Indiana vs. Western Michigan Postgame Notes
Dec. 20, 2006
For the third time this season, Indiana started D.J. White, Roderick Wilmont, A.J. Ratliff, Lance Stemler and Earl Calloway. This is the only starting lineup that the Hoosiers have used more than once this year, and Indiana has a 2-1 record when this group starts. Indiana has employed eight different starting lineups this season.
With 16 points and 12 rebounds, D.J. White recorded his third double-double of the season and the fifth of his career. He also had double-doubles this year against Charlotte (13 pts., 12 rbs.) and Chicago State (18 pts., 11 rbs.).
D.J. White tied his career-high with five blocked shots on the night. He has had five blocks on five separate occasions, the last time coming against Indiana State on Nov. 17.
At halftime, the Western Michigan bench had outscored the Indiana bench 7-0. In the second half, the Hoosiers held the advantage 12-7.
Indiana was outrebounded for just the first time this season. Indiana had not outrebounded its opponent in nine straight games since the 1980-81 and 1981-82 seasons.
The Hoosiers had five players score in double figures for the third time this season, and IU is 3-0 in those contests. Indiana had five players score 10 or more against Indiana State (11/17) and Western Illinois (12/6).
Freshman Armon Bassett scored all 12 of his points in the second half, including the first four points of the frame. Bassett shot 5-for-7 from the field, including 1-for-2 from 3-point range, in netting his fourth game with 10 points or more. The freshman scored a career-high 16 against Duke on Nov. 28.
Indiana forced 21 Bronco turnovers, its second game in a row forcing 20 or more. On the other side, IU committed just 10 turnovers, the fourth straight game that the Hoosiers have committed 11 or fewer. In Indiana's first six games, it averaged 18 turnovers per contest. The Hoosiers scored 21 points off turnovers to WMU's six.
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