Hoosiers Travel To Minnesota
Feb. 9, 2009
INDIANA (6-16, 1-9 Big Ten) at #19 MINNESOTA (18-5, 6-5 Big Ten)
Tuesday, February 10, 2009, 9:00 p.m. ET
Williams Arena - 14,625 (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Series Record: IU leads, 88-65
Last Meeting: Minnesota 67, at Indiana 63 (1/25/09)
TV: Big Ten Network (Dave Revsine and Shon Morris)
RADIO: IU Radio Network (Don Fischer, Todd Leary and Joe Smith)
THE OPENING TIP
JUST FOR DON FISCHER
ODDS AND TRENDS
Indiana is third in league games only shooting 39.2 percent from long distance. Indiana also is second in the league in rebound margin at +3.7 per game. Dumes was averaging 18.0 points in the last five games. He had a career-high 27 points against Iowa and 26 against Northwestern. Dumes made 8-of-9 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 6-of-6 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 31 minutes per game in the last three contests. He matched his season highs with seven points and eight boards against Iowa.
In the last three games, freshman Nick Williams is averaging 10.7 points and shooting 83.3 percent from the line. Freshman Verdell Jones III is averaging 9.6 points in Big Ten play which ties Williams for second on the team.
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