Hoosiers Take on Savannah State Saturday in Assembly Hall
Nov. 17, 2011
THE OPENING TIP
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.
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 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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