Ninth-Ranked Hoosiers Host Chattanooga In Season Opener
Nov. 11, 2007
#9 Indiana vs. Chattanooga
Monday, November 12, 7:06 p.m.
First meeting between the two teams
Assembly Hall (17,538)
IU Radio Network (Don Fischer, Todd Leary and Joe Smith)
Big Ten Network (Jim Kelly and John Laskowski)
The Opening Tip
John Shulman (E. Tennessee `89) is in his fourth year at Chattanooga and is 55-42 overall with the Mocs.
The UNCP Game
In the second half, the Hoosiers went 20-for-31 from the field, including a stretch where they hit 13 shots in a row, putting together a 34-8 run to stretch their lead to 101-53 with 5:11 left in the contest. McGee was 5-for-5 and Ellis was 4-for-4 during that span.
Indiana was 18-for-30 from three-point range and 36-for-60 overall, shooting 60 percent in each category. IU shot 60 percent from the field against North Alabama on Sunday and hit 54.5 percent from 3-point range.
After hitting just 13 shots from downtown in the Bahamas (13-for-55), the Hoosiers have made 30 in the last two games (30-for-52). In 2006-07, Indiana shot 37.9 percent from 3-point land and had a season-high 17 against Penn State (March 3, 2007) - the Assembly Hall record.
Gordon had 24 points in the game, all of them coming in the first half. Gordon was 8-for-10 from the field in the frame, including 6-for-6 from downtown.
McGee had all 18 of his points in the second half, while Ellis had all 15 of his after the break. McGee finished 7-for-9 from the field with seven rebounds, while Ellis was 6-for-8 with eight assists.
White finished with 10 points, three blocks and three rebounds. The senior went 6-for-9 from the line, his most free throws and attempts during the exhibition season.
After going 1-for-5 in the first half, Crawford went 3-for-4 after the break, and hit back-to-back shots during IU's string of 13 field goals in a row. He had six assists for Indiana, tying his high of the preseason.
Bassett had 15 points in the first half, shooting 5-for-8 and 3-for-5 from 3-point range. Bassett had four steals before the break in his 16 minutes of action.
Eli Holman played the final 10 minutes for the Hoosiers, scoring eight points on 3-for-4 shooting. The freshman also grabbed a pair of offensive boards for IU.
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