Indiana vs. Tennessee State
Dec. 3, 2007
Indiana Game Notes
The Hoosiers won their 22nd consecutive game at Assembly Hall with tonight's 84-72 victory as Head Coach Kelvin Sampson improved to 20-0 at home in his IU career. Indiana improved to 16-0 against teams from the Ohio Valley Conference in winning the first-ever game against Tennessee State.
Indiana used an 11-0 run early in the first half to turn a 6-4 lead into a 17-4 advantage. IU held a double-digit lead until the 15:21 mark of the second half when the Tigers trimmed the lead to 55-46.
The Hoosiers had 40 or more rebounds for the fourth time this season, finishing the game with 41 boards. IU won the rebounding battle for the fifth straight game.
D.J. White was lights out in the first half, shooting 8-for-8 from the field for 20 points, and added six rebounds and four blocks before the break. The totals for points and blocks were season highs for the senior. White set a career high with his 29 points and added 13 rebounds for his fourth consecutive double-double. White also took his first career 3-point attempt in the game. He now has five straight games with 10 or more caroms.
Jamarcus Ellis finished in double digits for the fourth straight game, finishing with 10 points. He also added a career-high 10 assists in the game for his third double-double of the season. He became the first Hoosier with double-digit assists since Earl Calloway had 11 against Penn State on March 3, 2007.
Mike White played a season-high 30 minutes and matched a career high with eight rebounds in the contest. He added 11 points in the contest, a season high for the senior.
Brandon McGee returned for the Hoosiers after missing the previous two games due to illness. McGee finished with seven points in his 13 minutes of action.
Lance Stemler hit back-to-back 3-pointers for the Hoosiers with under eight minutes to play, stretching the IU lead from 65-58 to 71-58 with six minutes to play. He finished with nine points and two steals.
Armon Bassett had eight points and three assists and played 39 minutes for the Hoosiers. It marks the fourth straight game he has played 35 or more minutes for Indiana.
DeAndre Thomas added two points off the bench for IU.
The Hoosiers will host Kentucky on Saturday, December 8 in the annual "White Out" game. IU fans are encouraged to wear white to Assembly Hall on the day of the game.
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