Postgame Notes from Indiana vs. North Alabama Exhibition
Nov. 4, 2007
Indiana placed six players in double digits against North Alabama. In last season's exhibitions, IU had six players in double figures against North Dakota and five against Indianapolis. The Hoosiers had four players score 10 points or more in all three of their games in the Bahamas over Labor Day weekend as well.
Freshman Jordan Crawford led all players with 30 points, going 10-for-11 from the field and 6-for-6 from 3-point range. The 6-for-6 from downtown is equal to Robert Vaden's school record for 3-point percentage in a regular season game.
Freshman Eric Gordon had 24 points on 10-for-16 shooting in the game. Including three games in the Bahamas, Gordon has averaged 26.5 points in his four exhibition games as a Hoosier. He has also shot 58.7 percent from the field.
Senior D.J. White had a double-double for the Hoosiers with 13 points and 11 rebounds. The senior added a game-high six assists, which is better than his career high, and three blocks for the Hoosiers in 26 minutes of action.
Sophomore Armon Bassett shot 50 percent or better for the third time in his four exhibition games this year, going 7-for-11, 2-for-4 from downtown, for 18 points in the game. Bassett also had five assists in the game.
Junior transfer Jamarcus Ellis had 10 points for Indiana and also had six of the Hoosiers' 13 steals.
Freshman Brandon McGee scored 12 points in 12 minutes and went 5-for-7 from the free throw line to lead the Hoosiers. He also grabbed six rebounds, three on the offensive glass.
Junior transfer DeAndre Thomas scored seven points and had three rebounds for the Hoosiers in just 12 minutes of action, shooting 3-for-5 from the field.
Freshman Eli Holman pulled down six rebounds, four offensive, for IU in 12 minutes of action. He scored five points on 2-for-4 shooting and had three blocks.
Senior Lance Stemler scored two points and had four rebounds for the Hoosiers.
Junior Kyle Taber grabbed two rebounds and had a steal in five minutes of action.
After North Alabama pulled within three (14-11) at the 16:02 mark of the first half, the Hoosiers went on an 25-6 run to take a 39-17 lead at the 7:36 mark. The IU defense held North Alabama to 3-for-17 shooting during that time while IU went 10-for-14, including a string of seven straight shots.
North Alabama head coach Bobby Champagne, a 1990 graduate of South Alabama, is in his fifth year with the Lions and has a 59-55 record. Champagne was a member of Kelvin Sampson's staff at Washington State (1991-94) and at Oklahoma (1994-97).
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