Men's Basketball

    Indiana Game Notes vs. Minnesota

    Go Hoosiers!
    Go Hoosiers!

    Go Hoosiers!

    Jan. 18, 2008

    Indiana Game Notes
    Indiana at Minnesota

    • Indiana's 15-1 start is the best run to open a season since the 1990-91 team opened the year with a 16-1 mark.

    • IU has reeled off 11 consecutive victories, its longest string since winning 13 straight during the 1992-93 campaign.

    • The Hoosiers now lead the all-time series over the Golden Gophers 87-63, including victories in the last two meetings. The last time Indiana earned a victory in Minneapolis came on Jan. 24, 2004, an 86-81 overtime triumph.

    • With its victory over Minnesota, Indiana is a perfect 4-0 to kick off Big Ten play. It marks the first time a Hoosier team has started 4-0 since the 2001-02 team also won its first four ballgames en route to a national championship game appearance.

    • The Hoosiers have won their first three Big Ten road games for the first time since the 1992-93 squad reeled off six straight to open conference play. That team finished the league road season with an 8-1 mark.

    • Indiana is a perfect 4-0 overall on the road and dating back to last season, it has captured five straight away from Bloomington and its last four league games.

    • Senior forward D.J. White secured his 11th double-double in 12 games with a game-high 17 points and 10 rebounds in 30 minutes. White shot 7-of-12 from the field and added a pair of blocks. He came into the game averaging 16.6 points and 10.6 rebounds.

    • Trailing 27-21 with 6:36 remaining in the first half, the Hoosiers ran off the next 17 points over a 4:20 stretch to build a 38-27 advantage. Indiana took a 40-32 edge into the break.

    • IU scored the game's final seven points. Minnesota held a 60-58 lead with 1:49 remaining before senior forward Lance Stemler nailed a game-winning trey at the 1:28 mark. Freshman guard Eric Gordon and Stemler each nailed a pair from the charity stripe to cap the run and seal the victory.



    • The Hoosiers are now 12-0 when entering halftime with a lead.

    • Freshman guard Jordan Crawford reached the double-digit mark for the 10th time this season. Crawford poured in 16 points, including a career-best four three-pointers, and added six rebounds. The Detroit native hit all four trifectas and scored 14 of his points in the first stanza.

    • Junior guard Jamarcus Ellis nearly joined D.J. White with double figure rebounds, pulling down a Big Ten career-high nine.

    • Freshman guard Eric Gordon reached double digits for the 15th time in 16 games, scoring 12 points despite picking up two fouls in the first 2:28 and playing only nine first-half minutes.

    • Although Indiana attempted only 14 free throws, it hit 12 of those attempts (85.7 percent). The Hoosiers are now 11-1 when besting 70 percent from the charity stripe. In contrast, the Golden Gophers missed 10 of their 21 attempts, shooting 52.4 percent.

    • The Hoosiers outshot the Golden Gophers from the floor 46.8-39.7 and held a decisive advantage on the boards 42-26. Indiana is 11-1 when outrebounding its opponent and a perfect 14-0 when shooting over 40 percent from the floor.

    • Indiana shot 40.9 percent from behind the arc, knocking down 9-of-22 treys. IU is 7-0 when sinking at least eight threes this season.


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