Indiana Game Notes vs. Kentucky
Dec. 8, 2007
Indiana Game Notes
Indiana is now 23-28 against Kentucky all-time with a 10-4 record at home, including wins the last five contests in Bloomington. Today's contest was the first meeting between the two schools in Assembly Hall since Dec. 18, 1990. Indiana has now won 23 games in a row at Assembly Hall and Kelvin Sampson is 21-0 in the building in his career.
IU's defense held the Wildcats to 51 points and forced 19 UK turnovers in the contest. The 51 points scored were the fewest by Kentucky in a game against Indiana since the Hoosiers topped the Wildcats 48-45 on Dec. 30, 1940.
The Hoosiers used a 12-2 run in the middle of the first half to stretch a 17-13 lead into a 29-15 edge against the Wildcats. It marked the eighth time in nine games that Indiana has put together a run of 10-plus points. Indiana added another run around halftime, as it held a 32-25 lead with 1:49 to play in the first half and scored the game's next 14 points to jump out to a 21-point lead just over four minutes into the second half. The Hoosiers never trailed in the contest, the second straight game and fourth overall that Indiana has led wire-to-wire.
D.J. White notched his fifth straight double-double against Kentucky, scoring 16 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. White is averaging 17.8 points and 12.4 rebounds over the last five games. White also became the 41st player in Indiana history to score over 1,000 points. He now has 1,006 points in his Hoosier tenure.
Indiana outrebounded its opponent for the sixth straight contest and the seventh time in nine games this season. The Hoosiers grabbed 37 rebounds to Kentucky's 29. IU has picked up 37 rebounds or more in each of the last six games.
Playing against his older brother, Joe, Jordan Crawford had a career game for the Hoosiers, scoring a career-best 20 points and adding two steals and two assists. The Hoosier defense held Joe, who came into the game averaging 18.3 points and 47.7 percent, to just 10 points on 4-for-15 shooting (26.7).
Jamarcus Ellis finished in double digits for the fifth straight game with 12 points. The junior added five rebounds and five assists in the game.
DeAndre Thomas matched a career high with 11 points in the game. The junior transfer added a career-high five rebounds in the contest.
For the second straight contest, Mike White hit five free throws for the Hoosiers. In 29 minutes, White had seven points and three rebounds.
Lance Stemler started his fourth straight game and scored four points and had three rebounds.
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