Men's Basketball

    Hoosiers Take on Savannah State Saturday in Assembly Hall

    Go Hoosiers! Victor Oladipo leads the Hoosiers with six dunks in three games.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Victor Oladipo leads the Hoosiers with six dunks in three games.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Nov. 17, 2011

    Savannah State (1-2) at Indiana Hoosiers (3-0)
     Date Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011
     Time 8 p.m. ET
     Location Bloomington, Ind. (Assembly Hall - 17,472)
     Television BTN (Chris Denari and Quinn Buckner)
     Radio IU Radio Network (Affiliates)
    Game Notes Savannah State at IndianaGet Acrobat Reader
    Statistics Indiana | Savannah State
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     Social Media @TomCrean | @IUShanaDan for in-game updates

    Indiana is in its 112th season of college basketball and will host Savannah State in the second game of the Hoosier Invitational. The Hoosiers are 3-0 for the second straight year and are coming off a 94-73 win at Evansville on Wednesday evening. The Tigers are coming off a 73-70 win in overtime over Jacksonville.

    Including exhibition games, this will be the fifth game in 26 days during the month of November to start the season. The Hoosiers will also host Gardner-Webb and Butler in the Hoosier Invitational. The Hoosiers return 93.3 percent of their scoring with 2,078 of 2,226 points returning.

    Indiana named Tom Crean as its 28th men's basketball coach on April 2, 2008, and is in his fourth year with the Hoosiers. Has is 221-162 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.

    Horace Broadnax is entering his seventh season as the head coach at Savannah State and has posted a record of 66-113 with the Tigers. He was the head coach at Bethune-Cookman for five years prior to arriving at Savannah State and was 42-89 there to give him a career coaching record of 108-202.

    Indiana held a 51-27 lead at the half at Evansville on Wednesday, the largest halftime lead in a road game for the Hoosiers since Feb. 5, 2000, when IU led at Northwestern, 48-21. The 94 points scored on the road against Evansville are the most an IU team has scored in a road game since posting 102 on Nov. 26, 2005, at Western Illinois. The 21-point margin of victory over Evansville is IU's largest in a road game since downing Ball State in Muncie by a score of 80-56 on Dec. 31, 2005.

    Indiana has shot 57.1 percent from the field, 47.2 percent from 3-point range and 73.8 percent from the free throw line.

    Senior guard Verdell Jones III is averaging 16.5 points in the last two games after hitting 17 against Evansville. He also had seven assists in that game and tied his career-best by making all four of his 3-point field goal attempts against the Aces.

    Sophomore guard Victor Oladipo was named Big Ten Player of the Week after he averaged 18.5 points and 5.5 rebounds and was the team's top defender. He had a career-high 21 points against Chattanooga and matched his previous career-high with 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting against Stony Brook. Oladipo is the first Hoosier to be honored by the league since D.J. White was named Co-Player of the Week on February 4, 2008.

    Freshman forward Cody Zeller was named Co-Big Ten Freshman of the Week after he averaged 11.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 4.5 steals. He set an IU freshman mark with six steals against Chattanooga. He posted a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds against Stony Brook. He had 14 points and nine rebounds at Evansville. He leads the Big Ten in field goal percentage (81.3), steals (3.3) and is fourth in rebounding (8.0).

    Junior Christian Watford had 15 points and seven rebounds at Evansville and made 5-of-7 shots from the field.

    Junior Jordan Hulls is averaging 16 points in the last two games after he had 14 against Evansville. He has made 8-of-13 long distance shots.

    Sophomore Will Sheehey had 10 points against Evansville, the third straight game he has led the Hoosiers in scoring off the bench.




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