Indiana Opens 1999-2000 Campaign
November 16, 1999
GAME DATA: The Indiana Hoosiers open their 1999-2000 regular season at Texas Tech as the Red Raiders open the new United Spirit Arena (15,000). Game time is 9 p.m. eastern standard time.
TELEVISION: The Texas Tech game will be broadcast nationally by ESPN.
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.
INTERNET RADIO: Every IU game can be heard live on the web at www.athletics.indiana.edu You can find the broadcast by clicking on the 'Broadcast Information' button on the Main Page or on the Men's Basketball home page.
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.
INDIANA 100, ATHLETES IN ACTION 85: Senior Larry Richardson and sophomore Kirk Haston each tallied 16 points to help lead the Hoosiers to a 100-85 exhibition win over Athletes in Action. Indiana outscored AIA 55-46 in the second half, after opening up a 45-39 lead at the intermission. A total of five Indiana players scored in double figures, including three off the bench. Sophomore Dan Fife (11 points) joined Haston as the two starters scoring in double figures. Freshman Kyle Hornsby, sophomore Jarrad Odle and Richardson all come off the bench to account for 13 points apiece.
INDIANA 105, MARATHON OIL 78: Indiana closed out its exhibition season with a 105-78 victory over Marathon Oil. The Hoosiers shot 60 percent from the floor and seven different players scored in double figures. Sophomore Kirk Haston led the Hoosiers with 16 points, while senior Larry Richardson added 14. Senior Lynn Washington and sophomore Dan Fife eached scored 12 points, while senior Michael Lewis tallied 11 and both senior A.J. Guyton and sophomore Jarrad Odle totaled ten. Guyton also led the Hoosiers with eight assists while Odle pulled down a game-high nine rebounds.
SCOUTING THE OPPONENT: Texas Tech will also be opening its 1999-2000 campaign on Friday night. The Red Raiders will have two preseason tuneups prior to facing the Hoosiers. They knocked Arkansas Express 66-51 on November 11 and they will face Global Sports on November 15. Mario Layne led the Red Raiders with 16 points and James Ware and Andy Ellis added 13 apiece against Arkansas Express. Last season Texas Tech posted a 13-17 mark. Nine letterwinners and four starters return from that squad.
SERIES HISTORY: Indiana leads the all-time series 2-0. The two teams have never met in Lubbock as the Hoosiers posted a 74-59 victory in the Indiana Classic in Bloomington in 1985-86 and an 86-69 win in the Hoosier Classic in Indianapolis in 1991-92. The Hoosiers are 57-29 all-time against the Big 12 conference.
SEASON OPENERS: Indiana owns an 80-19 all-time mark in season openers with a 7-10 road record.
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.
GAME TIME NOTE: The Indiana-Notre Dame game, the home opener, on Tuesday, November 30 will be at 7 p.m. The media guide states 8 p.m..
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.
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.
#3 TOM COVERDALE: Tallied three points against Marathon Oilsank a free-throw and dished out three assists against Athletes in Actionscored 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 12 points, dished out four assists and pulled down five rebounds against Marathon Oiltallied 11 points with eight free-throws against Athletes in Actionscored 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: Scored two points against Marathon Oilscored two points against Athletes in Actionpulled 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: Netted 10 points and dished out eight assists in just 15:00 of action against Marathon Oilscored nine points and had four assists against Athletes in Actionscored 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: Led the team in scoring with 16 points and added seven rebounds against Marathon Oilscored a team-high 16 points against Athletes in Actionscored 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 seven points and had four assists against Marathon Oilscored 13 points against Athletes in Actionscored 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 11 points and had four assists against Marathon Oildished out a game-high seven assists and had five points against Athletes in Actionscored 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: Netted eight points and pulled down five rebounds against Marathon Oilscored eight points and added five assists and three steals against Athletes in Actionscored 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 ten points and pulled down a game-high nine reboundsnetted 13 points and added nine rebounds against Athletes in Actionscored 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: Tallied 14 points and pulled down eight rebounds against Marathon Oilscored a team-high 16 points and added a game-high ten rebounds against Athletes in Actionled 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: Scored 12 points against Marathon Oilscored six
points and pulled down five reounds against Athletes in Åctiontallied
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 rebound.
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