Hoosiers Top Coppin State
Dec. 22, 2007
Indiana Game Notes
The Hoosiers won their 25th straight game in Assembly Hall, the fourth longest home court winning streak in school history. Indiana is tied with Notre Dame for the third longest active streak in Division I.
Kelvin Sampson is 23-0 in Assembly Hall, the second best start ever for a Hoosier coach at home (Branch McCracken, 25-0, 1938-41.
The Hoosiers' six game winning streak is their longest under Sampson.
The Hoosiers improved to 26-1 when scoring 70 points or more under Sampson.
A'Daeron Duncan's free throw 25 seconds into the game gave Coppin State a 1-0 lead, snapping a streak of over 150 minutes (150:08) where Indiana had not trailed in a game. Prior to Saturday, the Hoosiers had led wire-to-wire in three straight contests.
Indiana continued its dominance in getting to the free-throw line, as the Hoosiers were 27-for-35 from the line on the day. Coppin State was just 11-for-12 on the game. The Hoosiers are averaging a national best 20.4 free throws made per game.
After entering the locker room with a narrow 28-26 lead, the Hoosiers came out on fire in the second half, scoring the first 10 points of the frame and embarking on a 20-2 run to balloon their lead to 48-30.
The Hoosiers shot 66.7% from the floor in the second half (14/21).
D.J. White finished the game with 21 points and eight rebounds to lead the team in both categories. It marks the third time in the last four games that the All-America candidate has scored over 20 points. However, White saw his double-double streak stop at six games as he came up two rebounds short of making it seven contests in a row. He matched a season high with four blocks.
Mike White had a strong day at the free-throw line, going 6-for-7 on the day. White is now 16-of-21 (76.2 percent) from the line this year after shooting 50.9 percent from the stripe last year.
For the second consecutive contest, Jamarcus Ellis had a brilliant all-around game, finishing with a team-leading six assists and nine rebounds. Ellis only took one shot in the game, wrapping up the contest with two points.
DeAndre Thomas had a strong first half for the Hoosiers, as he was second on the team with seven points on 3-for-6 shooting before the break. He also had a blocked shot.
Jordan Crawford finished the game with nine points and two assists on the day.
Indiana will take the next three days off before returning to campus for practice Wednesday afternoon.
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