Men's Basketball

    Indiana vs. Utah

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    March 11, 2002

    Hoosiers Make 17th Straight Trip to NCAAs
    Indiana makes its 17th straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament when the fifth-seeded Hoosiers face 12th-seeded Utah in the first round of the South Regional in Sacramento, California.
    The trip to the Big Dance is the Hoosiers 31st overall and their 17th straight. The 31 appearances ranks fourth all-time while the 17 in a row is the second longest active streak.

    Consecutive Appearances NCAA Tournament Appearances
    1. Arizona 27 1. Kentucky 43
    2. Indiana 17 2. UCLA 37
    3. UCLA 14 3. North Carolina 35
    4. Kansas 13 4. Indiana 31

    Hoosiers vs. Utah
    This is the third meeting between Indiana and Utah. The two teams last met in 1998 in the Maui Invitational and the Hoosiers posted a 52-49 victory.
    Previous Meetings (both in Maui Invitational)
    11/24/98 Indiana wins 52-49
    11/21/94 Utah wins 77-72

    Common Opponents
    Indiana and Utah both faced Texas this season and both teams posted a victory. The Hoosiers defeated the Longhorns 77-71 while Utah posted a 71-61 victory.

    Travel Nothing New to the Hoosiers
    The Hoosiers traveled over 8,500 miles and played six road games before ever getting the chance to play at home for the first time this season. Indiana played just two home non-conference games and the Hoosiers were on the road for 11 of their first 13 games.
    Hoosier Non-Conference Travel Round trip Miles
    November 18 at Charlotte 1,182
    November 18-24 at Great Alaska Shootout 5,596
    November 28 at North Carolina 1,286
    December 1 at Southern Illinois 514
    December 15 at Miami 2,372
    December 22 vs. Kentucky (Indianapolis) 110
    December 28-29 Hoosier Classic (Indianapolis) 110

    Third Time as a No. 5 Seed
    This is the third time that Indiana has been a No. 5 seed. The last time the Hoosiers were slotted as a fifth seed was in 1994. That year IU defeated No. 12 Ohio (84-72) and then advanced to the Sweet Sixteen by beating No. 4 Temple (67-58). The Hoosiers were eliminated that season by No. 9 Boston College (77-68).
    IU was also a No. 5 seed in 1982. The Hoosiers won that season against No. 12 Robert Morris (94-62) before losing to No. 4 UAB.

    Looking to Move on in the Tournament
    Indiana has lost its first round NCAA Tournament game in each of the last two seasons and in five of it last seven trips to the Big Dance. The last time Indiana won a first round game came in 1999 when the Hoosiers defeated George Washington 108-88. The last time the Hoosiers advanced to the Sweet Sixteen came in 1994, when they were last a No. 5 seed.
    Year Seed Outcome
    2001 4th Lost to Kent State in the first round
    2000 6th Lost to Pepperdine in the first round
    1999 6th Defeated George Washington in the first round
    Lost to St. John's in the second round
    1998 7th Defeated Oklahoma in the first round
    Lost to Connecticut in the second round
    1997 8th Lost to Colorado in the first round
    1996 6th Lost to Boston College in the first round
    1995 9th Lost to Missouri in the first round

    Surprise It's Newton
    Junior Jeff Newton leads all current Hoosiers with 20 career NCAA Tournament points, 11 career NCAA Tournament rebounds and five career blocks in tourney play. Kyle Hornsby ranks second in scoring with 18 points. Dane Fife has played the most minutes with 100.

    NCAA Tournament Experience
    Tom Coverdale
    2001 FG 3FG FT Pts Reb Asst Blk Stl Min
    vs. Kent State 3-7 2-3 0-3 8 3 4 0 2 29

    Dane Fife
    2001 FG 3FG FT Pts Reb Asst Blk Stl Min
    vs. Kent State 1-1 1-1 0-0 3 2 2 0 1 24
    2000 FG 3FG FT Pts Reb Asst Blk Stl Min
    vs. Pepperdine 1-4 0-2 2-2 4 2 1 0 3 25
    1999 FG 3FG FT Pts Reb Asst Blk Stl Min
    vs. G. Washington 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 2 0 0 6
    vs. St. John's 0-5 0-3 0-0 0 2 0 0 1 16
    Fife Totals 2-10 1-6 2-2 7 7 5 0 5 100

    Kyle Hornsby
    2001 FG 3FG FT Pts Reb Asst Blk Stl Min
    vs. Kent State 1-4 1-2 0-0 3 1 2 0 0 27
    2000 FG 3FG FT Pts Reb Asst Blk Stl Min
    vs. Pepperdine 6-6 2-2 1-2 15 1 2 0 0 19
    Hornsby Totals 7-10 3-4 1-2 18 2 4 0 0 36

    Jared Jeffries
    2001 FG 3FG FT Pts Reb Asst Blk Stl Min
    vs. Kent State 4-10 0-1 1-2 9 8 4 1 0 34

    A.J. Moye
    2001 FG 3FG FT Pts Reb Asst Blk Stl Min
    vs. Kent State 4-6 0-0 4-4 12 8 0 1 0 26

    Jeff Newton
    2001 FG 3FG FT Pts Reb Asst Blk Stl Min
    vs. Kent State 2-3 0-0 3-5 7 2 0 2 0 19
    2000 FG 3FG FT Pts Reb Asst Blk Stl Min
    vs. Pepperdine 5-13 0-0 3-4 13 9 3 3 0 34
    Newton Totals 7-16 0-0 6-9 20 11 3 5 0 43
    Jarrad Odle
    2001 FG 3FG FT Pts Reb Asst Blk Stl Min
    vs. Kent State 1-3 0-0 0-0 2 2 0 0 0 6
    2000 FG 3FG FT Pts Reb Asst Blk Stl Min
    vs. Pepperdine 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 1 0 6
    1999 FG 3FG FT Pts Reb Asst Blk Stl Min
    vs. G. Washington 1-2 0-0 3-4 5 2 0 0 0 9
    vs. St. John's 3-6 0-0 3-4 9 4 0 0 0 7
    Fife Totals 5-13 0-0 6-8 16 9 0 1 0 22

    Neutral Site Games in California
    Indiana has never played in Sacramento and this marks the eighth time it will take to a neutral court in the state of California. The Hoosiers are 5-2 in neutral site games in the state.

    Big Ten Champions for the 20th Time
    With a season-ending victory over Northwestern Indiana captured its 20th Big Ten crown, the second most among Big Ten schools (Purdue-21). 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

    Defense is the Key to Victory
    Defense made the difference in Indiana's 20 victories.
    Opponent FG Defense Points Allowed
    at Charlotte 22-64 (.344) 61
    at Alaska-Anchorage 28-71 (.394) 66
    vs. Texas 26-64 (.406) 71
    at North Carolina 22-60 (.367) 66
    Notre Dame 26-55 (.473) 75
    Ball State 24-58 (.414) 61
    vs. Eastern Washington 21-48 (.438) 60
    at Northwestern 17-50 (.340) 44
    Penn State 19-49 (.388) 54
    Michigan State 23-52 (.442) 65
    at Iowa 24-51 (.471) 66
    at Penn State 17-51 (.333) 51
    Illinois 23-63 (.365) 57
    Purdue 17-51 (.379) 52
    Iowa 19-58 (.328) 51
    Louisville 22-61 (.361) 62
    at Michigan 18-48 (.375) 55
    Ohio State 23-49 (.469) 57
    Northwestern 24-57 (.421) 67
    vs. Michigan State 23-51 (.451) 56
    Average in Wins .396 59

    Here are the defensive numbers in the Hoosiers' losses this year.
    Opponent FG Defense Points Allowed
    vs. Marquette 22-60 (.367) 50
    at Southern Illinois 25-54 (.463) 72
    vs. Miami 19-57 (.333) 58
    vs. Kentucky 27-59 (.458) 66
    vs. Butler 22-51 (.431) 66
    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
    vs. Iowa 18-52 (.346) 62
    Average in Losses .431 66

    Top Defense Since 1983-84
    The Hoosiers are holding opponents to just 62.0 points per game the lowest total since the 1983-84 season (59.1). The 62 points allowed per game currently ranks as the seventh lowest mark on the school's all-time single season list.

    Strong Defensive Halves
    Seventeen times this season the Hoosiers have held their opponent to under 10 field goals in a half this season.
    Opponent Half Opponent Shooting
    vs. Iowa 2 9-27 (.333)
    vs. Iowa 1 9-25 (.360)
    vs. Michigan State 1 9-21 (.429)
    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)

    Against the Field
    Of Indiana's 12 non-conference opponents, seven of them made the trip to the NCAA Tournament. With the inclusion of four more Big Ten opponents, Indiana faced NCAA Tournament teams 15 times this season and the Hoosiers owned a 7-8 record in those games.

    Getting to the Charity Stripe
    Indiana is 12-2 this season when the Hoosiers connect on 14 or more free throws in a game.

    Controlling the Ball
    The Hoosiers have averaged 16.5 assists and 12.6 turnovers per game in their wins this year. In those victories Indiana has forced 14.9 turnovers, giving it a 2.3 per game edge in turnovers.
    In defeat Indiana has dished out 11.5 assists and committed 14.5 turnovers while forcing 12.5 turnovers giving the opposition a 2.0 edge in turnovers.
    Outcome Assists IU Turnovers Forced Turnovers
    Wins 16.5 12.6 14.9
    Losses 11.5 14.5 12.5

    Hoosier Sharpshooters in Victories
    Indiana's success from behind the three-point arc has led to victory this season. The Hoosiers have connected on .434 (161-371) from three-point ranges in their 20 wins this season. In the team's 11 losses Indiana shot .321 (62-193) 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 (4-4)
    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
    Iowa-L 5-17
    Total 50-150 (.333)

    Less than 5 Threes in a Game (3-4)
    Penn State-W 1-14
    Miami-L 1-15
    Kentucky-L 3-17
    Marquette-L 4-20
    Southern Illinois-L 4-18
    Michigan State-W 4-13
    Purdue-W 4-14
    Total 21-111 (.189)

    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 15-33 when scoring 75 points or less.

    Rebound Stats Show an Advantage
    Indiana owns a 12-4 mark when it outrebounds the opposition and is 8-7 when rebounds are even or the opponent owns the edge. When the Hoosiers win the offensive boards they own a 10-2 mark.

    NCAA Tournament Victories
    Indiana ranks sixth in all-time NCAA Tournament victories and its .675 (52-25) winning percentage ranks eighth all-time.
    1. Kentucky 87
    2. North Carolina 81
    3. UCLA 77
    4. Duke 73
    5. Kansas 61
    6. Indiana 52

    Less Turnovers Have Led to Success
    The Hoosiers are 16-2 when they commit less turnovers than the opposition and 4-9 when they commit an equal amount or more.

    Best Back-to-Back Seeds
    Indiana is a five seed this season after earning a four a seed last year. It marks the best back-to-back seeding for the Hoosiers since they were a No. 1 in 1992 and a No. 5 in 1993.

    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
    vs. Michigan State 4-8 14 5 0 34
    vs. Iowa 3-10 10 4 2 34
    Totals 24-64 67 39 6 211

    Seven-Game Avg. .375 9.5 5.6 .9 30.1
    Prior to Injury Avg. .508 18.4 8.9 2.8 33.4

    Jeffries Among the Elite in the Nation
    Jared Jeffries has been racking up midseason and post season honors.
    • Big Ten Most Valuable Player.
    • All-Big Ten first team.
    • USBWA Second Team All-American.
    • NABC Second Team All-American.
    • 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 midseasonAll-America first team.
    • Sporting News named him midseason All-America first team.
    • CBS's Clark Kellog named him midseason All-American.
    • Dick Vitale named him the top sophomore in the country.
    • Dick Vitale selected him on his All-Versatility team.
    • Collegeinsider.com Big Ten Player of the Year.
    • Collegeinsider.com All-American.

    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 and earn him Big Ten Player of the Year honors.
    Here is a look at 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.
    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 Seven Games 8-39 .205

    Running the Point
    Tom Coverdale has had some impressive ball control games this season not committing a turnover in three different games.
    Coverdale's Stats Assists Turnovers
    Ohio State 8 0
    at Penn State 9 0
    Michigan State 3 0
    at Northwestern 4 0

    Coverdale Looking to Crack Top 10
    Tom Coverdale's 149 assists this season ranks 11th on the IU single season list, just one behind Quinn Buckner and Michael Lewis who share the tenth spot.
    He now has 319 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 four 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.

    Last Seven Games
    Opponent Points Rebounds Blocks Minutes
    vs. Iowa 7 8 7 27
    vs. Michigan State 10 7 0 24
    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
    Last Seven Games 79 39 17 142
    Game Averages 11.3 5.5 2.4 20.3

    Previous 12 Games
    Opponent Points Rebounds Blocks Minutes
    Wisconsin 8 4 6 29
    Louisville 11 2 1 31
    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
    Previous 12 Games 76 69 24 229
    Game Averages 6.3 5.7 2.0 19.0

    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
    4. Jeff Newton 167
    He has 62 blocks this year which is the sixth highest single season mark.
    Indiana 10-3 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 11 of his 17 starts this season and in those 11 games the Hoosiers posted a 9-2 mark.

    Odle Shines in Senior Year
    Jarrad Odle is making the most of his senior year. He has tallied double digits in eight of the team's last 10 games, including a career-high 25 points and 11 rebounds against Louisville.
    Odle has tallied 266 points this year and entered this season with 228 points in his first three seasons. He has also pulled down 155 rebounds this season and had 169 during his entire three previous seasons.
    Odle's Career Stats Double Digit Games Double-Doubles
    This Season 13 5
    First Three Seasons 0 0

    Big Ten's Best Defender Showing Offense
    Dane Fife, the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year and an Defensive All-American according to collegeinsider.com, is averaging nearly 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 14 times this year, thanks in part to his improved three-point 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 174, four less than leader Steve Alford.
    1. Steve Alford 178 1984-87
    2. Dane Fife 174

    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 291 career assists which ranks 17th on IU's all-time list. He needs 13 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. The Hoosiers are 7-2 this season when he hits three or more threes in a game.

    Hornsby's Top Three-Point Games
    Opponent Field Goals Three-Pointers Points
    at Michigan 6-7 5-5 17
    Illinois 5-9 5-8 15
    Iowa 5-6 5-6 15
    at Illinois 5-8 4-7 14
    vs. Butler 4-9 4-7 12
    at Alaska-Anchorage 5-10 4-7 14
    at Iowa 4-9 3-4 11
    at Northwestern 3-8 3-7 9
    vs. Eastern Washington 4-5 3-3 12
    3+ Three-Point Games 41-71 36-56 109
    .577 .643 12.1
    Other Games (13-9) 38-118 23-78 121
    .322 .295 5.5

    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 83 points and pulled down 45 rebounds in the Hoosiers last 15 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 15 Games 83 45

    Perry Gives IU Good Minutes
    Freshman Donald Perry gave the Hoosiers 28 minutes of play in the two Big Ten Tournament games and he did not committ a turnover while scoring four points in each game. He has not turned the ball over in his last 42 minutes of action.

    Bench Scoring
    Indiana's bench has scored 542 points this season, an average of nearly 17.5 per game. The Hoosiers are 11-3 when their bench scores 20+ points in a game.
    Bench Scoring Total Leader
    vs. Iowa-L 25 Moye, 14
    vs. Michigan State 18 Newton, 10
    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
    3/11 RV
    3/4 22nd 23rd
    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

    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.

    Scoring in the Last 5:00
    Tom Coverdale leads the Hoosiers in scoring in the final 5:00 of games as he has 62 points during that window.
    Player Points Free Throws
    Coverdale 62 29-37
    Jeffries 57 30-37
    Moye 32 16-23
    Fife 31 13-17
    Odle 29 9-11
    Newton 23 9-10
    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 12 games have seen seven different Hoosiers lead the way offensively.
    Opponent Leading Scorer
    vs. Iowa A.J. Moye, 14
    vs. Michigan State Jared Jeffries, 14
    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 16-3 when its starts score 48+ points in a game.
    Game Starters Points
    Iowa (W) Jeffries, Odle, Coverdale, Fife, Hornsby 35
    Michigan St. (W) Jeffries, Odle, Coverdale, Fife, Hornsby 49
    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 174 shots this season. The Hoosiers are just five blocks away from setting a new school record. The mark of 178 was set last season.

    Three-Point Trio Getting into Record Books
    Three different Hoosiers have tallied 50+ three-pointers this year. Tom Coverdale leads the way with 60 threes followed by Kyle Hornsby's 59 and Dane Fife's 55
    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. Tom Coverdale 60 2001-02
    Neil Reed 60 1995-96
    10. Kyle Hornsby 59 2001-02
    Jay Edwards 59 1987-88
    12. Brian Evans 58 1994-95
    Greg Graham 57 1992-93
    Neil Reed 57 1996-97
    15. Dane Fife 55 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
    38. Luke Recker 954 1998-99
    39. John Ritter 925 1971-73
    40. Wayne Radford 922 1975-78
    41. Neil Reed 920 1995-97
    42. Ken Johnson 919 1968-70
    43. Jared Jeffries 915 2000-

    52. Frank Radovich 780 1958-60
    53. Lou Watson 757 1947-50
    54. Tom Coverdale 755 1999-

    Career Double Digit Scoring
    Player No. of 10+ point games IU Record
    Jeffries 55 38-17
    Coverdale 43 30-13
    Newton 26 20-6
    Fife 25 17-8
    Hornsby 23 18-5
    Odle 12 9-3
    Moye 8 5-4
    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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