Hoosiers Travel To Michigan State
Feb. 5, 2009
INDIANA (6-15, 1-8 Big Ten) vs. #13/14 MICHIGAN STATE (18-4, 8-2 Big Ten)
Saturday, February 7, 2009, 4:00 p.m. ET
Breslin Center - 14,759 (East Lansing, Mich.)
Series Record: IU leads, 65-44
Last Meeting: at Michigan State 103, Indiana 74 (3/2/08)
TV: ESPN (Dave O'Brien and Bob Wenzel)
RADIO: IU Radio Network (Don Fischer, Todd Leary and Joe Smith)
THE OPENING TIP
MICHIGAN STATE TIES RUN DEEP FOR CREAN
ODDS AND TRENDS
Junior Devan Dumes is averaging 21.3 points and is shooting 62.1 percent from long distance in the last four games. He had a career-high 27 points against Iowa and had 26 against Northwestern. Dumes made eight of nine shots from the field and all five of his three-point field goal attempts. Dumes tied Kyle Hornsby (2002 at Michigan) and Keith Smart (1987 at Ohio State) for the Hoosiers most accurate long range effort in a Big Ten game. Robert Vaden has the overall IU mark after making six of six in 2006 at Ball State. He is the first Hoosier to score 20 points or more in the first half (he had 21 at Northwestern) since D.J. White had 20 against Tennessee State last season.
Freshman Matt Roth's record 29-point effort against Ohio State made him the first freshman in conference history to make nine three-pointers (11 attempts) in a league game and his effort was the single-best scoring output by a Hoosier non-starter ever.
Senior Kyle Taber played a career-high 37 minutes in the Iowa game and he has averaged 35 minutes per game in the last two contests. He matched his season highs with seven points and eight boards against Iowa.
Freshman Tom Pritchard was a high school teammate of Michigan State's Delvon Roe at Lakewood St. Edward High School near Cleveland. Pritchard is the top freshman rebounder in the Big Ten at seven boards per game.
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