Indiana Postgame Notes vs. TCU
Dec. 10, 2008
Indiana Game Notes
Indiana improved to 4-0 at Assembly Hall this season and is now 183-18 (.910) against non-conference foes in the building all-time. IU is 3-0 all-time against the Horned Frogs and moved to 13-1 against the Mountain West. Tom Crean is now 3-4 against TCU in his coaching career.
IU's 16-for-20 performance (.800) was its top effort from the free-throw line this season. The Hoosiers outrebounded the Horned Frogs 31-25, the third time IU has grabbed more boards than its opposition.
The 23 points TCU scored in the first half marked the second-fewest points IU has allowed in a half this season. The Hoosiers have held three straight opponents under 30 at the break and have held their opposition under 30 points in five of the last six halves of basketball.
The Hoosiers held TCU to a season-low 56 points and they forced TCU to commit 21 turnovers, just one shy of the Horned Frogs' season high. IU has now held each of its last two opponents (Gonzaga, 70) to a season low in points.
The first half was a back-and-forth battle between the two teams with five ties and eight lead changes. The largest lead of the half for either team was four points, both times by the Hoosiers. On the other hand, IU scored the first four points of the second half and never trailed after the break en route to a 10-point victory.
Indiana used an 18-4 run to break open the game midway through the second half, turning a 33-29 game into a 51-33 edge. Extending the run even further, after trailing 21-18 with 5:43 left, IU outscored the Horned Frogs 33-12 until Kevin Butler's jumper with 8:13 to play in the second half.
Malik Story's rainmaker three at the end of the first half was IU's first buzzer-beating basket of the season. The long-range bucket stretched a one-point lead to four heading into the locker room.
When Devan Dumes nailed a three just over four minutes into the game and drew a foul, he became the first Hoosier to complete a four-point play this season. Tom Pritchard leads the team with five three-point plays and Kyle Taber and Malik Story have one each.
Tom Pritchard's first five rebounds of the game were all on the offensive glass, meaning that he had 11 boards in a row on the offensive end including IU's game against Gonzaga. He wound up with nine of his 11 caroms on the offensive end and now has more offensive rebounds (37) than defensive boards (33).
Indiana's top two scorers - Dumes (20) and Pritchard (15) - finished 1-2 in scoring for the Hoosiers for the third time this season. One of those two players has led IU in points in seven of the nine games this year.
With 15 points and 11 rebounds, Pritchard notched his third career double-double, all coming at Assembly Hall. He is averaging 14.1 points and 7.8 rebounds on the year. He is averaging 17.5 points and 9.5 rebounds at home. Pritchard's 11 rebounds were a career high and the top total by a Hoosier this season.
Devan Dumes scored 20 points on 6-for-12 shooting for his second 20-point game of the season. He added a career-high three steals and had two assists while shooting 5-for-6 from the free-throw line.
Nick Williams went 4-for-6 from the field to finish with 11 points, seven rebounds and three steals in the game. His three takeaways matched a career high.
Daniel Moore had a career-best seven assists in 30 minutes, the highest assist total by a Hoosier on the year. He added four points and two rebounds in the victory.
Malik Story posted a strong all-around game off the bench, scoring seven points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals in 28 minutes of action.
Kyle Taber started for the second game in a row, grabbing four rebounds and scoring four points. He also had an assist in the game.
Matt Roth scored five points, hitting a three-pointer, in 20 minutes of action. He also had a steal.
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