Hoosiers Host Illinois On Sunday
Jan. 11, 2008
Illinois (8-8, 0-3) at #10/11 Indiana (13-1, 2-0)
The Opening Tip
The Hoosiers are 257-50 all-time at Assembly Hall against the league.
IU has won its last nine games, the longest winning streak during Kelvin Sampson's two-year tenure, and is coming off a 78-64 win at Michigan on January 8.
The Illini are coming off a 70-60 loss at Wisconsin.
The teams met three times last year, with the Hoosiers winning 65-61 in Bloomington, while falling to Illinois, 51-43 in Champaign and 58-54 in overtime at the Big Ten Tournament.
Indiana has the fourth longest home court winning streak in the country having won its last 26 games in Assembly Hall and the Hoosiers have won four of the last five meetings between the two teams in Bloomington.
Indiana's current nine-game game winning streak is its longest since the start of the 2002-03 season and with a win, the Hoosiers would have a 10-game winning streak for the 22nd time in school history.
The Hoosiers are currently enjoying their longest continuous string of success since they won 13 in a row in the 1992-93 season.
IU goes to Minnesota on January 17 for the third of seven games this season that tip off after 9 p.m. in Bloomington.
Indiana then will enjoy a three-game homestand when it hosts Penn State (January 20), Iowa (January 23) and UConn (January 26).
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