Indiana Postgame Notes vs. Gonzaga
Dec. 6, 2008
Indiana Game Notes
Indiana had one of its strongest efforts from three-point range of the season, shooting 7-for-19 (36.8 percent) from downtown. Four different Hoosiers - Devan Dumes (3-8), Malik Story (2-5), Matt Roth (1-4) and Kyle Taber (1-1) - hit from the outside in the game.
After a Jeremy Pargo layup at 7:01 of the first half, Indiana went on a 6-0 run to tie the game at 19 with 5:12 to play. IU also had a 6-1 run in the early going to turn a 6-4 deficit into a 10-7 lead, the largest of the half for the Hoosiers.
IU's largest run of the game came early in the second half, as IU turned a 39-26 Gonzaga lead into a 41-34 game with 13:24 to play in the game.
For the first time this season, Indiana scored its first points of the game from the free-throw line. Tom Pritchard knocked down a pair from the stripe 1:32 into the game to tie the score 2-2.
The Hoosiers scored 11 of their 24 first-half points from the line as they went 11-for-14 from the stripe. IU set season highs for free throws made (19) and free-throw percentage (79.2) in the game.
IU held Gonzaga to a season-low 70 points in the contest, as the Hoosier defense held the Zags to just 3-for-16 (18.8%) shooting from three-point range and 45.8 percent shooting for the game.
The Hoosiers had at least three players in double figures for the third time in the last four games, as Devan Dumes (15), Malik Story (14) and Tom Pritchard (13) all finished with 10 points or more.
Indiana used the starting lineup of Daniel Moore, Devan Dumes, Nick Williams, Kyle Taber and Tom Pritchard for the first time. Pritchard and Dumes have started every game for IU this year, while Moore has started each of the last six games. Taber and Story each made their third start of the year.
Malik Story finished the game with a career-high 14 points and matched his career marks with four rebounds and one block. He was 4-of-5 from the free-throw line and 2-of-5 from behind the three-point line.
Tom Pritchard finished in double figures with 13 points on 4-for-6 shooting and a 5-for-7 effort from the free-throw line. Pritchard finished without a defensive rebound for the first time in his career, but had a career-best six boards on the offensive end. He matched a career best with two blocks and added two steals despite playing just 22 minutes due to foul trouble.
Indianapolis native Devan Dumes scored 15 points in his return to his hometown, his highest point total since the season opener against Northwestern State. Dumes had four rebounds and was 4-for-4 from the charity stripe.
Kyle Taber played a season-high 27 minutes, grabbing seven rebounds, including three on the offensive end. He had four points - including his second career three-pointer, two assists and two steals. Taber is now 2-for-2 from downtown this season and in his career.
Carmel native Daniel Moore played a career-high 37 minutes, scoring one point, grabbing two rebounds, dishing out two assists and making one steal.
Tijan Jobe logged 14 minutes in the contest, recording a block and a rebound.
Brett Finkelmeier, Broderick Lewis and Kipp Schutz each played one minute. Schutz entered the game in the first half and connected on both of his free throws to tie his career high of two points. Finkelmeier snagged a defensive rebound.
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