Indiana Set to Open Exhibition Play against Franklin College
Nov. 2, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -
INDIANA vs. FRANKLIN
THE OPENING TIP
Kerry Prather is in his 28th year as the head coach at Franklin, compiling an overall mark of 433-296.
TEAM SCRIMMAGE NOTES
This was the third straight year the IU men's basketball team scrimmaged during a Halloween event with this season's edition drawing a crowd of 7,847.
Moore made seven of nine shots and hit two of three from long distance, but his defense allowed the Cream to score 27 points off of 17 Crimson turnovers.
Junior Guy-Marc Michel had 14 points, 10 rebounda and four blocked shots. Sophomore Matt Roth showed he had fully healed from his broken foot last season scoring 10 points and making two of five three pointers.
For the Crimson, sophomore Christian Watford led the team with 24 points and added five boards. he knocked in three of four triples. Sophomore Derek Elston had 12 points and seven rebounds, sophomore Jordan Hulls had nine points and three assists, sophomore Maurice Creek had four points and three assists and junior Tom Pritchard had two points and seven rebounds.
McClain comes to Indiana after serving as the associate head coach at Colorado for the past two years. Last year he coached Cory Higgins, who earned All-Big XII honors and Alec Burks, who was named Big XII Freshman of the year. Prior to Colorado, he was the head coach at Wyoming for nine seasons where he averaged 17 wins per season and an appearance in the 2002 NCAA Tournament. He was also the head coach at Hutchinson Community College where he led them to the National Junior College Championship in jus his third season there.
Jackson joins the Hoosier staff from Southern Mississippi where he was the secondary coach for the football program. Prior to that, he was the cornerbacks coach at Kansas for three seasons and a strength coach for one season. He began his career as a strength coach at Wyoming with current IU assistant coach Steve McClain after a successful playing career with the Cowboys.
Saccoccia was a graduate manager the last two seasons at Michigan State before joining the Hoosiers this year. He was with the Spartans when they made back-to-back runs to the Final Four. As an undergraduate, Saccoccia was a student manager with the Youngstown State University men's basketball team.
Cooper was the video coordinator the last four years for the Los Angeles Clippers, where he assisted the coaches with film preparation and scouting reports. He played basketball at Edgewood College in Madison, Wis., and was a NABC All-American.
Adams was promoted to his current position following the 2009-10 season. He is responsible for overseeing all of the opponent film exchange as well as the daily film and video needs of the program. A native of Bloomington, Adams was a student assistant at Tennessee for two years and also played for Steve Alford at Iowa for a season.
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