Chicago State Post Game Notes
Dec. 29, 2007
Chicago State at #13/14 Indiana
The Hoosiers have won seven straight games, the most during Kelvin Sampson's two-year tenure.
Indiana has won 26 straight games at home, the fourth longest active streak in the country and the fourth highest all-time in Hoosier history.
Indiana finished the month with a 6-0 record, the first calendar full month they have gone unscathed since January of 1992 when they were 7-0.
The Hoosiers finished the calendar year of 2007 with a 23-9 record.
Kelvin Sampson posted his 487th career win and is 24-0 in Assembly Hall as the Hoosiers head coach. Branch McCracken won his first 25 home games from 1948-51.
Indiana now leads the series with Chicago State 2-0.
Indiana had a season-best 56 rebounds.
The Hoosiers made 21 of 23 free throws, a season-best 91.3% effort. Chicago State was 0 for 5 from the charity stripe.
For the sixth time this season, Indiana did not trail in a game.
The Hoosiers had a season-high 11 blocked shots.
The Hoosiers allowed a season-low 19 points in the first half to Chicago State. This came after they allowed 20 in the second half against Coppin State in their last game.
Indiana held its biggest halftime lead of the year, 29 points, when it went into the locker room with a 48-19 advantage. The Hoosiers previous best halftime advantage was a 52-24 lead it had on Western Carolina.
The Hoosiers improved to 26-1 when scoring 70 points or more during Kelvin Sampson's tenure.
Indiana outscored Chicago State, 50-14 in the paint, 21-11 off of turnovers, 22-7 on second chances, 21-2 on the fast break, and 33-13 off the bench.
For the seventh time in eight games, D.J. White posted a double-double. He finished with 21 points and a career-high 15 rebounds in just 23 minutes. He is averaging 16.4 points and a Big Ten-best 9.7 boards. White also had four blocked shots.
For the fifth time this season, Eric Gordon has made 10 free throws or more in a game. He made 14 of 14 in the game and has made 24 straight from the charity stripe. He finished with 22 points in 30 minutes. He is leading the league in scoring with a conference-best 23.4 points.
Jordan Crawford had 15 points off the bench and added eight rebounds, three assists and five steals in 25 minutes. He is the fourth leading scorer among freshman in the Big Ten at 14.0 per game.
Armon Bassett had 13 points, five assists and three steals in 28 minutes. He also made three of five three-pointers.
Jamarcus Ellis had four points and 10 rebounds and added a career-high four blocked shots.
Mike White had four points, two rebounds and tied a career-high with two assists.
Lance Stemler had seven points and a season-high seven rebounds. He also added two steals.
Kyle Taber had a career-high four points and added three rebounds in eight minutes.
Brandon McGee had five points and a rebound, an assist and a block in nine minutes.
DeAndre Thomas had two points and two offensive rebounds.
After playing five straight games at home, the Hoosiers will open Big Ten play at Iowa (January 2) and at Michigan (January 8).
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