Indiana Closes Out Regular Season At Wisconsin
March 6, 2009
INDIANA (6-23, 1-16 Big Ten) vs. WISCONSIN (18-11, 9-8 Big Ten)
Sunday, March 8, 2009 7:00 p.m. ET
Kohl Center - 17,142 (Madison, Wis.)
Series Record: Indiana leads 93-58
Last Meeting: Wisconsin 68, at Indiana 51 (Feb. 19, 2009)
TV: BTN (Wayne Larrivee, Jim Jackson, Charissa Thompson)
RADIO: IU Radio Network (Don Fischer, Todd Leary and Joe Smith)
THE OPENING TIP
ODDS AND TRENDS
The Hoosiers' schedule is ranked the toughest in the country by Sagarin and fifth toughest by Kenpom.com and in ESPN's RPI.
In the last 10 games, freshman Verdell Jones III is averaging 12.2 points and 5.0 assists. He had 15 points against Michigan State and has led the team in scoring in six of the last eight games. Jones is third in the Big Ten with 4.5 assists in league games.
In his last eight games, junior Devan Dumes is averaging 10.8 points and shooting 42.1 percent from three-point land (16 of 38). He also is shooting a team-best 80.0 percent from the line in that stretch.
The Hoosiers have had a four-point lead or better at some point in seven Big Ten games this season.
The Hoosiers have played eight games against nationally ranked programs this season.
True freshmen have accounted for 71 percent of the team's minutes played (4129 of 5825) and 72 percent of its scoring (1263 points of 1750).
In their last eight home conference games, the Hoosiers drew an average of 15,665 fans.
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