Men's Basketball

    Indiana/Chattanooga Post Game Notes

    Go Hoosiers! DeAndre Thomas
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    DeAndre Thomas
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    Nov. 12, 2007

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    The following are post game notes from #8 Indiana's 99-79 season opening victory over Chattanooga.

    • The Hoosiers won their 23rd straight home opener and are now 86-22 in their first game at home in 108 seasons.

    • IU improved to 7-0 against teams from the Southern Conference.

    • The Cream and Crimson notched their 10th straight win in a season opener.

    • Kelvin Sampson-coached teams are now 19-2 in their last 21 season opening games.

    • The Hoosiers have an 18-game home court winning streak in Assembly Hall.

    • Coach Sampson won his 477th career game as he begins his 25th season as a head coach.

    • Monday's victory marked the sixth time in 12 games under Sampson that Indiana has trailed at halftime and come back to win. Chattanooga led 50-46 at halftime.

    • The Hoosiers outscored the Mocs, 53-29, in the second half and held UTC to 33% shooting in the second half.

    • The Hoosiers shot 55.4% from the field (31/56), 14 of 25 from long distance (56.0%) and 74.2% from the line (23/31).

    • IU improved to 19-1 under Sampson when scoring 70 points or more.

    • The 99 points scored by the Hoosiers is tied for the sixth highest output in a season opener. The most was 113 against Tennessee Tech in 1974.

    Individual Notes

    • Freshman Eric Gordon scored 33 points in his Hoosier debut, the most points ever for a player wearing the Cream and Crimson for the first time. George McGinnis, a sophomore, scored 26 in his first game against Eastern Michigan on December 1, 1970. Gordon made nine of 15 shots, including 7 of 11 three pointers and had six rebounds, four assists and three steals.

    • Senior D.J. White had 17 points and made seven of 10 free throws. He made five of seven shots and added two blocks.

    • Sophomore Armon Bassett scored 20 points, his third career 20-point or better effort of his career. He added a career-best six rebounds and tied his career-high by making four three pointers.

    • Freshman Jordan Crawford added 13 points off the bench and had three assists. He knocked in two of four three pointers.

    • Junior DeAndre Thomas had 11 points and three rebounds in 22 mninutes.

    • Junior Jamarcus Ellis had five points, a team-high nine rebounds and had six assists.

    • Senior Lance Stemler made his 20th career start.

    • Freshmen Eli Homan and Brandon McGee both saw their first action as a Hoosier.




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