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    Hoosiers to Face Michigan State


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    March 3, 2002

    Hoosiers Face Michigan State in Quarterfinals
    Indiana will begin its quest for a Big Ten Tournament crown when the fourth-seeded Hoosiers face the fifth-seeded Michigan State Spartans in the tournament quarterfinals on Friday, March 8 at 11:30 a.m. The game will be live on ESPN2 and can also be heard on the IU Radio Network with Don Fischer, Todd Leary and Joe Smith.

    Inside the Series
    Indiana and Michigan State split their two meetings this season with the home team winning in each matchup. The Hoosiers hold the edge in the all-time series 59-37. The last ten meetings show Michigan State with a 6-4 advantage. The two teams have not met on a neutral floor since 1978 when they played in the Far West Classic in Portland, Oregon.

    IU in the Big Ten Tournament
    Indiana owns a 3-4 record in Big Ten Tournament play. Last season the fourth-seeded Hoosiers advanced to the tournament championship for the first time. In 2000, the fifth-seeded Hoosiers fell in the quarterfinals and that held true for the third-seeded Hoosiers in 1999. The first year of the tournament saw the sixth-seeded Hoosiers post a first round victory before falling in the quarterfinals.
    Year Seed Record
    2001 4th 2-1 Championship
    2000 5th 0-1 Quarterfinals
    1999 3rd 0-1 Quarterfinals
    1998 6th 1-1 Quarterfinals

    Hoosiers Claim 20th Big Ten Crown
    With a season-ending victory over Northwestern Indiana captured its 20th Big Ten crown. Of Indiana's 20 Big Ten Championships a total of nine have been shared with at least one other team.
    Team No. Last
    Purdue 21 1996
    Indiana 20 2002
    Ohio State 17 2022
    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
    Outright Championships Shared Championships
    1953 17-1 1926 10-2
    1954 12-2 1928 8-4
    1958 10-4 1936 11-1
    1973 11-3 1957 10-4
    1975 18-0 1967 10-4
    1976 18-0 1974 12-2
    1980 13-5 1987 15-3
    1981 14-4 1991 15-3
    1983 13-5 2002 11-5
    1989 15-3
    1993 17-1

    The Big Ten
    Final Standings W-L
    1. Wisconsin 11-5
    Ohio State 11-5
    Illinois 11-5
    Indiana 11-5
    5. Michigan St. 10-6
    6. Minnesota 9-7
    7. Northwestern 7-9
    8. Purdue 5-11 Iowa 5-11
    Michigan 5-11
    11. Penn State 3-13

    Tournament Schedule
    Thursday, March 7
    #8 Purdue vs. #9 Iowa 2:00 p.m. ESPN2
    #7 Northwestern vs. #10 Michigan 4:30 p.m. ESPN
    #6 Minnesota vs. #11 Penn State 7:10 p.m. ESPN-Plus
    Friday, March 8
    #4 Indiana vs. #5 Michigan State 11:30 a.m. ESPN2
    #1 Wisconsin vs. #8/#9 winner 2:00 p.m. ESPN2
    #2 Ohio State vs. #7/#10 winner 6:40 p.m. ESPN-Plus
    #3 Illinois vs. #6/#11 winner 9:10 p.m. ESPN-Plus
    Saturday, March 9
    Semifinal #1 1:45 p.m. CBS
    Semifinal #2 4:05 p.m. CBS
    Sunday, March 10
    Championship 3:30 p.m. CBS

    How Seeds Have Performed
    Seed 1st Round Quarters Semis Finals W-L Titles
    #1 Seed --- 2-2 1-1 1-0 4-3 1
    #2 Seed --- 3-1 1-2 1-0 6-3 1
    #3 Seed --- 1-3 1-0 0-1 2-4 --
    #4 Seed --- 4-0 3-1 1-2 8-3 1
    #5 Seed --- 0-4 --- --- 0-4 --
    #6 Seed 3-1 2-1 1-1 1-0 7-3 1
    #7 Seed 2-2 1-1 0-1 --- 3-4 --
    #8 Seed 3-1 1-2 0-1 --- 4-4 --
    #9 Seed 1-3 1-0 0-1 --- 2-4 --
    #10 Seed 2-2 0-2 --- --- 2-4 --
    #11 Seed 1-3 1-0 1-0 0-1 3-4 --

    11 Wins Sets New School Mark
    Eleven Big Ten wins 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 11-5 1st
    2001 10-6 4th
    2000 10-6 5th
    1999 9-7 3rd
    1998 9-7 5th

    Defense Wins Championships
    Defense made the difference in Indiana's 11 conference victories.
    Opponent FG Defense Points Allowed
    Northwestern 24-57 (.421) 67
    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 .387 56

    Indiana's five losses in Big Ten play came 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
    The overall numbers are much the same as Indiana's defense certainly carried it to many of its 19 victories.
    Outcome FG Defense Points Allowed
    In Wins .394 60.1
    In Losses .439 66.4

    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)

    Getting to the Charity Stripe
    Indiana is 12-1 this season when the Hoosiers connect on 14 or more free throws in a game.

    Controlling the Ball
    The Hoosiers have averaged 16.7 assists and 12.4 turnovers per game in their wins this year. In those victories Indiana has forced 14.6 turnovers, giving it a 2.2 per game edge in turnovers.
    In defeat Indiana has dished out 11.7 assists and committed 14.6 turnovers while forcing 12.4 turnovers giving the opposition a 2.2 edge in turnovers.
    Outcome Assists IU Turnovers Forced Turnovers
    Wins 16.7 12.4 14.6
    Losses 11.7 14.6 12.4

    Hoosier Sharpshooters in Victories
    Indiana's success from behind the three-point arc has led to victory this season. The Hoosiers have connected on .439 (157-358) from three-point ranges in their 19 wins this season. In the team's 10 losses Indiana shot .324 (57-176) from behind the arc.

    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)

    Over 75 Points Means Victory
    Indiana has won its last 29 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.

    Rebound Stats Show an Advantage
    Indiana owns a 12-3 mark when it outrebounds the opposition and is 7-7 when rebounds are even or the opponent owns the edge. When the Hoosiers win the offensive boards they own a 10-2 mark.

    Less Turnovers Have Led to Success
    The Hoosiers are 15-2 when they commit less turnovers than the opposition and 4-8 when they commit an equal amount or more.

    Jeffries Playing Through the Pain
    Jared Jeffries is not yet at 100 percent since an ankle injury that he suffered back on February 9 against Louisville. The All-America candidate has played 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
    Northwestern 6-12 15 9 2 32
    Totals 17-46 43 30 4 143

    Five-Game Avg. .370 8.6 6.0 .8 28.6
    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.
    • Listed as one of the top 20 Naismith Award finalist.
    • Listed as and one of 30 candidates for the Wooden Award.
    • Earned NABC All-District honors.
    • One of 13 finalists for the US BBall Writers Player of the Year
    • CNNSI.com named him to All-America first team.
    • The Sporting News named him to All-America first team.
    • CBS's Clark Kellog named him to All-America first team.
    • Dick Vitale named him the top sophomore in the country.
    • Dick Vitale selected him on his All-Versatility team.

    Setting the Pace Early in Big Ten Play
    Jared Jeffries set the tone early in Big Ten play and helped the Hoosiers to their 20th Big Ten Championship.
    Jeffries in Big Ten Wins
    Opponent FG Pts Reb Asst Stl Blk
    Northwestern 6-12 15 9 2 3 2
    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

    14-1 When Jeffries Drains a Three
    Jared Jeffries has connected on 24 three-pointers this season hitting for .387 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.

    Jeffries Takes Shot Block Crown
    Jared Jeffries' 2.133 blocks per game in Big Ten action made him the first Indiana player to lead the conference in blocked shots since Dean Garrett in 1988. Teammate Jeff Newton finished second in the league with 2.125 blocks per game.

    Coverdale Ranks Second in Assists
    Tom Coverdale was just 0.06 assists short of becoming the first-ever IU player to lead the Big Ten in assists.

    One of the Big Ten's Top Guards
    Tom Coverdale ranked 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 Big Ten's top guards.
    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
    Jitim Young (Northwestern) 1-of-7, 4 pts

    Coverdale on the Offensive End
    Michigan State 22 pts, 8-of-10, 6-of-8 from three
    Northwestern 20 pts, 4 rebs, 5 assts
    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

    Coverdale's Streak Shooting
    Tom Coverdale is working out of a recent three-point shooting slump. 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 Two Games 5-12 .416

    Running the Point
    Tom Coverdale 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

    Cracking the Top 20
    Tom Coverdale's 139 assists this season ranks 15th on the IU single season list, just five behind Damon Bailey (1992-93) and eight behind Michael Lewis (1997-98). Coverdale needs just 11 assists to crack the top ten.
    He now has 309 assists for his career becoming just the 17th player in IU history to tally over 300 career assists. He currently ranks 15th on the school's career all-time list, just 14 behind Joe Hillman.

    Playing the Best Basketball of His Career
    Jeff Newton is playing the best basketball of his career. He has scored 62 points in his last five games, the best five-game output of his career.
    He scored 130 points in Big Ten play and blocked 34 shots in over 21 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
    Northwestern 9 5 0 18
    at Illinois 12 6 3 36
    at Michigan State 8 4 2 26
    Ohio State 16 4 3 28
    at Michigan 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

    Climbing The 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
    He has 55 blocks this year which is the sixth highest single season mark in IU history. He needs one more block to tie his own career-high which he set last season.

    Indiana 10-2 When Newton Swats 3+
    The Hoosiers are 10-2 this season when Jeff Newton blocks three or more shots in a game.

    Odle on the Offensive End Early
    Jarrad Odle has scored Indiana's first basket in nine of the team's last 16 games since he worked his way into the starting lineup and in those nine games the Hoosiers posted an 8-1 mark. Jared Jeffries netted the first bucket six times and IU posted a 3-3 mark and Dane Fife did it once with Indiana posting an 0-1 record.

    Odle Makes Most of Senior Year
    Jarrad Odle is making the most of his senior year. He has tallied double digits in seven of the team's last eight games, including a career-high 25 points and 11 rebounds against Louisville.
    Odle has tallied 250 points this year and entered this season with 228 points in his first three seasons. He has also pulled down 147 rebounds this season and had 169 during his entire three previous seasons.
    Odle's Career Big Ten Numbers Points Rebounds
    This Season 150 103

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

    Odle's Career Stats Double Digit Games Double-Doubles
    This Season 12 5
    First Three Seasons 0 0

    Big Ten's Best Defender Showing Offense
    Dane Fife, one of the nation's top defensive players, 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 52-110 .473
    Junior Year 19-62 .295
    Sophomore Year 5-22 .227
    Freshman Year 9-37 .243

    Looking for His Shot
    Dane Fife has averaged 6.8 shots per game this a career high for the senior guard.
    Year FGA per game FGM per game
    Senior 6.8 3.1
    Junior 4.3 1.6
    Sophomore 3.7 1.7
    Freshman 2.4 1.1

    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 169, 9 less than leader Steve Alford.
    1. Steve Alford 178 1984-87
    2. Dane Fife 169

    Fife's Assists Mean IU Victory
    Indiana is 4-0 this year when Dane Fife dishes out five or more assists and during his career the Hoosiers are 17-2 when he hands out 5+ assists in a game.
    He now has 288 career assists which ranks 17th on IU's all-time list. He needs 16 assists to catch Greg Graham.

    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
    Northwestern 3-7 2-5 9
    at Illinois 5-8 4-7 14
    at Michigan State 2-8 2-3 6
    Ohio State 2-6 2-6 7
    at Michigan 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

    Big Ten's Top Three-Point Threat
    Kyle Hornsby led the Big Ten connecting on 50 percent of his long range shots in conference play. He is the first Hoosier since Brian Evans (1994) to lead the Big Ten in the category.
    Moye Providing a Consistent Lift
    A.J. Moye has scored 65 points and pulled down 44 rebounds in the Hoosiers last 13 games. The previous 10 games saw Moye score just 27 points and pull down 30 rebounds. He got out of the gates quickly this season as he netted 62 points and pulled down 31 rebounds in the teams first six games.
    Moye This Season Points Rebounds
    First Six Games 62 31
    Next 10 Games 27 30
    Last 13 Games 65 44

    Bench Scoring
    Indiana's bench has scored 499 points this season, an average of nearly 17.2 per game. The Hoosiers are 11-2 when their bench scores 20+ points in a game.
    Bench Scoring Total Leader
    Northwestern-W 11 Newton, 9
    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

    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 had the Hoosiers ranked in the top 20 the entire season as they own the fourth toughest schedule in the country.

    Date USA Today/ESPN Associated Press
    2/25 21st 25th
    2/18 23rd 23rd
    2/11 24th 22nd
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    1/14 RV 25
    12/17 RV RV
    12/10 24 21
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    11/26 24th RV
    11/19 20th 20th
    11/12 20th 22nd
    11/5 21st 22nd

    Blowing Teams Out
    Indiana's 11 victories in Big Ten play have come by a combined total of 186 points (16.9 points per game), the most dominating numbers in school history. 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 11 186 16.9
    2001 10 139 13.9
    2000 10 143 14.3
    1999 9 59 6.6
    1998 9 121 13.4

    Double Figure Scorers
    In seven of the Hoosier's 16 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.
    Northwestern Jeffries, Odle, Coverdale
    at Illinois Hornsby, Newton, Coverdale, Odle
    at Michigan State Jeffries, Coverdale, Fife
    Ohio State Jeffries, Odle, Hornsby, Newton
    at Michigan Hornsby, Odle, Newton
    Wisconsin Odle, Coverdale, Fife, Moye
    Iowa Jeffries, Odle, Coverdale, Fife, Hornsby
    at Minnesota Fife, Coverdale, Hornsby
    Purdue Jeffries
    Illinois Jeffries, Coverdale, Fife, Hornsby, Moye
    at Penn State Jeffries, Coverdale, Fife
    at Ohio State Jeffries, Odle, Coverdale
    at Iowa Jeffries, Coverdale, Fife, Hornsby
    Michigan State Jeffries, Coverdale, Fife
    Penn State Jeffries, Odle, Fife, Newton
    at Northwestern Jeffries, Coverdale, Odle

    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.

    20-Win Season String
    Indiana is looking for its sixth straight 20-win season. The Hoosiers posted 21 victories last season.
    Another 20-win season would make Head Coach Mike Davis the first head coach in IU history to post back-to-back 20-win seasons in his first two years.

    Scoring in the Last 5:00
    Tom Coverdale leads the Hoosiers in scoring in the final 5:00 of games as he has 58 points during that window.

    Player Points Free Throws
    Coverdale 58 25-33
    Jeffries 56 29-36
    Fife 30 12-15
    Moye 30 14-21
    Odle 26 8-9
    Newton 21 8-8
    Leach 18 2-4
    Hornsby 19 4-6
    Perry 9 5-7
    Tapak 9 1-2
    Johnson 3 0-0

    Spreading the Wealth
    Seven different players have led in scoring in a game this season. The last 10 games have seen six different Hoosiers lead the way offensively.
    Opponent Leading Scorer
    Northwestern Tom Coverdale, 20
    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

    Starting Lineups
    Indiana is 15-3 when its starts score 48+ points in a game.
    Game Starters Points
    Northwestern (W) Jeffries, Odle, Coverdale, Fife, Hornsby 68
    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

    Closing in on Block Record
    Indiana has swatted 163 shots this season. The Hoosiers are just 16 blocks away from setting a new school record. The mark of 178 was set last season.

    Top Defense Since 1983-84
    The Hoosiers are holding opponents to just 62.2 points per game the lowest total since the 1983-84 season.

    Three-Point Trio Getting into Record Books
    Three different Hoosiers have tallied 50+ three-pointers this year. Tom Coverdale leads the way with 59 threes followed by Kyle Hornsby's 57 and Dane Fife's 52.
    Three-Pointers in a Season Total Year
    1. Steve Alford 107 1986-87
    5. A.J. Guyton 72 1999-00
    6. Luke Recker 64 1998-99
    7. Brian Evans 62 1995-96
    8. Neil Reed 60 1995-96
    9. Tom Coverdale 59 2001-02
    Jay Edwards 59 1987-88
    11. Brian Evans 58 1994-95
    12. Kyle Hornsby 57 2001-02
    Greg Graham 57 1992-93
    Neil Reed 57 1996-97
    15. Tom Coverdale 52 2001-02

    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

    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.

    All-Time Career Scoring List
    Five Hoosiers rank in the top 100 on the school's career points scored list.
    Career Scoring List Points Years
    41. Neil Reed 920 1995-97
    42. Ken Johnson 919 1968-70
    43. John Laskowski 909 1973-75
    44. Jared Jeffries 891 2000-

    52. Frank Radovich 780 1958-60
    53. Lou Watson 757 1947-50
    54. Jim Thomas 751 1980-83
    55. Tom Coverdale 733 1999-

    60. Burke Scott 696 1953-55
    61. Lyndon Jones 688 1988-91
    Landon Turner 688 1979-81
    63. Dane Fife 678 1998-

    69. Stew Robinson 630 1983-86
    70. Hallie Bryant 627 1955-57
    71. Jeff Newton 616 1999-

    85. Branch McCracken 523 1928-30
    86. Steve Risley 515 1978-81
    87. Kenneth Gunnin 512 1935-37
    88. Ernest Andres 511 1937-39
    89. Kyle Hornsby 503 1999-

    Big Ten Tournament Experience
    Tom Coverdale
    2001 FG 3FG FT Pts Reb Asst Blk Stl Min
    vs. Wisconsin 2-4 0-2 6-6 10 4 5 0 0 40
    vs. Illinois 7-14 3-9 0-2 17 7 5 0 1 39
    vs. Iowa 3-9 0-3 2-2 8 2 1 0 4 39
    2000 FG 3FG FT Pts Reb Asst Blk Stl Min
    Did not see action
    Career Total 12-27 3-14 8-10 35 13 11 0 5 118

    Dane Fife
    2001 FG 3FG FT Pts Reb Asst Blk Stl Min
    vs. Wisconsin 1-2 0-0 4-6 6 3 5 0 0 36
    vs. Illinois 3-5 1-2 0-0 7 3 5 0 2 40
    vs. Iowa 1-3 0-2 2-2 4 1 2 0 4 39
    2000 FG 3FG FT Pts Reb Asst Blk Stl Min
    vs. Illinois 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 0 0 11
    1999 FG 3FG FT Pts Reb Asst Blk Stl Min
    vs. Illinois 0-2 0-2 0-0 0 2 3 0 0 18
    Career Total 5-12 1-6 6-10 17 9 15 0 6 144

    Kyle Hornsby
    2001 FG 3FG FT Pts Reb Asst Blk Stl Min
    DNP due to ankle injury
    2000 FG 3FG FT Pts Reb Asst Blk Stl Min
    vs. Illinois 2-3 1-1 0-0 5 4 1 0 0 17
    Jared Jeffries
    2001 FG 3FG FT Pts Reb Asst Blk Stl Min
    vs. Wisconsin 2-9 0-1 10-12 14 7 2 2 2 40
    vs. Illinois 4-11 0-1 2-4 10 7 2 1 1 33
    vs. Iowa 6-10 2-3 3-4 17 7 4 3 0 36
    Career Total 12-30 2-4 15-20 41 21 8 6 3 109

    George Leach
    2001 FG 3FG FT Pts Reb Asst Blk Stl Min
    Did not see action

    A.J. Moye
    2001 FG 3FG FT Pts Reb Asst Blk Stl Min
    vs. Wisconsin 1-1 0-0 1-2 3 2 0 0 0 10
    vs. Illinois 1-1 0-0 0-0 2 1 0 0 0 7
    vs. Iowa 3-3 0-0 0-0 6 2 0 1 0 16
    Career Total 5-5 0-0 1-2 11 5 0 1 0 33

    Jeff Newton
    2001 FG 3FG FT Pts Reb Asst Blk Stl Min
    vs. Wisconsin 5-6 0-0 1-3 11 7 1 1 1 27
    vs. Illinois 0-1 0-0 1-2 1 5 0 0 0 14
    vs. Iowa 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 2 2 1 0 16
    2000 FG 3FG FT Pts Reb Asst Blk Stl Min
    vs. Illinois 5-11 0-0 4-4 14 9 1 1 0 30
    Career Total 10-18 0-0 6-11 26 23 4 3 1 87

    Jarrad Odle
    2001 FG 3FG FT Pts Reb Asst Blk Stl Min
    vs. Wisconsin DNP
    vs. Illinois 1-2 0-0 3-4 5 7 2 0 1 29
    vs. Iowa 1-3 0-0 0-1 2 5 0 1 0 14
    2000 FG 3FG FT Pts Reb Asst Blk Stl Min
    vs. Illinois 0-0 0-0 2-2 0 1 0 0 0 7
    1999 FG 3FG FT Pts Reb Asst Blk Stl Min
    vs. Illinois 1-2 0-1 1-2 3 1 1 0 1 10
    Career Total 3-7 0-1 6-9 10 14 3 1 2 60

    Career Double Digit Scoring
    Player No. of 10+ point games IU Record
    Jeffries 53 37-16
    Coverdale 41 29-12
    Newton 25 19-6
    Fife 24 16-8
    Hornsby 23 18-5
    Odle 12 9-3
    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 5 4-1
    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

     

     


       

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