Men's Basketball

    Indiana Set To Host Univ. of Indianapolis in Exhibition Game

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    Nov. 2, 2011

    Univ. of Indianapolis vs. Indiana (Exhibition)
     Date Saturday, Nov. 5
     Time 7:00 p.m. ET
     Location Bloomington, Ind. (Assembly Hall - 17,472 capacity)
     Television BTN.com (fee required) - Scott Agness and Eric Gordon
    *Game will be aired via tape delay on Big Ten Network at 2:00 p.m. ET on Nov. 8
     Radio IU Radio Network
     Tickets IU Ticket Office
    Game Notes Indiana Game Notes | UIndy Game Notes
    2010-11 Statistics Indiana | UIndy
     Internet Coverage BTN Stream | Gametracker
     Social Media @TomCrean | @IUShanaDan for in-game updates

    THE OPENING TIP
    Indiana begins its 112th season of college basketball and will play its only exhibition game of the year on Saturday night against the University of Indianapolis Greyhounds in Assembly Hall at 7 p.m. Including exhibition games, IU will play eight games in 26 days during the month of November to start the season. Starting with the regular season opener against Stony Brook on Nov. 11, the Hoosiers will play three games in six days, culminating with a road game at Evansville on Nov. 16. The Hoosiers return 93.3 percent of their scoring with 2,078 of 2,226 points returning.

    THE COACHES
    Indiana named Tom Crean as its 28th men's basketball coach on April 2, 2008, and is entering his fourth year with the Hoosiers. Has is 218-162 all-time as a head coach and picked up wins over No. 18 Illinois and No. 20 Minnesota last season, his first against ranked opponents at Indiana. He came to Indiana from Marquette where he was 190-96 (66.4) in nine seasons and made five NCAA Tournament appearances, including the 2003 Final Four. Stan Gouard is in his fourth year as the head coach at Indianapolis, compiling an overall mark of 40-43.

    QUICK HITS
    • This will be the third exhibition game meeting with the Greyhounds in Assembly Hall. The Hoosiers won 96-49 in November of 2005 and 83-46 in November of 2006.

    • Freshman forward Cody Zeller has been named to the 12-player Wayman Tisdale Award Preseason Watch List, honoring the nation's top freshman for the 2011-12 season, announced by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) on Oct. 20. Zeller has been a pick to be the league's top freshman by several preseason publications. Zeller was named Indiana High School's Mr. Basketball, becoming the 26th Mr. Basketball from the state of Indiana to play for the Hoosiers. He was named a McDonald's All-American and scored 10 points, pulled down three rebounds and dished out three assists in the nationally acclaimed all-star game. He averaged 24.6 points, 13 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game as a senior while leading Washington to the Class 3A state championship, the third title of his career.

    • Junior forward Christian Watford is the top scoring third-year player in the conference with 834 points. He averaged 16.0 points and 5.4 rebounds as a sophomore and was named a second-team preseason All-Big Ten selection by several publications and website's.

    • Senior Verdell Jones III is third among active Big Ten scorers with 1,122 points which ranks 33rd in Indiana men's basketball history. He has averaged 12.9 points in his career and 14.0 points in Big Ten play.

    • Junior Jordan Hulls enters the season having made 41 straight free throws and was a perfect 35 of 35 from the line in Big Ten play a year ago.

    • Junior guard Maurice Creek underwent surgery October 10 to repair a torn Achilles tendon he suffered away from the basketball court in his left leg. It is the third serious injury he has suffered in the past 22 months. Creek had surgery to repair a broken left patella in late December of 2009 and last year he was shut down after a stress fracture in his right patella ended his season in January. This latest injury had no impact on either of his previous injuries to his knees. In 30 total games for the Hoosiers, he is averaging 11.5 points and is shooting 37.1 percent from three-point range. He averaged 16.4 points as a freshman and 8.3 points last year. His career-high came when he knocked down 31 points against Kentucky as a freshman.

     

     

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