Hoosiers Ready For Rematch With Northwestern
Feb. 24, 2009
INDIANA (6-20, 1-13 Big Ten) vs. Northwestern (14-11, 5-9)
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009,6:30 p.m. ET
Assembly Hall- 17,354 (Bloomington, Indiana)
Series Record: Indiana leads 108-44
Last Meeting: at Northwestern 77, Indiana 75 (January 28, 2009)
TV: BTN (Wayne Larrivee, Jim Jackson, Mike Hall)
RADIO: IU Radio Network (Don Fischer, Todd Leary and Joe Smith)
THE OPENING TIP
ODDS AND TRENDS
Indiana became the first visitor this season to shoot 50 percent from the field at Mackey Arena against Purdue. The Boilermakers also lead the nation in field goal percentage defense.
In the last meeting at Northwestern, Indiana also shot 50 percent from the floor making 23 of 46 shot attempts.
The Hoosiers' schedule is ranked the second toughest in the country by Sagarin, fourth toughest by Kenpom.com, and seventh toughest in ESPN's RPI.
Freshman Verdell Jones III has averaged 14.3 points per game in the last six contests. He had a team-high 16 points and three assists against Wisconsin and followed that up with 16 points and five rebounds at Purdue. In Big Ten play, he is averaging 11.1 points per game.
Freshman Malik Story is averaging 9.7 points per game over the last three contests. He had 11 points against Wisconsin and nine at Purdue after making just his third start of the season. Hye also matched his season high with four assists against the Boilermakers.
Indiana is third in Big Ten games in three-point field goal percentage at 36.8 percent. Northwestern is second in the league at 37.0.
The Hoosiers are third in Big Ten games in rebounding margin at +1.6 boards per game.
Junior Devan Dumes is averaging 15.3 points in his last eight games.
Senior Kyle Taber had a career-high 10 points at Purdue.
Freshman Tom Pritchard, who had 12 points and eight boards at Purdue, had a career-high four steals against the Boilermakers.
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