they made 18 at Michigan State on Feb. 7. The season-high for free throws made in a game came in the season opener against Northwestern State (28).
Jones III moved into third place in single season assists for freshmen with 98, tying the mark set by Steve Alford in 1983-84 season.
Matt Roth tied A.J. Guyton for fourth in three-point field goals made in a season by a freshman (56) and third in three-point field goal attempts (149).
As a team, the Hoosiers finished tenth in three-point field goal attempts with 484, surpassing the 1996-97 team's previous mark of 479.
Freshman guard Verdell Jones III set a new career high in points with 23, on 7-for-10 shooting from the field and 7-for-8 from the free throw line. He was also 2-for-2 from behind the arc, the fourth time he has made multiple triples in a game this season.
Freshman Nick Williams also set a career high in points with 19 on 6-for-9 shooting from the floor and 7-for-9 shooting at the charity stripe. His previous high was 18 points against Cornell on Nov. 30.
Freshman Matt Roth came off the bench to score seven points on 3-for-4 shooting from the field and 1-for-2 from behind the arc. The pair of two-point field goals made marks just the second time this season he has made two or more two-point field goals in a game (four vs. Wake Forest - Dec. 10).
Freshman forward Tom Pritchard closed out his regular season with eight points and two rebounds. With the start, Pritchard became the only Indiana player to start all 30 games this season.
Senior forward Kyle Taber scored two points and led the Hoosiers with five rebounds.
Redshirt sophomore Brett Finkelmeier got his first career start on Sunday, grabbing one rebound and dishing out an assist in 25 minutes while helping lead the defensive effort against Wisconsin guard Trevon Hughes.
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