ATHLETES IN ACTION AT INDIANA PREVIEW
November 3, 1999
GAME FACTS: Athletes in Action at Indiana. Sunday, November 7. Assembly Hall, Bloomington, IN. Game time is 1 p.m.
GAME DATA: The Indiana Hoosiers play host to Athletes in Action (Red Team) in the first of two exhibition games over the course of the next week.
TELEVISION: The Athletes in Action game will be broadcast by ESPN-Plus (WTTV Ch. 4). Former Hoosiers John Laskowski and Ted Kitchel will handle the announcing duties.
RADIO: Every IU game can be heard on the IU Radio Network. Don Fischer, Bob Hammel, Joe Smith and Norm Ellenberger call the action. The pregame begins 40 minutes prior to tipoff.
INDIANA HEAD COACH BOB KNIGHT is college basketball's winningest active head coach with 743 victories (all games at the Division I level). He is just one of 12 NCAA coaches all time to have recorded 700 or more victories. He is in his 29th season as the Indiana head coach and has a record of 641-231 (.735). Knight is in his 35th season as a collegiate head coach and has an overall record of 743-281 (.726). Knight's record in Big Ten play is 343-145 (.703). He has led the Hoosiers to three NCAA titles (1976, 1981 and 1987) and a conference record 11 Big Ten Championships (1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1987, 1989, 1991 and 1993). He was inducted into the National Basketball Hall of Fame in May of 1991.
REGULAR SEASON: The 1999-2000 regular season will begin Friday, November 19 when the Hoosiers travel to the United Spirit Arena to battle the Red Raiders of Texas Tech. Tipoff is at 9 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN. It will be the third meeting between the two schools (Indiana leads 2-0). This season the Hoosiers have 13 games scheduled against 1999 NCAA Tournament teams. All 27 games, plus the two exhibition games, and all post season games, will be televised.
AWAY FROM HOME: Indiana plays four of its first five regular season games away from Assembly Hall. Following the season opener at Texas Tech, the Hoosiers travel to Springfield, Mass. for the Tipoff Classic against Temple on Friday, November 26. The home opener against Notre Dame on Tuesday, November 30 is followed by a matchup with Kentucky at the RCA Dome on Saturday, December 4 and a trip to Missouri on Tuesday, December 7.
CENTURY MARK: 1999-2000 marks the 100th basketballl season at Indiana University. The Hoosiers are 1453-778 (.651) and have the 10th most wins amongst Division I schools and the most among Big Ten teams.
LAST SEASON: The Hoosiers posted a 23-11 overall mark and a 9-7 record in Big Ten play in 1998-99.
RETURNING NUMBERS: Indiana returns 68 percent of its scoring, 67 percent of its rebounding and 69 percent of its assist total from a season ago. A.J. Guyton (16.0 ppg/3.4 rpg) and Kirk Haston (9.9 ppg/6.5 rpg) represent the team's top two returning scorers and rebounders. Michael Lewis (4.5 apg) and Guyton (2.6 apg) are the team's top two returning assist men.
OVERTIME: Last season the Hoosiers had seven overtime contests (4-3), the most in school and Big Ten history and just one game short of the NCAA record.
SUCCESS IN THE 90's: Indiana has appeared in the NCAA Tournament 14 consecutive seasons, which is the third-longest active streak in the country. The Hoosiers made more Sweet 16 NCAA Tournament appearances than any other Big Ten school in the 1990's and was the only team in the conference to earn a berth into the tournament every year in the 1990's. Indiana's 116-60 Big Ten record during the 1990's was the best in the conference during the decade.
PRESEASON ALL-AMERICAN: For the second consecutive season A.J. Guyton is a Playboy Preseason All-American. He is the third Indiana player to be named to this team. Isiah Thomas was picked in 1981 and Calbert Cheaney appeared on the 1993 team. Guyton is the first IU player to be named to the team twice.
CLOSING IN ON 2,000: A.J. Guyton enters the season with 1,530 career points, the 14th highest total in IU history. His three-year total is the seventh highest three-year mark in the program's history. He needs just 470 points to become just the fifth IU player to reach the 2,000-point plateau. He is already Indiana's all-time leading three-point shooter, making 211 of 512 three-point attempts.
DISHING OUT ASSISTS: Michael Lewis needs 151 assists to become Indiana's career assist leader (Quinn Buckner, 542). Lewis has averaged 148.5 assists over the last two seasons and had a career-high 150 assists in 1997-98.
TOP SCORING TEAM: Indiana led the Big Ten in scoring and assists last season. Over the last nine seasons Indiana has averaged 78.9 points per game in league play, the top mark in the conference.
SCRIMMAGE NOTES: The Hoosiers took to the floor in the Red and White scrimmage on Halloween afternoon. Lynn Washington led all scorers in the first half with 17 points for the Red team. Jarrad Odle led the way in the second half scoring 14 points for the Red team. Larry Richardson posted a two-half total of 28 points to lead all scorers. Richardson also pulled down a game-high 13 rebounds.
HOOSIERS IN ASSEMBLY HALL: The Hoosiers are 340-47 (.878) in regular season play at Assembly Hall including a 204-40 (.836) record in Big Ten games. Since the beginning of the 1990-91 season the Hoosiers are 106-14 (.883) in Assembly Hall. Indiana is also 66-27 (.709) vs. ranked teams in the building.
NEXT GAME: The Hoosiers play host to Marathon Oil on Friday, November 12 at 8 p.m.. The game will be televised by ESPN-Plus. It can also be heard on the IU Radio Network.
#3 TOM COVERDALE: Scored three points and dished out five assists in the red and white scrimmageaveraged 21 points, 7 assists and 4 steals last year at New Hampton Prep School in New Hampshire.
#11 DANE FIFE: Scored 18 points and had seven rebounds in the red and white scrimmagegood defender who is usually one of the first players off the benchtough, hard-nosed player.
#53 TOM GEYER: Pulled down four rebounds and scored two points in the red and white scrimmagea walk-on to the programappeared in nine games and scored nine points last season.
#25 A.J. GUYTON: Scored seven points and had three assists in the red and white scrimmagethree-year total of 1,530 points which is the seventh best freshman, sophomore and junior year scoring total in school historythat point total is 14th on Indiana's all-time listneeds 470 points to become just the fifth player in school history to reach the 2,000-point plateauenters season as Indiana's all-time leader in 3-point field goals made (211) and attempted (512).
#35 KIRK HASTON: Scored 27 points and hauled down 12 rebounds in the red and white scrimmagesuffered a cracked bone in his left hand in final regular season game but averaged 15 ppg and 9 rpg in the last three games playing with the injuryonly freshman in the Big Ten to be ranked among the league leaders in scoring and rebounding (conference games only).
#32 KYLE HORNSBY: Scored six points and had three assists in the red and white scrimmagemissed the entire season last year after undergoing surgery on his right knee before the season startedwas able to resume practicing over the last few weeks of the year.
#12 LUKE JIMENEZ: Tallied nine points in the red and white scrimmageexcellent ball handler who has a knack for not turning the ball over (48 TO's in 926 career minutes)that's an average of one every 19.2 minutes of play.
#24 MICHAEL LEWIS: Scored 13 points and handed out five assists in the red and white scrimmageenters the season with 392 career assists which is fifth on Indiana's all-time listneeds 151 to become Indiana's all-time leader. Team's leading assist man with 138 which is just 12 off his career best of 150 set last yearneeds just four more points to surpass last year's career best total of 197has 383 career assists which is seventh on Indiana's all-time list (Steve Alford is sixth with 385).
#50 JEFFREY NEWTON: Scored 16 points and pulled down seven rebounds in the red and white scrimmageselected by the newspaper as one of the top 10 recruits in Georgia last year...guided his team to its first state tourney in several years as a senior... averaged 22 ppg, 9 rpg, 3 bpg as a senior.
#43 JARRAD ODLE: Scored 16 points and had seven rebounds and four assists in the red and white scrimmagesolid reserve player in his freshman seasongood competitor with good hands who is not afraid to shootpossesses a good mid-range jump shot or can put the ball on the floor.
#33 LARRY RICHARDSON: Led all scorers in the red and white scrimmage with 28 points and led all players with 13 rebounds in the red and white scrimmageplayed the best basketball of his career at the end of the 1999 seasongood shot-blocker.
#44 LYNN WASHINGTON: Tallied 25 points and four rebounds in the red and
white scrimmageonly junior college transfer on the team strong, physical
player who is aggressive going to the basket and looking for the offensive
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