Lipscomb Post Game Notes
Dec. 28, 2008
This was the first meeting between the two schools. Indiana is now 2-1 all-time against Atlantic Sun Conference opponents and owns a 183-20 (.902) all-time mark against non-conference foes in Assembly Hall.
The Hoosiers played in front of a season-high 14,827 fans on Sunday night in Assembly Hall.
Indiana opens Big Ten play at Iowa on Saturday, Jan. 3.
The Hoosiers started Verdell Jones III, Devan Dumes, Nick Williams, Tom Pritchard and Kyle Taber for the third time this season and the first time since the opening two games. The Hoosiers are 2-1 when starting the quintet. Taber made his fifth straight start and Jones III started for the first time since the Cornell game on Nov. 30.
With the game tied 14-14 at the 12:32 mark in the first half, IU scored 21 unanswered points over the next 5:31. The run was part of a larger 30-4 run over a 9:34 stretch after Lipscomb jumped out to a 10-5 advantage with 16:35 left.
Devan Dumes scored three times from downtown during the 21-0 run and finished the first half with 11 points on 4-for-4 shooting. Five Hoosiers contributed points over the stretch and IU went 8-for-10 from the floor, including four three-point field goals.
When Daniel Moore entered the game at the 11:23 mark of the first half, the Hoosiers held a 19-14 advantage and Moore quickly helped the Hoosiers add to that. In his eight minutes of action in the opening 20 minutes, he finished with five points, six assists (just one turnover), four rebounds and two steals.
IU's 44 first-half points were its second-highest total of the season (51 vs. Chaminade) and its third most prolific 20 minutes this year.
The Hoosiers held the Bison to just one field goal during an 11:20 stretch (17:42-6:22) in the opening stanza.
Indiana shot 62.1 percent (18-for-29) from the floor in the first half, its third half over 60 percent on the season and its second-best output (70.4 vs. Chaminade).
The Hoosiers also distributed the ball very well in the game, picking up a season-high 19 assists in the contest. Indiana's previous season high was 18 assists vs. Chaminade.
Devan Dumes reached double figures for the 10th time in 12 games this season. He led the Hoosiers with 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting, including a season-high matching 4-of-7 from deep. Dumes logged 32 minutes.
Verdell Jones III went 6-for-8 from the field and finished with 13 points, three assists and one steal in 24 minutes. He has scored in double digits three times this year.
Battling foul trouble and playing only seven minutes in the first half, Tom Pritchard finished with 12 points in 23 minutes. It marked his ninth double-figure scoring game this year.
Daniel Moore finished the evening with eight points, matched a career high with seven assists, added four rebounds and two steals in 18 minutes.
Kyle Taber matched a career best with seven points and collected five rebounds in 25 minutes.
Nick Williams started for the 11th time in 12 games and scored three points with two assists in 26 minutes of action.
In 25 minutes off the bench, Malik Story set career highs with six rebounds and two blocked shots. He also matched a career best with three steals and contributed five points and two assists.
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