Men's Basketball

    Hoosiers Face Boilers Tuesday Night

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    Freshman Will Sheehey
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    Feb. 6, 2011

    Indiana (12-12, 3-8) at No. 10/11 Purdue (18-5, 7-3)
     Date Tuesday, February 8, 2011
     Time 7 p.m. ET
     Location Mackey Arena - 14,123 (West Lafayette, Ind.)
     Series Record Purdue leads 110-84
     Last Meeting March 3, 2010 - Indiana 55, at Purdue 74
     Television ESPN (Brent Musburger and Dan Dakich) | ESPN3
     Radio IU Radio Network (Listen) | Sirius 121/XM 141
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    Game Notes Indiana | Purdue
    Season Statistics Indiana | Purdue
     Social Media @TomCrean | @IUShanaDan

    THE OPENING TIP
    The Hoosiers will begin a two-game road trip when they visit Purdue on Tuesday night. Indiana is coming off a 64-63 loss at home to Iowa on Saturday, while the Boilermakers will play for the first time in a week after losing at Wisconsin, 66-59. The Hoosiers last four games have come down to the final possession with home wins over Illinois (52-49), Minnesota (60-57) and an overtime loss at Michigan State (84-83).

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    THE COACHES
    Indiana named Tom Crean as its 28th men's basketball coach on April 2, 2008, and is in his third year with the Hoosiers. He is 218-154 all-time as a head coach, collecting his 200th career win last year against Pitt at Madison Square Garden as part of the Jimmy V Classic. He came to Indiana from Marquette where he was 190-96 (66.4) in nine seasons and made five NCAA Tournament appearances, including the 2003 Final Four.

    Matt Painter is in his sixth season at Purdue and has a record of 130-61 with the Boilermakers. He spent one season at Southern Illinois as the head coach prior to returning to his alma mater to replace the legendary Gene Keady.

    QUICK HITS
    Indiana is in its 111th season of college basketball.

    Indiana is second in the Big Ten and 20th nationally in field goal percentage (47.8 percent).

    The Hoosiers will not have a four-year player in the program until Verdell Jones III, Tom Pritchard, Matt Roth, Daniel Moore and Kory Barnett enter their senior year.

    Sophomore Jordan Hulls tied a career-high with 24 points against Iowa. He is sixth in the league in 3-point field goal percentage (46.7 percent), and also is sixth overall in the Big Ten hitting 52.6 percent of his field goal attempts. He is averaging 13.6 points in Big Ten play and leads the conference by making all 22 of his free throw attempts in 11 league games.

    Freshman Will Sheehey has started the last five games and has averaged 6.8 points in that time. He had a career-high 12 points against Iowa.

    Freshman Victor Oladipo also had 12 points against Iowa and made 7-of-9 free throw attempts. He has scored in double figures in 6-of-11 Big Ten games this season.

    Junior Tom Pritchard led the Hoosiers with a season-high 12 points and added seven rebounds in the win against Minnesota. He made all five of his field goal attempts in that game.

    Junior Verdell Jones III returned to the lineup against Minnesota after missing three games with inflammation of the right knee and had 12 points and five rebounds. He become the 42nd player in IU history to reach 1,000 points in their career when he scored 15 points against Wisconsin on Jan. 20. He has averaged 12.9 points in 79 career games.

    Sophomore Christian Watford is out indefinitely with a broken left hand he suffered against Michigan State where he had 21 points and five boards. He had surgery to repair the break on February 1. He is the team's leading scorer and is eighth in the conference averaging 17.0 points. He is sixth in the conference in free throw percentage (83.5) and has made a team-high 111 free throws in 133 attempts.

    Sophomore guard Maurice Creek will be out indefinitely after suffering a stress fracture on his right patella near the end of the game against Michigan on Jan. 15. He had successful surgery on Thursday, Jan. 20. Last year, Creek missed all of the Big Ten season with a fractured left patella. He started 13 games this season and averaged 8.3 points. Last year, Creek was averaging 16.4 points before he suffered injury.

    Junior Daniel Moore has been the defensive stopper guarding Illinois' Brandon Paul and Minnesota's Blake Hoffarber on game-tying 3-point field goal attempts in the final seconds of both Hoosier wins.

    Junior Matt Roth nailed 4-of-5 triples and finished with 12 points against Michigan State and had nine against Minnesota. He is averaging 7.0 point in his last five games.

    Senior Jeremiah Rivers had seven points and four rebounds against Iowa and added 10 points and his first career 3-pointer at MSU. An outstanding defender, he is averaging 5.8 points in the last five games.

    Sophomore Derek Elston gained the starting nod in place of Watford and had eight points, six rebounds and two steals against Minnesota. He also had six points against Iowa. He has started 10 games this season.

    The Hoosiers have led at halftime in road games at Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan State.

    Walk-on freshman Jeff Howard saw his first Big Ten action and had an offensive rebound against Iowa.

    Sophomore Bobby Capobianco has played 27 minutes in the last two games.

    A GLANCE AT PURDUE
    The Boilermakers enter Tuesday's game with 18 wins and are led in scoring by a pair of seniors, E'Twaun Moore (17.4) and JaJuan Johnson (20.8). They last played on Feb. 1 at Wisconsin and suffered a 66-59 defeat. Purdue is averaging 73 points per game while allowing just 61 to its opponents. Johnson and Moore also lead the team in rebounding.

     

     

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