Indiana vs. IUPUI Postgame Notes
Dec. 22, 2006
For the second straight game, Indiana started the lineup of D.J. White, Roderick Wilmont, A.J. Ratliff, Lance Stemler and Earl Calloway. It is the first time that the Hoosiers have started the same lineup in back-to-back games since the Butler (Nov. 14) and Indiana State (Nov. 17) games. Ironically, these five also started those two games as well. Indiana is 3-1 when this lineup starts the game.
After totaling five points in Indiana's last three games, Lance Stemler scored 21 points against IUPUI, including 12 in the first half. He was 3-for-6 from 3-point range. Stemler also set a career-high with nine rebounds.
Earl Calloway 17 points in the first half and totaled 21 points for the game. He went 6-of-7 from the floor in the contest. He just missed his career-high of 22 points, which he did against Lafayette on Nov. 13. That game was also played in Conseco Fieldhouse.
Indiana shot 81.8 percent from the free throw line (18-for-22). It is their highest percentage of the season. The Hoosiers previous high was against Butler on Nov. 14 (12-15, 80 percent).
Ben Allen returned for Indiana after missing the last three games with illness. He scored four points in 11 minutes in his return to the court.
Indiana scored 48 points in the first half, which is the most it has scored in the first half this season.
Indiana turned the ball over just nine times against IUPUI. After averaging 18.0 turnovers in the first six games, the Hoosiers are averaging 8.8 turnovers in their last five games.
The Hoosiers improved their record at Conseco Fieldhouse to 2-1 this season. Indiana is 14-5 all-time on the Pacers home court.
Indiana outrebounded IUPUI 43-23 in the game, its biggest margin of the year. The Hoosiers previous high was outrebounding Chicago State by 15 rebounds (43-28).
All 13 Hoosiers played for just the third time this season. The other two games that all 13 players played were Chicago State (Nov. 19, 90-69 win) and Western Illinois (Dec. 6, 92-40 win).
Indiana had 20 assists, which is a season high. The team tallied 19 assists against both Western Illinois (Dec. 6) and Chicago State (Nov. 19). D.J. White and Armon Bassett each had five assists. Five assists is a career high for White.
Armon Bassett set a career high with 20 points. His previous career high was 16 points against Chicago State. He has scored in double figures in three straight games.
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