Postgame Notes - Indiana vs. Anderson
Nov. 7, 2008
Indiana vs. Anderson (Ind.) - Exhibition game
The Indiana basketball team defeated Anderson University, 103-71 to run its record in exhibition games to 6-0 over the past five seasons against lower-level colleges and universities.
The 103 points scored was the third consecutive exhibition game in which the Hoosiers have topped the century mark.
With the 32-point margin of victory, the Hoosiers have defeated each of their last five exhibition opponents by 30 or more points.
Indiana shot a blistering 55.9 from the field for the game while holding Anderson to just 36.8 percent. In the first half, Indiana shot nearly 54 percent while the Ravens managed just 31.3 percent.
At the foul line, Indiana held a decided advantage there as well, making 12 more free throws than Anderson attempted in the game (33 made to 21 attempted). In the game, IU was 33-for-40 (82.5 percent) while Anderson was 14-for-21 (66.7 percent).
Indiana pulled away early thanks to an sizeable advantage in fast break points and finished the game with a 29-7 edge in that category.
The Hoosiers also dominated the Ravens in the paint, outscoring them 50-28.
Of the 12 players who saw action for the Hoosiers, only Brett Finkelmeier had played in an IU uniform (11 minutes). Finkelmeier exceeded that total in one exhibition game with 15 minutes of action against Anderson.
Junior Devan Dumes led the Hoosiers with 22 points, doing most of his damage from the free throw line (11-for-11).
Freshman Tom Pritchard was the second leading scorer for IU with 20 points on 8-for-13 shooting from the field. He also grabbed 10 rebounds to claim the team lead in that category.
Verdell Jones III, another freshman, dropped in 18 points on 8-for-12 shooting from the floor. He also dished out three assists and snared five rebounds and came away with three steals.
Freshman Malik Story came off the bench and provided a spark in the early going and finished with 14 points to go along with three points and three assists.
Freshman Nick Williams was the fifth player in double figures for the Hoosiers with 10 points in addition to five rebounds, two assists and two steals.
Freshman Matt Roth closed with five points and three rebounds in his Hoosier debut.
Daniel Moore did not break into the scoring column but he did hand out three assists and grab a rebound in 12 minutes of action.
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