Hoosiers Host Cardinals
February 8, 2002Hoosiers Host Cardinals
Indiana, which is tied for first place in the Big Ten, steps out of league play as the Hoosiers host Louisville on Saturday, February 9 at 1:00 p.m.
The contest will be broadcast live on CBS with Craig Bolerjack and Bill Raftery calling the game. It can also be heard live throughout the IU Radio Network with Don Fischer, Todd Leary and Joe Smith.
A New Trend
Today's game marks the first time since February 1, 1971 that Indiana has played a non-conference opponent during the Big Ten season. That year the Hoosiers faced Northern Illinois at the Old Fieldhouse. This is the first time such a game has taken place in Assembly Hall.
The Big Ten
Current Standings W-L
1. Indiana 8-2
Ohio State 8-2
3. Minnesota 6-3
4. Wisconsin 6-5
5. Illinois 5-5
6. Northwestern 4-5
Michigan St. 4-5
8. Iowa 4-6
10. Purdue 3-7
11. Penn State 2-8
Home Sweet Home for the Hoosiers
Indiana is 7-0 at home this season, including a 5-0 mark in Big Ten play. The Hoosiers are riding an nine-game home win streak dating back to last season. They own an all-time mark of 20-2 with a Big Ten mark of 11-1 under Head Coach Mike Davis.
Flashback to Non-Conference Stats
The last time Indiana played a non conference game was when the Hooisers fell to Butler 66-64 back on December 29. The last non conference game here at Assembly Hall came back on December 8. Here is a look some Indiana non-conference stats:
Stat Non-Conference Big Ten
Record 7-5 8-2
Jared Jeffries points per game 16.1 18.4
Tom Coverdale points per game 10.8 14.2
Dane Fife points per game 10.0 9.1
Jarrad Odle games started 0 9
Points scored per game 69.8 73.9
Points allowed per game 64.3 60.1
Team three-point percentage .379 .443
Protecting the Ball is the Difference
In non conference play Indiana committed 14.5 turnovers per game and forced the same amount. In Big Ten play the Hoosiers are committing just 11.6 turnovers per game and have forced 13.8.
Stat Non-Conference Big Ten
Turnovers per game 14.5 11.6
Turnovers forced per game 14.5 13.8
Turnover margin 0 +2.2
Assists per game 14.0 16.3
Assist/turnover ratio 1.0 1.4
Chasing the Buckeyes
Indiana sits in a tie for first place with Ohio State, but the Hoosiers have a more favorable schedule in the final six games as they play three home games and three road contests. Ohio State has four road games, including three in a row and just two home games in its final six.
IU leads the conference with three road victories, matching its total from last year. The Hoosiers have won four games away from Assembly Hall just once since the Big Ten went to the 16-game schedule back in 1998. How hard is it to win on the road in the Big Ten? Home teams own a 21-3 record in the last 24 conference games.
Ohio State at Home (2) Ohio State on the Road (4)
Purdue at Michigan State
Michigan State at Iowa
Minnesota at Home (3) Minnesota on the Road (4)
Wisconsin at Iowa
Northwestern at Northwestern
Illinois at Michigan State
at Penn State
Illinois at Home (3) Illinois on the Road (3)
Purdue at Michigan State
Penn State at Northwestern
Indiana at Minnesota
Wisconsin at Home (3) Wisconsin on the Road (2)
Northwestern at Indiana
Iowa at Minnesota
Iowa at Home (3) Iowa on the Road (3)
Minnesota at Penn State
Ohio State at Wisconsin
Michigan at Michigan State
Michigan State at Home (5) Michigan State on the Road (2)
Ohio State at Purdue
Illinois at Ohio State
Jeffries Racking Up Midseason Honors
Jared Jeffries has been listed on nearly every midseason All-America list. CNNSI.com named him to its first-team as did The Sporting News and CBS's Clark Kellog. Dick Vitale named him the top sophomore in the country and selected him on his All-Versatility team. Jeffries was also listed as one of the top 30 candidates for the Wooden Award in its midseason report.
The Hoosiers have used defense to win in Big Ten play holding the opposition to .380 from the floor in their last eight wins. In the thier last two losses, the Hoosiers have allowed the opposition to connect on .522 from the floor.
Home Court Defense
Indiana has held opponents to .397 from the floor at Assembly Hall.
Home Opponent Opp Points Opp FG Pct.
Notre Dame 75 .473
Ball State 61 .414
Penn State 54 .368
Michigan State 65 .442
Illinois 57 .365
Purdue 52 .379
Iowa 51 .328
Over 75 Points Means Victory
Indiana has won its last 27 games dating back to the 1999-2000 season when it scores over 75 points. Over that same time span the Hoosiers are 11-29 when scoring 75 points or less.
Jeffries Means A Lot to These Hoosiers
In Indiana's eight conference victories this season Jared Jeffries has averaged 19.4 points per gameand connected on 54.5 percent of his shots, including 50 percent from three-point range. In the team's two losses Jeffries has averaged 14.5 points and connected on 36 percent from the floor and 16.7 percent from three-point range.
Overall, in IU's 15 wins Jeffries has averaged 19.5 points and hit for .528 from the floor and .543 from three-point ranges. In the team's seven losses he has averaged 12.1 points and hit .337 from the floor and is just 1-for-13 (.077) from three-point range.
Jeffries in Big Ten Wins
Opponent FG Pts Reb Asst Stl Blk
Iowa 4-10 13 7 5 1 5
Purdue 11-19 26 12 2 0 3
Illinois 5-10 13 11 5 3 1
at Penn State 10-15 22 13 1 3 1
at Iowa 9-13 26 7 1 1 1
Michigan State 5-10 21 8 7 0 6
Penn State 3-10 17 8 1 4 3
at Northwestern 8-14 17 4 2 2 1
Bold indicates career high
More on Wins vs. Losses
The Hoosiers have seemed to go as the trio of Jared Jeffries, Tom Coverdale and Dane Fife have gone this year in overall play.
In Wins In Losses
Name FG 3FG PPG FG 3FG PPG
Jeffries .528 .541 19.5 .337 .077 12.1
Coverdale .455 .467 12.7 .362 .308 11.7
Fife .518 .542 10.8 .365 370 7.0
Totals .508 .527 42.0 .353 .291 30.8
The Last Four Home Wins
Indiana has won its last four games by 18, 31, 14 and 28 a total of 91 points (22.75 per game). Here is a look at stats from the last four home wins:
Points per game 79.0
Points allowed per game 56.2
Field goal percentage .514
Field goal defense .377
Three-point field goal percentage .512
Assists per game 18.5
Opponent assists per game 9.5
Turnovers per game 11.0
Forced turnovers per game 14.5
Jeffries points per game 18.3
Jeffries field goal percentage .510
Jeffries three-point field goal .500
Coverdale points per game 14.5
Coverdale field goal percentage .488
Coverdale three-point field goal .520
Fife points per game 12.5
Fife field goal percentage .586
Fife three-point field goal .579
Hornsby points per game 11.0
Hornsby field goal percentage .625
Hornsby three-point field goal .632
Wins Over the Last Two Seasons
Indiana ranks third in Big Ten victories during Head Coach Mike Davis' tenure.
Team Conference Wins since 2000 Big Ten Season
Ohio State 19
Michigan State 17
Penn State 9
All or Nothing
There seems to be no in between when it comes to the Hoosiers three-point shooting this season. It is either make or miss.
Strong Shooting (13-3)
Illinois-W 17-27 School record for threes in a game
Alaska-Anchorage-W 16-24 Second most threes in IU history
Michigan State- W 14-26 Ten first half threes
Texas-W 11-21 Seventh most threes in IU history
Iowa-W 11-23 Eight second half threes
Eastern Washington-W 10-16
Iowa- W 10-20 Nine first half threes
Butler-L 9-16 Seven first half threes
North Carolina-W 9-26 Nine first half threes
Notre Dame-W 7-17
Northwestern-W 7-19 5-9 in the second half
Ohio State- L 6-14
Ball State-W 6-20
Penn State-W 5-12
Total 153-319 (.479)
Poor Shooting (2-4)
Penn State-W 1-14
Southern Illinois-L 4-18
Total 17-98 (.173)
Double Digits By Big Three Spell Victory
Indiana is 7-0 this season when Dane Fife, Tom Coverdale and Jared Jeffries all score in double digits. All three scored in double-digits against Iowa (twice), Illinois, Penn State and Michigan State in Big Ten play. They have done it a total of seven times this season.
Opponent Coverdale, Fife, Jeffries
Iowa 35 points
Illinois 49 points
at Penn State 45 points
at Iowa 52 points
Michigan St. 57 points
Ball St. 52 points
vs. Texas 50 points
All-Big Ten Stats from Hoosier Backcourt Leader
Tom Coverdale has positioned himself for All-Big Ten first team honors this season. He ranks in the top ten in more statistical categories than any other guard in the conference. Not only has he been scoring and running the Hoosier offense but he has also shut down some the guards that he will be competing with for All-Big Ten honors.
Coverdale on the Defensive End
Frank Williams (Illinois) 4-of-13, 11 pts (0 in the 2nd half)
Willie Dean (Purdue) 1-of-9, 4 pts
Coverdale on the Offensive End
Michigan State 22 pts, 8-of-10, 6-of-8 from three
Illinois 16 pts, 5-of-9, 4-of-7 from three
at Penn State 13 pts, 4-of-5 from three, 9 assts, 0 turnovers
at Minnesota 19 pts, 6-of-13
at Iowa 15 pts, 6 assts
Big Ten's Best Defender Showing Offense
Dane Fife, a frontrunner for Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, is averaging 9.6 points per game this year, five points more than his career average heading into this, his senior season. He has hit the 20-point plateau three times and has scored in double digits ten times in 2001-2002 thanks in part to his improved three-point shooting.
The Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year candidate, has also held strong on the other end of court.
Fife in Scoring in Double Digits
This Year 10 times 3 20-point games
Junior Year 3 times 0 20-point games
Sophomore Year 5 times 0 20-point games
Freshman Year 2 times 0 20-point games
Fife From Three
This Year 41-81 .505
Junior Year 19-62 .295
Sophomore Year 5-22 .227
Freshman Year 9-37 .243
Odle May Be Big Ten's Most Improved
Last year it was Tom Coverdale who surprised everyone after playing just a total of 41 minutes the previous season. Senior Jarrad Odle is having that same type of career year in his final season with the Hoosiers. Teammate Dane Fife says that he is the catalyst of the team's Big Ten success.
Odle has started in nine of the team's nine Big Ten games after starting just once in his three previous conference seasons. On the season Odle is averaging 7.8 points per game, four points more than his career average heading into this year.
2001-2002 Top Games
at Northwestern 8-11 16 pts. 15 rebs. 2 blks.
at Ohio State 7-8 16 pts. 5 rebs. 1 blk.
Penn State 4-10 11 pts. 9 rebs. 1 stl.
Previous Top Games
vs. Canisius (99-00) 3-7 8 pts. 4 rebs. 1 stl.
vs. Kentucky (00-01) 4-4 8 pts. 1 reb.
vs. Southern Ill. (00-01) 2-3 8 pts. 2 rebs.
Newton Giving Recent Consistent Lift
Jeff Newton has been giving the Hoosiers a consistent lift off of the bench in Big Ten play. Four times he has scored 7+ points and four times he has registered 7+ rebounds. He is averaging 6.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in 18.9 minutes per Big Ten game.
Moye Rolling Along
A.J. Moye has scored 35 points (5.8 per game) and pulled down 20 rebounds (3.3 per game) in the Hoosiers last six games. The previous 10 games saw Moye score just 27 points (2.7 per game).
Leach Back into the Rotation
George Leach suffered an ankle injury on the jump ball in the Big Ten opener at Northwestern. He was slowed by the injury and saw action in just nine minutes scoring zero points in the team's first five Big Ten games. In the last five games he is has played 42 minutes and scored 25 points.
Leach in Big Ten Play Minutes Points Rebounds Blocks
First Five Games 9 0 1 0
Last Five Games 42 25 16 4
Indiana's bench has scored 385 points this season, an average of nearly 17.5 per game. The high came against Alaska-Anchorage when the bench scored 36 points.
Bench Scoring Total Leader
Iowa 16 Moye, 8
Minnesota 19 Newton, 9
Purdue 20 Moye, 6
Illinois 20 Moye, 11
Penn State 28 Leach, 9
Ohio State 8 Newton, 4
Iowa 6 Newton, 4
Michigan State 10 Newton, 9
Penn State 14 Newton, 10
Northwestern 20 Odle, 16
Butler 10 Newton, 6
E. Washington 24 Moye, 7
Kentucky 25 Odle, 12
Miami 27 Coverdale, 16
Ball State 27 Coverdale, 19
Notre Dame 22 Coverdale, 11
Southern Illinois 17 Newton, 11
North Carolina 33 Coverdale, 17
Texas 18 Coverdale, 11
Marquette 12 Odle, 8
Alaska-Anchorage 36 Odle, 14
Charlotte 14 Leach. 8
Game Starters Points
Iowa (W) Jeffries, Odle, Coverdale, Fife, Hornsby 63
Minnesota (L) Jeffries, Odle, Coverdale, Fife, Hornsby 55
Purdue (W) Jeffries, Odle, Coverdale, Fife, Hornsby 50
Illinois (W) Jeffries, Odle, Coverdale, Fife, Hornsby 68
Penn State (W) Jeffries, Odle, Coverdale, Fife, Hornsby 57
Ohio State (L) Jeffries, Odle, Coverdale, Fife, Hornsby 59
Iowa (W) Jeffries, Odle, Coverdale, Fife, Hornsby 71
Michigan St. (W) Jeffries, Odle, Coverdale, Fife, Hornsby 73
Penn State (W) Jeffries, Odle, Coverdale, Fife, Hornsby 47
Northwestern (W) Jeffries, Leach, Coverdale, Fife, Hornsby 39
Butler (L) Jeffries, Leach, Coverdale, Fife, Hornsby 54
E. Washington (W) Jeffries, Leach, Coverdale, Fife, Hornsby 62
Kentucky (L) Jeffries, Newton, Moye, Coverdale, Fife 27
Miami (L) Jeffries, Leach, Fife, Perry, Hornsby 26
Ball State (W) Jeffries, Leach, Fife, Perry, Hornsby 47
Notre Dame (W) Jeffries, Leach, Fife, Perry, Hornsby 54
So. Illinois (L) Jeffries, Leach, Moye, Coverdale, Fife 43
No. Carolina (W) Jeffries, Leach, Moye, Fife, Perry 46
Texas (W) Jeffries, Leach, Moye, Fife, Perry 59
Marquette (L) Jeffries, Newton, Hornsby, Coverdale, Fife 37
Alaska-Anch. (W) Jeffries, Newton, Hornsby, Coverdale, Fife 65
Charlotte (W) Jeffries, Newton, Hornsby, Coverdale, Fife 51
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