Men's Basketball



    Go Hoosiers!
    Go Hoosiers!

    Go Hoosiers!

    February 28, 2002

    Indiana can win its 20th Big Ten crown and its first since 1993 with a victory over Northwestern on Saturday, March 2. The two teams do battle at 2:31 p.m. on ESPN-Plus with Wayne Larrivee and Shon Morris. The game can also be heard live on the IU Radio Network with Don Fischer, Todd Leary and Joe Smith.

    Inside the Series
    The Hoosiers will look for win number 101 all-time against Northwestern. They own a 101-39 record against the Wildcats and have won the last 23 meetings in the series.
    In the first 82 matchups between these two schools IU owned a slight 46-36 edge, since then the Hoosiers have gone 54-3.
    IU is 27-0 at Assembly Hall against the Wildcats.

    Big Ten Championships Won
    Team No. Last
    Purdue 21 1996
    Indiana 19 1993
    Ohio State 16 2000
    Wisconsin 15 2002
    Illinois 14 2001
    Michigan 12 1986
    Michigan State 10 2001
    Minnesota 9 1997
    Iowa 8 1979
    Northwestern 2 1933

    Hoosier Championship Years
    Of Indiana's 19 Big Ten Championships a total of eight were shared with at least one other team.
    Outright Championships
    1953 17-1
    1954 12-2
    1958 10-4
    1973 11-3
    1975 18-0
    1976 18-0
    1980 13-5
    1981 14-4
    1983 13-5
    1989 15-3
    1993 17-1
    Shared Championships
    1926 10-2
    1928 8-4
    1936 11-1
    1957 10-4
    1967 10-4
    1974 12-2
    1987 15-3
    1991 15-3

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

    Saturday's Games
    Northwestern at Indiana 2:31 p.m.
    Penn State at Purdue 12:17 p.m.
    Ohio State at Michigan 8:00 p.m.
    Iowa at Michigan State 4:37 p.m.
    Sunday's Game
    Illinois at Minnesota 4:00 p.m.

    A Look at IU in the Tiebreaker
    If Indiana ties with just Wisconsin
    Indiana would be the second seed because Wisconsin owns a 1-0 record against the Hoosiers.
    If Indiana ties with Wisconsin and Ohio State
    Indiana could be the second or third seed. Wisconsin owns a combined 2-0 record against Indiana and Ohio State so the Badgers would be the number one seed.
    Ohio State and Indiana are both 1-2 against the three tied teams so the next tiebreaker is to compare them against what would be the fourth place team. The fourth place team could be Minnesota and Illinois or Minnesota, Illinois and Michigan State if Michigan State were to win its final game. All of those teams would finish 10-6 and be tied for fourth.
    If it is a two-way tie with Illinois and Minnesota Indiana would lose the tiebreaker with Ohio State because Ohio State is 0-1 against Minnesota and 1-0 against Illinois for a combined record of 1-1 (.500) while Indiana is 0-1 against Minnesota and 1-1 against Illinois for a combined record of 1-2 (.333). Thus with Ohio State winning the tiebreaker the Buckeyes would be the two seed and Indiana would be the three seed with Wisconsin owning the top seed.
    But, if Michigan State wins its last game setting a up three-way tie for fourth place Indiana would earn the second seed and Ohio State the third seed. Indiana is 1-1 against Michigan State thus the Hoosiers combined record against Michigan State, Minnesota and Illinois is 2-3 (.400). Ohio State is 0-2 against Michigan State and has a combined record of 1-3 (.333) against Michigan State, Minnesota and Illinois.
    If Indiana ties with Wisconsin and Illinois
    Indiana would be the three seed. Wisconsin owns a combined 2-1 (.667) record against Indiana and Illinois. Illinois owns a combined record of 2-2 (.500) against Indiana and Wisconsin. Indiana owns a combined record of 1-3 (.333) against Illinois and Wisconsin. Wisconsin would be the one seed, Illinois would be the two seed and Indiana would be the three seed.
    If Indiana ties with Wisconsin, Illinois and Ohio State
    Indiana would be the four seed. Wisconsin owns a combined 3-1 (.750) record against Indiana, Illinois and Ohio State. Ohio State owns a combined record of 2-2 (.5000) against Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. Illinois owns a combined record of 2-3 (.400) against Indiana, Ohio State and Wisconsin. Indiana owns a combined record of 2-4 (.333) against Illinois, Ohio State and Wisconsin. Wisconsin would be the one seed, Ohio State would be the two seed, Illinois would be the three seed and Indiana would be the four seed.

    Perfect in This Situation
    Indiana is 10-0 when it is playing for the Big Ten Championship in its final game of the season at Assembly Hall. The Hoosiers won the championship in their final game at the Hall in each of the following seasons; 1926, 1936, 1954, 1957, 1967, 1973, 1974, 1980, 1983, 1987.

    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 10-5 ???
    2001 10-6 4th
    2000 10-6 5th
    1999 9-7 3rd
    1998 9-7 5th

    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.

    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 14-32 when scoring 75 points or less.

    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
    at Illinois 1-6 3 4 1 29
    Totals 11-34 28 21 2 111

    Three-Game Avg. .324 7.0 5.3 .5 27.8
    Prior to Injury Avg. .508 18.4 8.9 2.8 33.4

    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.

    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 five losses in Big Ten play have come by a combined total of 31 points (6.2 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
    at Illinois 22-52 (.423) 70
    Average in Losses .469 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
    Illinois 2 9-23 (.391)
    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)

    Coverdale's Assists May Make History
    Tom Coverdale's 4.93 assists per game is tops in the Big Ten. If he holds onto his lead over Michigan State's Marcus Taylor (4.69) he will become the first Hoosier ever to lead the conference in assists.

    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

    The Big Ten's Most Valuable Player
    Even though Jared Jeffries numbers have not been big recently his ability to play through his pain has shown 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 seven of the Hoosier's 15 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
    at Illinois Hornsby, Newton, Coverdale, Odle

    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
    Previous Three Games 2-17 .118
    Last Game 2-4 .500

    Newton Providing Spark off the Bench
    Jeff Newton is playing the best basketball of his career. He has scored 53 points in his last four games, the best four-game output of his career.
    He has scored 121 points in Big Ten play and blocked 34 shots in 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 Illinois 12 6 3 36
    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 is second in the Big Ten in assist/turnover ratio (2.55) 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 15 free throws improving his percentage by 60 points. He now ranks seventh in the Big Ten in free throw percentage.
    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

    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 six of the team's last seven games, including a career-high 25 points and 11 rebounds against Louisville.
    Odle has tallied 234 points this year and entered this season with 228 points in his first three seasons. He has also pulled down 137 rebounds this season and had 169 during his entire three previous seasons.
    He currently ranks fifth in the Big Ten in rebounding.
    Odle's Career Big Ten Numbers Points Rebounds
    This Seasons 134 93

    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 Illinois 5-8 4-7 14
    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 50.7 percent of his three-point shots in conference play.

    Newton Leading the Big Ten in Blocked Shots
    Jeff Newton leads the conference with 2.27 blocks per game. Teammate Jared Jeffries sits in second with 2.14 blocks per game.

    Moye's Surge
    A.J. Moye has scored 63 points and pulled down 42 rebounds in the Hoosiers last 12 games. The previous 10 games saw Moye score just 27 points and pull down 30 rebounds.

    Spreading the Wealth
    Seven different players have led in scoring in a game this season. The last nine games have seen six different Hoosiers lead the way offensively.
    Opponent Leading Scorer
    at Illinois Kyle Hornsby, 14
    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
    Illinois-L 8-19
    Notre Dame-W 7-17
    Northwestern-W 7-19 5-9 in the second half
    Total 49-102 (.480)
    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 488 points this season, an average of nearly 17.4 per game. The Hoosiers are 5-0 in Big Ten play when their bench scores 20+ points in a game. In the five conference losses this season the Hoosiers' bench has scored a total of 72, an average of 14.4 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 Illinois-L 15 Odle, 10
    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
    Illinois (L) Jeffries, Newton, Coverdale, Fife, Hornsby 47
    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

    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 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 167, 11 less than leader Steve Alford.
    1. Steve Alford 178 1984-87
    2. Dane Fife 167

    14-1 When Jeffries Drains a Three
    Jared Jeffries has connected on 24 three-pointers this season hitting for .400 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 160

    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.

    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 19th (second 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 21st 25th
    2/18 23rd 23rd
    2/11 24th 22nd
    2/4 RV RV
    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
    Tom Coverdale leads the Hoosiers in scoring in the final 5:00 of games as he has 57 points during that window.
    Player Points Free Throws
    Coverdale 57 24-31
    Jeffries 56 29-36
    Fife 30 12-15
    Moye 30 14-21
    Newton 21 8-8
    Odle 20 6-7
    Leach 18 2-4
    Hornsby 18 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 40 28-12
    Newton 25 19-6
    Fife 24 16-8
    Hornsby 23 18-5
    Odle 11 8-3
    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 70.4 4th
    Scoring Margin +10.1 1st
    Field Goal Percentage .464 4th
    3-Point FG Percentage .422 1st
    Rebounding Offense 34.4 3rd
    Scoring Defense 60.3 2nd
    Free Throw Percentage .701 6th
    Field Goal Pct. Defense .416 2nd
    3-Point FG Defense .383 9th
    Rebounding Defense 32.5 8th
    Rebounding Margin +1.5 5th
    Assists 15.87 1st
    Turnover Margin +1.53 3rd
    Offensive Rebounds 10.33 6th
    3-Point Field Goals Made 7.80 2nd
    Blocked Shots 5.60 1st
    Steals 6.4 6th
    Assist/Turnover Ratio 1.36 1st
    Defensive Rebounds 23.73 1st

     

     

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