Feb. 3, 2009
Complete Game Notes in PDF Format
INDIANA (5-15, 0-8 Big Ten) vs. IOWA (12-10, 2-7 Big Ten)
Wednesday, February 4, 2009, 6:30 p.m. ET
Assembly Hall - 17,357 (Bloomington, Ind.)
Series Record: IU leads, 93-69
Last Meeting: at Iowa 65, Indiana 60 (1/3/09)
TV: Big Ten Network (Wayne Larrivee and Shon Morris)
RADIO: IU Radio Network (Don Fischer, Todd Leary and Joe Smith)
THE OPENING TIP
Indiana is in its 102nd season as a member of the Big Ten Conference and will host Iowa on Wednesday. The Hoosiers are concluding a stretch where they are playing four of five in Assembly Hall.The Hoosiers are coming off a 93-81 loss at home to Ohio State, while the Hawkeyes dropped a 62-54 decision at Illinois. Iowa won the previous meeting between the two teams, 65-60, in Iowa City in early January. Last year, Indiana defeated Iowa, 65-43, in Assembly Hall last season.
ODDS AND TRENDS
True freshmen have accounted for 70 percent of the team's minutes played (2830 of 4025) and 71 percent of its scoring (876 points of 1241). The Hoosiers schedule is ranked the fourth toughest in the country by Sagarin, fifth toughest by Kenpom.com, and sixth toughest in ESPN's RPI. The Hoosiers are shooting 53.0 percent from three-point range in the last three games games (35-for-66). Indiana is averaging 19.5 assists and 25 field goals in the last two contests. Junior Devan Dumes is averaging 19.3 points and is shooting 54.2 percent from long distance since the Minnesota game. He had a career-high 26 points against Northwestern and is the first Hoosier to score 20 points or more in the first half (he had 21) since D.J. White had 20 against Tennessee State last season. Indiana has shot 78.4 percent from the free-throw line in the last two games (29-for-37). Freshman Matt Roth's record 29-point effort against Ohio State (see page 2) has made him the top three-point shooter in Big Ten play making 52.6 percent of his long distance attempts (20-for-38). He is the first freshman in conference history to make nine three-pointers (11 attempts) in a game and his effort was the single-best scoring output by a Hoosier non-starter ever. The Hoosiers are second in the conference in rebounding margin (+5.5) in league games only.