Indiana vs. Southern Illinois Postgame Notes
Dec. 17, 2006
Indiana used its eighth different starting lineup in nine games this season against Southern Illinois.
Indiana and Southern Illinois combined to score 45 total points in the first half of the game. It is the lowest combined first-half total at home since Dec. 8, 2004, when Indiana and Notre Dame combined to score 43 points. Indiana led 23-20 at halftime in that game.
Southern Illinois shot 50 percent from the field in the first half (9-of-18). Indiana has only allowed one other team to shoot higher than 49 percent in the first half. Lafayette shot 50 percent (11-of-22) in the first half on Nov. 13.
Southern Illinois came into the game allowing just 51.7 points per game.
Indiana outrebounded its opponent for the ninth straight game, outrebounding the Salukis, 28-23.
Indiana's bench outscored Southern Illinois' bench, 31-6. Indiana has held the opponents bench to single digits on five occasions this season. The opposing bench has been held to 11 points or less on seven occasions.
Indiana held Southern Illinois to 49 points in the game. It is the second time this year that Indiana has held an opponent under 50 points. The Hoosiers held Western Illinois to just 40 points on Dec. 6. The last time that Indiana held two opponents to under 50 points in a season came in 2002-03.
Southern Illinois had 20 turnovers in the game, which is the second most for them in a game this season. The Salukis had 23 turnovers in a 61-53 overtime loss to Arkansas. In addition, Indiana has forced at least 20 turnovers in a game twice this season. The Hoosiers forced 26 turnovers against Lafayette on Nov. 13.
With the game tied 39-39 with 8:03 remaining, Indiana went on a 14-1 run to take its largest lead of the game, 53-40, with 3:05 left. The Salukis went 9:22 in the second half without a field goal.
Senior Earl Calloway fouled out of the game with 3:24 remaining. It is just the second time this year that an Indiana player has fouled out of the game. Ben Allen fouled out against Duke on Nov. 28.
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