Men's Basketball

    Hoosiers Travel to Illinois

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    Go Hoosiers!

    February 25, 2002

    Indiana faces Illinois after just one day of rest as the Hoosiers travel to Champaign for a Tuesday night (7 p.m.) matchup with the Illini.
    The contest will be broadcast live on ESPN and can also be heard live throughout the IU Radio Network with Don Fischer, Todd Leary and Joe Smith.

    Inside the Series
    Indiana leads the all-time series against Illinois 77-69. The Hoosiers won earlier this season 88-57, their largest win over the Illini since 1991.
    Illinois leads the series in Champaign 40-31. The Hoosiers have had some success winning five of the last ten meetings in Champaign.

    The Big Ten
    Current Standings W-L Home Away
    1. Indiana 10-4 6-1 4-3
    Ohio State 10-4 7-0 3-4
    3. Wisconsin 10-5 7-0 3-5
    4. Illinois 9-5 6-1 3-4
    5. Minnesota 8-6 5-1 3-5
    Michigan St. 8-6 5-2 3-4
    7. Northwestern 7-7 5-3 2-4
    8. Michigan 5-9 4-3 1-6
    9. Iowa 5-10 5-3 0-7
    10. Purdue 4-11 4-3 0-8
    11. Penn State 3-12 3-5 0-7

    Tuesday Night's Games
    Indiana at Illinois
    Michigan State at Ohio State
    Wednesday Night's Games
    Northwestern at Minnesota
    Michigan at Wisconsin
    Saturday's Games
    Northwestern at Indiana
    Penn State at Purdue
    Ohio State at Michigan
    Iowa at Michigan State
    Sunday's Game
    Illinois at Minnesota

    No Back-to-Back Losses
    Indiana has not lost back-to-back games in the Big Ten yet this season. The Hoosiers are 3-0 this year following a loss and won those three games by 72 points (24, 28, 20).
    Under Head Coach Mike Davis Indiana owns a mark of 8-1 in Big Ten games following a loss.

    Davis A Finalist for Coach of the Year Honor
    Indiana Head Coach Mike Davis has been named as a finalist for the Naismith National Coach of the Year honor. He is one of 25 finalists for the prestigious award. Other Big Ten coaches include Bill Self and Jim O'Brien.

    Back in the Race for the First Time Since 1993
    The last time Indiana found itself in the race for the Big Ten crown this late in the season came back in 1993 when the Hoosiers last won the Big Ten Championship.

    Looking for Best Big Ten Mark in IU History
    An 11th Big Ten win would set an IU school record for conference victories since the Big Ten has gone to the 16-game schedule. Here is a look at how the Hoosiers have fared since the 16-game schedule:
    Year Record Place
    2002 10-4 ???
    2001 10-6 4th
    2000 10-6 5th
    1999 9-7 3rd
    1998 9-7 5th

    What Everyone Has Remaining
    Indiana and three other teams are vying for the Big Ten crown. The Hoosiers have two games on the road and two at home down the stretch.
    Indiana at Home (1) Indiana on the Road (1)
    Northwestern at Illinois
    Ohio State at Home (1) Ohio State on the Road (1)
    Michigan State at Michigan
    Wisconsin at Home (1) Wisconsin on the Road (0)
    Michigan
    Illinois at Home (1) Illinois on the Road (1)
    Indiana at Minnesota

    Road Success
    Indiana has won four Big Ten road games this season which ties a school record since the conference went to a 16-game schedule.
    Year Road Wins Opponents
    2002 4 Northwestern, Iowa, Penn St., Michigan
    2001 3 Ohio State, Penn St., Purdue
    2000 3 Michigan, Northwestern, Penn St.
    1999 4 Illinois, Northwestern, Penn St., Purdue
    1998 3 Ohio State, Wisconsin, Northwestern

    Inside the Hoosiers Four Big Ten Wins
    Indiana leads the Big with four road wins. In those victories the Hoosiers have held the opposition to just 54 points per game.
    Four Road Wins
    Opponent IU FG% IU Pts Opp FG% Opp Pts
    at Northwestern .433 59 .340 44
    at Iowa .479 77 .471 66
    at Penn State .516 85 .333 51
    at Michigan .545 75 .375 55
    Average .493 74 .380 54
    Three Road Losses
    Opponent IU FG% IU Pts Opp FG% Opp Pts
    at Ohio State .500 67 .491 73
    at Minnesota .407 74 .552 88
    at Michigan State .407 54 .389 57
    Average .435 65 .479 73
    Road Teams Winning More This Month
    In the month of January the road teams in the Big Ten won just 10 of the 45 games played. In February after 32 games the visitors have already matched the win total of the previous month with 10 victories.

    Over 75 Points Means Victory
    Indiana has won its last 28 games dating back to the 1999-2000 season when it scores over 75 points. Over that same time span the Hoosiers are 14-31 when scoring 75 points or less.

    Coverdale Steps Up to Face Frank Williams
    Some of Tom Coverdale's top games against Big Ten competition have come when the Hoosiers face Illinois. Earlier this year Coverdale netted 16 point and dished out five assists.
    The first matchup last year saw Coverdale score 16 points, grab four rebounds and dish out three assists. In the Big Ten Tournament semifinals Coverdale netted 17 points on 7-of-14 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds and handed out five assists. He has averaged 16.3 points per game in head-to-head competition with Illinois' Frank Williams.
    Coverdale vs. Williams
    Date Pts Asst To FG Pts Asst To FG
    2/17/2001 16 3 2 5-12 14 3 2 4-11
    3/10/2001 17 5 4 7-14 14 3 4 5-16
    1/26/2002 16 5 3 5-9 11 1 5 4-13
    Totals 49 13 9 17-35 39 7 11 13-40
    .486 .325

    Breaking Records From Beyond the Arc
    Indiana set a Big Ten and school record when the Hoosiers connected on 17-of-27 from three-point range against Illinois. The Hoosier hit nine threes in the first half and had eight more in the second half. Here is how the Hoosiers shot from long-range in the 31-point win over Illinois:
    Player 3Pt Shooting Total Points
    Dane Fife 6-7 20
    Kyle Hornsby 5-8 15
    Tom Coverdale 4-7 16
    Jared Jeffries 1-2 13
    A.J. Moye 1-3 11

    Fife Would Not Mind a Repeat Performance
    Dane Fife netted his Big Ten career-high in the first meeting between these two teams when he netted 20 points on 6-of-7 from three-point range.

    Jeffries Still Hurting
    Jared Jeffries is not yet at 100 percent since an ankle injury that he suffered back on February 9 against Louisville. But, the Big Ten Player of the Year frontrunner has paid through the pain but his numbers so show a noticeable difference.
    Since the Injury FG Pts Rebs Blks Min
    Wisconsin DNP
    at Michigan 2-3 4 2 1 18
    Ohio State 3-12 10 5 0 39
    at Michigan State 5-13 11 10 0 25
    Totals 10-28 25 17 1 82

    Three-Game Avg. .357 8.3 5.7 .3 27.3
    Prior to Injury Avg. .508 18.4 8.9 2.8 33.4

    Blowing Teams Out
    Indiana's ten victories in Big Ten play have come by a combined total of 174 points (17.4 points per game), the most dominating numbers in school hisoty. Here is a comparison of average margins of victory over the last five year since the Big Ten went to a 16-game schedule.
    Year Big Ten Wins By Average
    2002 10 174 17.4
    2001 10 139 13.9
    2000 10 143 14.3
    1999 9 59 6.6
    1998 9 121 13.4

    Defense Wins Championships
    The defense has made the difference in Indiana's 10 conference victories.
    Opponent FG Defense Points Allowed
    Ohio State 23-49 (.469) 57
    at Michigan 18-48 (.375) 55
    Iowa 19-58 (.328) 51
    Purdue 17-51 (.379) 52
    Illinois 23-63 (.365) 57
    Michigan State 23-52 (.442) 65
    at Iowa 24-51 (.471) 66
    Penn State 19-49 (.388) 54
    at Penn State 17-51 (.333) 51
    at Northwestern 17-50 (.340) 44
    Average in Wins .383 55

    Indiana's four losses in Big Ten play have come by a combined total of 23 points (5.75 points per game). Here are the defensive numbers in the Hoosiers' Big Ten losses this year.
    Opponent FG Defense Points Allowed
    at Ohio State 28-57 (.491) 73
    at Minnesota 32-58 (.552) 88
    Wisconsin 27-56 (.482) 64
    at Michigan State 21-54 (.389) 57
    Average in Losses .480 71

    Strong Defensive Halves
    Fourteen times this season the Hoosiers have held their opponent to under 10 field goals in a half this season.
    Opponent Half Opponent Shooting
    Ohio State 1 9-24 (.375)
    at Michigan 2 8-23 (.348)
    Louisville 2 9-32 (.281)
    Iowa 1 8-28 (.286)
    Purdue 1 7-26 (.269)
    Illinois 2 9-30 (.300)
    Penn State 2 7-27 (.259)
    Penn State 2 7-22 (.318)
    at Northwestern 2 9-28 (.321)
    at Northwestern 1 8-22 (.364)
    vs. Butler 2 9-25 (.360)
    vs. E. Washington 1 9-23 (.391)
    at Miami 2 8-25 (.320)
    vs. Marquette 1 8-29 (.276)
    at Charlotte 2 9-23 (.281)

    Jeffries Among the Elite in the Nation
    Jared Jeffries has been listed on nearly every midseason All-America list and has been racking up early honors.
    o Listed as one of the top 20 Naismith Award finalist.
    o Listed as and one of 30 candidates for the Wooden Award.
    o Earned NABC All-District honors.
    o One of 13 finalists for the US BBall Writers Player of the Year
    o CNNSI.com named him to All-America first team.
    o The Sporting News named him to All-America first team.
    o CBS's Clark Kellog named him to All-America first team.
    o Dick Vitale named him the top sophomore in the country.
    o Dick Vitale selected him on his All-Versatility team.

    The Big Ten Scoring Race
    Jared Jeffries ranks second in the Big Ten in scoring at 16.1 points per game. Purdue's Willie Dean leads the league at 17.5 points per game. Dean has one game to play while Jeffries has two. Jeffries needs to outscore Dean by 37 points in order to take the Big Ten scoring crown.

    Coverdale's Assists May Make History
    Tom Coverdale's 5.14 assiste per game are tops in the Big Ten. If he holds onto his lead over Michigan State's Marcus Taylor (4.83) he will become the first Hoosier ever to lead the conference in assists.

    The Big Ten's Most Valuable Player
    Even though Jared Jeffries numbers have not been big at Michigan and against Ohio State he still has showed why he is the Big Ten's Most Valuable Player. Hobbled by an ankle injury, Jeffries was going to rest the second half against the Wolverines but when Michigan cut a 16-point Indiana lead to just nine Jeffries told Coach Davis he wanted to go back into the game. His leadership on the floor helped the Hoosiers regain a 16-point lead before he took a seat back on the bench.
    He continued to battle through the ankle injury against Ohio State and drilled a three which gave the Hoosiers the lead for good at 43-41.
    Jeffries in Big Ten Wins
    Opponent FG Pts Reb Asst Stl Blk
    Ohio State 3-12 10 5 3 2 0
    at Michigan 2-3 4 2 2 2 1
    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

    Coverdale May Be Big Ten's Top Guard
    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
    Brent Darby (Ohio State) 2-of-7, 4 pts
    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
    Wisconsin 17 pts, 7 assts
    at Minnesota 19 pts, 6-of-13
    at Iowa 15 pts, 6 assts
    Ohio State 5 pts, 8 assts, 0 turnovers

    Double Figure Scorers
    In six of the Hoosier's 14 Big Ten games they have had four or more players score in double digits. Last year Indiana had four-plus double-digit scorers seven times.
    at Northwestern Jeffries, Coverdale, Odle
    Penn State Jeffries, Odle, Fife, Newton
    Michigan State Jeffries, Coverdale, Fife
    at Iowa Jeffries, Coverdale, Fife, Hornsby
    at Ohio State Jeffries, Odel, Coverdale
    at Penn State Jeffries, Coverdale, Fife
    Illinois Jeffries, Coverdale, Fife, Hornsby, Moye
    Purdue Jeffries
    at Minnesota Fife, Coverdale, Hornsby
    Iowa Jeffries, Odle, Coverdale, Fife, Hornsby
    Wisconsin Odle, Coverdale, Fife, Moye
    at Michigan Hornsby, Odle, Newton
    Ohio State Jeffries, Odle, Hornsby, Newton
    at Michigan State Jeffries, Coverdale, Fife

    Coverdale's Streak Shooting
    Tom Coverdale will be looking to snap out of a recent three-point shooting slump, but he has shown that when he breaks out of his brief slumps he stays hot for a long period of time.
    3PT FG Pct.
    First Eight Non-Conference Games 15-35 .429
    Final Four Non-Conference Games 1-17 .059
    Next 12 Games (11 Big Ten) 36-74 .487
    Last Three Games 2-17 .118

    Wins Over the Last Two Seasons
    Indiana ranks fourth in Big Ten victories during Head Coach Mike Davis' tenure.
    Team Conference Wins since 2000 Big Ten Season
    Illinois 22
    Ohio State 21
    Michigan State 21
    Indiana 20
    Wisconsin 18
    Minnesota 13
    Iowa 12
    Penn State 10
    Purdue 10
    Northwestern 10
    Michigan 9

    Newton Providing Spark off the Bench
    Jeff Newton is playing the best basketball of his career. He has scored 41 points in his last three games, the best three-game output of his career.
    He has scored 109 points in Big Ten play and blocked 31 shots in just over 20 minutes of action per game. Newton netted 93 points
    in his first two Big Ten seasons and blocked 30 shots a freshman and 26 as a sophomore.

    Opponent Points Rebounds Blocks Minutes
    at Michigan State 8 4 2 26
    Ohio State 16 4 3 28
    at Michigna 17 5 3 23
    Wisconsin 8 4 6 29
    Iowa 4 4 3 19
    at Minnesota 9 7 2 19
    Purdue 4 4 3 14
    Illinois 5 5 1 19
    at Penn State 7 4 1 15
    at Ohio State 0 2 0 16
    at Iowa 4 8 0 18
    Michigan State 9 4 0 25
    Penn State 10 7 3 20
    at Northwestern 4 8 4 24

    Coverdale Controlling the Ball
    Tom Coverdale leads the Big Ten in assist/turnover ratio (2.77) and has had some impressive ball control games this season.
    Coverdale's Stats Assists Turnovers
    Ohio State 8 0
    at Penn State 9 0
    Michigan State 3 0
    at Northwestern 4 0
    Newton's Law
    Jeff Newton has hit his last 11 free throws improving his percentage by 50 points. He now ranks 10th in the Big Ten in free throw percentage.

    Odle's Run Has Him Among Big Ten's Best
    Jarrad Odle is making the most of his senior year and may have played his way into All-Big Ten contention. He has tallied double digits in five of the team's last six games, including a career-high 25 points and 11 rebounds against Louisville.
    Odle has tallied 224 points this year and entered this season with 228 points in his first three seasons. He has also pulled down 134 rebounds this season and had 169 during his entire three previous seasons.
    He currently ranks third in the Big Ten in rebounding.
    Odle's Career Big Ten Numbers Points Rebounds
    This Seasons 124 90

    Freshman Year 10 6
    Sophomore Year 35 28
    Junior Year 24 23
    First Three Years Big Ten Totals 69 57

    Hornsby Shots Himself into the Record Books
    Kyle Hornsby was a perfect 5-of-5 from three-point range at Michigan tying the school record for three-point accuracy in a game (Keith Smart, 1987). He netted a career-high 17 points and scored 11 straight IU points at one point helping the Hoosiers turn a nine-point lead into an 18-point advantage.
    Hornsby, like any long-distance shooter, has been a streak shooter at times this season.
    Opponent Field Goals Three-Pointers Points
    at Michigan State 2-8 2-3 6
    Ohio State 2-6 2-6 7
    at Michigna 6-7 5-5 17
    Wisconsin 0-4 0-4 0
    Iowa 5-6 5-6 15
    at Minnesota 3-5 2-4 10
    Purdue 2-5 0-2 6
    Illinois 5-9 5-8 15
    at Penn State 2-5 1-3 5
    at Ohio State 2-6 1-1 5
    at Iowa 4-9 3-4 11
    Michigan State 3-4 2-3 8
    Penn State 1-7 0-6 2
    at Northwestern 3-8 3-7 9

    Hornsby Leading the Big Ten
    Kyle Hornsby leads the Big Ten as he has connected on 50 percent of his three-point shots in conference play.

    Jeffries Swatting Away Shots
    Jared Jeffries leads the conference with 2.23 blocks per game. Teammate Jeff Newton is closing in as he ranks second in the league with 2.21 blocks.

    IU Could Be First in History with Three in a Row
    Indiana could become the first school in Big Ten history to have three different players lead the League in scoring in three consecutive years. Jared Jeffries currently ranks second in the conference in scoring. IU boasted the top scorer each of the last two years in A.J. Guyton (21.6 in 2000) and Kirk Haston (20.3 in 2001). The last Big Ten school to boast the top scorer in three straight years was Purdue from 1968-70, when Rick Mount led the way three consecutive seasons.
    If Jeffries regains his scoring lead, he would also become the youngest player to lead the League in scoring since Ohio State's Michael Redd topped the Conference as a freshman in 1998 with 22.0 points per game.

    Moye's Surge
    A.J. Moye has scored 58 points and pulled down 39 rebounds in the Hoosiers last 11 games. The previous 10 games saw Moye score just 27 points and pull down 30 rebounds.

    Big Ten's Best Defender Showing Offense
    Dane Fife, a frontrunner for Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, is averaging nine 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 13 times this year, 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 just ask Luke Recker who tallied 20 points on 8-of-23 (.347) shooting.

    Fife on the Defensive End
    Reece Gaines (Louisville) 17 points 6-19 shooting
    Luke Recker (Iowa) 8 points 3-10 shooting
    Maynard Lewis (Purdue) 3 points 1-7 shooting
    Cory Bradford (Illinois) 4 points 1-7 shooting
    Luke Recker (Iowa) 12 points 5-13 shooting
    Winston Blake (Northwestern) 5 points 2-9 shooting
    Matt Carroll (Notre Dame) 0 points 0-7 shooting
    Jobey Thomas (Charlotte) 13 points 5-14 shooting
    Fife in Scoring in Double Digits
    This Year 13 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 46-92 .500
    Junior Year 19-62 .295
    Sophomore Year 5-22 .227
    Freshman Year 9-37 .243

    Spreading the Wealth
    Seven different players have led in scoring in a game this season. The last eight games have seen six different Hoosiers lead the way offensively.
    Opponent Leading Scorer
    at Michigan State Jeffries, Fife, Coverdale, 11
    Ohio State Jeff Newton, 16
    at Michigan Odle, Newton, Hornsby, 17
    Wisconsin Tom Coverdale, 17
    Louisville Jarrad Odle, 25
    Iowa Kyle Hornsby, 15
    at Minnesota Tom Coverdale, 19
    Purdue Jared Jeffries, 26

    Three-Point Breakdown
    10+ Threes in a Game (8-1)
    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
    Minnesota-L 10-24
    Total 89-181 (.491)
    7-9 Threes in a Game (3-1)
    Butler-L 9-16 Seven first half threes
    at Michigan-W 9-15 5-8 in the second half
    North Carolina-W 9-26 Nine first half threes
    Notre Dame-W 7-17
    Northwestern-W 7-19 5-9 in the second half
    Total 41-83 (.494)
    5-6 Threes in a Game (4-3)
    Ohio State- L 6-14
    Wisconsin-L 6-15
    Michigan State-L 6-18 6-11 in the first half
    Ohio State-W 6-23
    Ball State-W 6-20
    Louisville-W 5-11
    Penn State-W 5-12
    Charlotte-W 5-14
    Total 45-133 (.338)

    Less than 5 Threes in a Game (2-4)
    Penn State-W 1-14
    Miami-L 1-15
    Kentucky-L 3-17
    Marquette-L 4-20
    Southern Illinois-L 4-18
    Purdue-W 4-14
    Total 17-98 (.173)

    Bench Scoring
    Indiana's bench has scored 473 points this season, an average of nearly 17.5 per game. The Hoosiers are 5-0 in Big Ten play when their bench scores 20+ points in a game. In the four conference losses this season the Hoosiers' bench has scored a total of 57, an average of 14.25 per game. In its 10 victories the Indiana bench has scored 178 points, an average of 17.8 per game.
    Bench Scoring Total Leader
    at Michigan State-L 12 Newton, 8
    Ohio State-W 21 Newton, 16
    at Michigan-W 23 Newton, 17
    Wisconsin-L 18 Moye, 10
    Louisville-W 14 Moye, Newton, 6
    Iowa-W 16 Moye, 8
    Minnesota-L 19 Newton, 9
    Purdue-W 20 Moye, 6
    Illinois-W 20 Moye, 11
    Penn State-W 28 Leach, 9
    Ohio State-L 8 Newton, 4
    Iowa-W 6 Newton, 4
    Michigan State-W 10 Newton, 9
    Penn State-W 14 Newton, 10
    Northwestern-W 20 Odle, 16
    Butler-L 10 Newton, 6
    E. Washington-W 24 Moye, 7
    Kentucky-L 25 Odle, 12
    Miami-L 27 Coverdale, 16
    Ball State-W 27 Coverdale, 19
    Notre Dame-W 22 Coverdale, 11
    Southern Illinois-L 17 Newton, 11
    North Carolina-W 33 Coverdale, 17
    Texas-W 18 Coverdale, 11
    Marquette-L 12 Odle, 8
    Alaska-Anchorage-W 36 Odle, 14
    Charlotte-W 14 Leach. 8

    Starting Lineups
    Game Starters Points
    Michigan St. (L) Jeffries, Odle, Coverdale, Fife, Hornsby 42
    Ohio State (W) Jeffries, Odle, Coverdale, Fife, Hornsby 42
    Michigan (W) Jeffries, Odle, Coverdale, Fife, Hornsby 52
    Wisconsin (L) Leach, Odle, Coverdale, Fife, Hornsby 45
    Louisville (W) Jeffries, Odle, Coverdale, Fife, Hornsby 63
    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

    Fife Chasing Alford for Steals Record
    Dane Fife has taken sole possession of second place on IU's all-time career steals list. Fife has bumped his total to 166, 12 less than leader Steve Alford.
    1. Steve Alford 178 1984-87
    2. Dane Fife 166

    14-1 When Jeffries Drains a Three
    Jared Jeffries has connected on 24 three-pointers this season hitting for .414 from behind the arc. Last year he hit just 12 threes shooting .245 from long range. Six times this year he has connected on 2+ three-pointers and the Hoosiers have won all six games. In fact when Jeffries hits a single three Indiana is 14-1 this season and 20-4 all-time.

    Newton Climbing Up Charts
    Jeff Newton continues to climb the all-time block list at IU as he ranks fourth. His current pace would have him complete his career with 220 blocked shots which would eclipse Alan Henderson's all-time mark of 213.
    3. Dean Garrett 192 1987-88
    4. Jeff Newton 157

    A Career Day
    Kyle Hornsby, Jeff Newton and Jarrad Odle all tallied 17 points at Michigan. For Hornsby it was a career-high while Newton tied his and Odle set a new Big Ten mark.

    Jeffries' Career Projections
    Jared Jeffries is on pace to put up career numbers never seen before in Indiana history. He has indicated that he may have one more year with the Hoosiers and has intentions of attempting to graduate in three years before heading to the NBA. But, if Jeffries stays in Bloomington for four years here are the numbers that he is on pace to post.
    Stat Total IU Rank
    Points 2,077 5th
    Rebounds 912 5th
    Steals 199 1st
    Blocks 153 4th
    Assists 250 20th
    No player in the 101-year history of Indiana Basketball has ranked in the top five in points, rebounds, steals and blocks.

    What the Rankings Tell Us
    Last season, Indiana was never ranked in the polls but a high RPI got it a four seed in the NCAA Tournament. This year the Hoosiers have been ranked on and off, but no higher than 20th. The RPI has the Hoosiers ranked 17th (tops in the Big Ten) as they own the fourth toughest schedule in the country. Collegerpi.com slates Indiana as a number four seed in the NCAA Tournament at this point in the season.
    Date USA Today/ESPN Associated Press
    2/25
    2/18 23rd 23rd
    2/11 24th 22nd
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    1/28 25th RV
    1/21 RV RV
    1/14 RV 25
    12/17 RV RV
    12/10 24 21
    12/3 RV RV
    11/26 24th RV
    11/19 20th 20th
    11/12 20th 22nd
    11/5 21st 22nd

    Scoring in the Last 5:00
    Jared Jeffries leads the Hoosiers in scoring in the final 5:00 of games as he has 56 points during that window.
    Player Points Free Throws
    Jeffries 56 29-36
    Coverdale 53 23-28
    Fife 30 12-15
    Moye 28 14-21
    Newton 19 6-6
    Leach 18 2-4
    Odle 18 6-7
    Hornsby 15 3-4
    Perry 9 5-7
    Tapak 9 1-2
    Johnson 3 0-0

    Career Double Digit Scoring
    Player No. of 10+ point games IU Record
    Jeffries 52 36-16
    Coverdale 39 27-12
    Newton 24 18-6
    Fife 24 16-8
    Hornsby 22 17-5
    Odle 10 7-3
    Moye 7 5-3
    Leach 1 0-1

    Career Double Digit Rebounding
    Player No. of 10+ rebound games IU Record
    Jeffries 11 8-3
    Odle 4 3-1
    Newton 2 1-1
    Hornsby 1 1-0
    Leach 1 0-1
    Moye 1 1-0

    Comparing Halves
    Most Points, half 1st: 48, Minnesota, Michigan State
    2nd: 57, Alaska-Anchorage
    Fewest Points, half 1st: 20, Southern Illinois
    2nd: 20, Kentucky
    Most Pts. Allowed, half 1st: 40, Wisconsin
    2nd: 51, Minnesota
    Fewest Pts. Allowed,half 1st: 15, Purdue
    2nd: 19, Northwestern
    Best FG%, half 1st: .652, Michigan State
    2nd: .595, Alaska-Anchorage
    Worst FG%s, half 1st: .258, Southern Illinois
    2nd: .208, Penn State
    Best Defensive FG%,half 1st: .269, Purdue
    2nd: .259, Penn State
    Worst Defensive FG%,half 1st: .586, Wisconsin
    2nd: .636, Southern Illinois

    Big Ten Team Rankings
    Stat Total Big Ten Rank
    Scoring Offense 71.0 2nd
    Scoring Margin +11.4 1st
    Field Goal Percentage .465 4th
    3-Point FG Percentage .422 1st
    Rebounding Offense 34.4 3rd
    Scoring Defense 59.6 2nd
    Free Throw Percentage .703 5th
    Field Goal Pct. Defense .415 3rd
    3-Point FG Defense .384 9th
    Rebounding Defense 32.5 8th
    Rebounding Margin +1.9 5th
    Assists 16.14 1st
    Turnover Margin +1.93 2nd
    Offensive Rebounds 10.50 5th
    3-Point Field Goals Made 7.79 2nd
    Blocked Shots 5.64 1st
    Steals 6.50 5th
    Assist/Turnover Ratio 1.43 1st
    Defensive Rebounds 23.86 1st

     

     

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