No. 7/8 Indiana Takes on Penn State Wednesday
Jan. 22, 2013
The Opening Tip: The Hoosiers will play host to Penn State. The two teams played on Jan. 7, with IU capturing a 74-51 win at PSU. IU has won the last four meetings betweeen the two teams.
Indiana is ... : Ranked 7th by the Associated Press and 8th in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll. This is the 24th straight week the Hoosiers have been nationally ranked, the most since IU appeared for 71 straight weeks from 1989-94.
Stat of the Week: Indiana and Florida are the only teams in the country that rank in the top 10 in field goal percentage and field goal percentage defense. IU is fifth in field goal percentage (50.2) and Florida is ninth (49.1). IU is seventh in field goal percentage defense (37.0) while Florida is fifth (36.1).
Stat of the Week II: Today's RPI has Indiana's strength of schedule at 18.
Coaches: Tom Crean is in his fifth year with the Hoosiers and has guided them to a 43-11 mark during the last year and a half. He is 261-173 all-time as a head coach and has eight wins over nationally ranked foes in the last two-plus seasons. Patrick Chambers is in his second year as the head coach at Penn State and has compiled a 20-30 record with the Nittany Lions.
Zeller: Preseason National Player of the Year Cody Zeller has had three double-doubles in the first five games of Big Ten play and is averaging 19.2 points, 8.8 rebounds and shooting 62.3 percent from the field and 76.9 percent from the line. His 34.5 points/rebounds/assists per 40 is the tops among Big Ten players. He was named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week on January 14. He avearaged 22 points and 11.5 rebounds last week against Wisconsin and Northwestern.
History: This is Indiana's 113th season of college basketball. The Hoosiers, who have won five NCAA titles, 20 Big Ten titles, including 11 outright, have the best winning percentage in league game history winning 59.5 percent of its conference tilts (823-558).
The Last Two Years: Indiana is 43-11 (2nd best in Big Ten), 8-6 on the road (2nd best in Big Ten), 14-9 in road and neutral games and 29-2 at home (2nd best in Big Ten). IU leads all major conference school's in field goal percentage (49.6 percent), 3-point field goal percentage (42.5 percent) and free throw percentage (75.6 percent) during the last two seasons.
Nationally (Team): Indiana leads the nation in scoring differential (23.8), free throws made (372) and free throws attempted (501) and are second in scoring (84.4). IU also leads the Big Ten in free throw percentage (74.3), 3-point field goal percentage (41.3, 7th nationally), rebound margin (+11.1, 2nd nationally), and field goal percentage defense (37.0, 8th nationally). IU leads the Big Ten in home attendance (17,377) and will sell out all 20 home games this season.
Nationally (Players): Junior Victor Oladipo is second in the country in effective field goal percentage at 71.5 percent and is third in the nation in overall field goal percentage at 66.4 percent. Sophomore Cody Zeller is seventh in the country in field goal percentage at 62.5 percent, senior Jordan Hulls' 3-point field goal percentage (51.2) ranks fourth in the nation.
In The Big Ten: Sophomore Cody Zeller leads the Big Ten in points/rebounds/assists per 40 mins (36.8), free throws made per game (5.5) and attempted (7.6). He is fourth in scoring (17.2), tied for first in rebounding (8.2), third in field goal percentage (62.5), and seventh in blocked shots (1.3). He has posted back-to-back 20-point, 10-rebound games against Wisconsin (23-10) and Northwestern (21-13), giving him 10 career double-doubles. Senior Christian Watford leads in FT percentage (85.9), is third in 3-point field goal percentage (46.7), and ninth in rebounding (6.6). Junior Victor Oladipo is first in field goal percentage (66.4) and steals (2.2). Senior Jordan Hulls is the top 3-point shooter at 51.2 percent, is third in 3-point field goals made per game (2.4), fourth in assist/turnover ratio (2.5), and 10th in assists (3.5). Freshman Yogi Ferrell is second in the Big Ten in assists (4.8). Junior Will Sheehey is tops among Big Ten non-starters with a 10.4 scoring average off the bench. The Hoosiers are the only team in the Big Ten with five players averaging 10 points or better per game (Zeller, 16.9; Oladipo, 13.5; Watford, 12.8; Hulls, 11.2; Sheehey, 10.4).
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