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    Hoosiers Travel to Great Alaska Shootout

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    November 19, 2001

    Hoosiers Shoot it Out in Alaska
    Indiana will compete in the Great Alaska Shootout for the second time in the school's history. The Hoosiers last appeared in the shootout in 1995 beating Alaska-Anchorage before falling to Duke and Connecticut.
    Indiana opens the 2001 shootout against Division II Alaska-Anchorage on Wednesday, November 21 at 11:30 p.m. est.

    On Television
    The Hoosiers will make their television debut with the opening of the Great Alaska Shootout. IU faces Alaska-Anchorage on Wednesday, November 21 at 11:30 p.m. est (ESPN2). The Hoosiers will face either Marquette or Tennessee on Friday at 12:30 a.m.est (Saturday morning) (ESPN) if they win or on Friday at 4:00 p.m. est (no TV) if they lose. The Hoosiers could face the likes of Oregon State, Texas, St. John's or Gonzaga on Saturday. Game times (all est) on Saturday include; 4:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m. and midnight. The lone game to be televised on Saturday will be the championship game on ESPN at midnight.
    Indiana owns an all-time mark of 444-170 in televised games including a 5-2 mark on ESPN2 and a 66-25 record on ESPN.

    On the Radio/iuhoosiers.com
    The game can be heard live on the IU Radio Network with the pregame show beginning on hour prior to the tip. The network features nearly 50 different radio stations throughout Indiana. Fans can listen to the game live on-line at iuhoosiers.com.

    Against the Field
    Indiana owns an all-time mark of 23-10 against the the seven other teams in the Great Alaska Shootout. Here is a look at how IU has fared against the competition.
    Alaska-Anchorage-Indiana owns a 1-0 mark with an 84-79 victory coming in 1995.
    Marquette-Indiana owns a 7-1 mark and has won the last five meetings. The last time they met came in 1985 when the Hoosiers posted a 94-82 victory.
    Tennessee-Indiana owns a 4-0 mark with their last meeting coming in 1985 (IU 74-67).
    Gonzaga-Have never met.
    Oregon State-Indiana owns a 7-6 mark with their last meeting coming in 1975 (IU 81-71).
    St. John's-Indiana owns a 4-2 mark. St. John's won the last meeting in the 1999 NCAA Tournament, 86-61. Indiana's last win came in 1993 (105-80).
    Texas-Texas leads the series 1-0 after a 70-58 victory in last year's Preseason NIT.

    Third Trip to Alaska
    This is Indiana's third trip to the state of Alaska for a preseason tournament. The previous trip came in 1995 as part of the Great Alaska Shootout while the first trip was back in 1978 as the Hoosiers competed in the Seawolf Classic. Indiana owns a 2-4 mark in such tournaments.
    1995-Great Alaska Shootout
    Defeated Alaska-Anchorage 84-79
    Lost to Duke 70-64
    Lost to Connecticut 86-52
    1978-Seawolf Classic
    Lost to Pepperdine 59-58
    Lost to Texas A&M 54-49
    Defeated Penn State 86-65

    History in Preseason Tournaments
    Indiana owns an all-time mark of 19-12 in preseason tournaments.
    Preseason NIT 1-2
    Maui Invitational 5-4
    Great Alaska Shootout 1-2
    Seawolf Classic 1-2
    Total 19-12

    A Rare Occurrence
    It is rare for Indiana to open its season with back-to-back true road games (playing on the opponent's home court). This season marks the first time since 1918 that a Hoosier team opened the season with back-to-back road games.

    In the Polls
    Indiana is ranked in both major national polls. The Hoosiers moved up a spot this week in the the USA Today/ESPN Coaches poll and now sits 20th. The Hoosiers are ranked 22nd by the Associated Press.
    Date USA Today/ESPN Associated Press
    11/19 20th Not available at press time
    11/12 20th 22nd
    11/5 21st 22nd
    The preseason No. 22 ranking in the Associated Press poll is Indiana's top AP preseason ranking since 1998 when the Hoosiers were ranked 22nd.

    Who Has Seen These Teams
    No one on the Hoosier roster has ever faced Alaska-Anchorage, Marquette, Tennessee, Gonzaga or Oregon State.
    Seven players faced Texas last year including; Tom Coverdale (3 points), Dane Fife (5), Jared Jeffries (13), George Leach (1), A.J. Moye (0), Jeff Newton (5), Jarrad Odle (6).
    Fife (0) and Odle (9) faced St. John's in the 1999 NCAA Tournament game.

    A Furious Second Half Run
    Indiana trailed by as many as 12 points in the second half (15:50) but outscored Charlotte 35-19 to close out the game and post a 65-6-1 victory.

    Having the Lead When it Counts
    Indiana led for a total of 5:25 against Charlotte including for the game's last 3:25. The Hoosiers scored the game's first bucket and did not regain the lead until 6:09 remained in the contest.

    Second Half Defense
    The Hoosiers tighten the screws in the second half against Charlotte as they held the 49ers to just .281 from the floor in the final 20:00 minutes allowing just nine field goals. In the process the Hoosiers outscored the 49ers 40-30 Charlotte hit .406 of its shots in the first half to take a five-point lead at the break.

    Leach Shines at Home
    George Leach returned home to face Charlotte and had his best game as a Hoosier. He scored eight points, pulled down seven boards and blocked four huge shots in a career-best 18 minutes of action. The rebounds and blocks both tied career highs and his eight points fell just one point shy of his top game.

    Indiana's Record When
    Category Home Away Overall
    Scores 70 or more points 0-0 0-0 0-0
    Scores 75 or more points 0-0 0-0 0-0
    Scores 80 or more points 0-0 0-0 0-0
    Holds opponent to under 70 0-0 1-0 1-0
    Holds opponents to under 65 0-0 1-0 1-0
    Holds opponents to under 60 0-0 0-0 0-0
    Overtime 0-0 0-0 0-0
    Outrebounding opponent 0-0 0-0 0-0
    Winning the offensive boards 0-0 0-0 0-0
    Leading at the half 0-0 0-0 0-0
    Tied at the half 0-0 0-0 0-0
    Trailing at the half 0-0 1-0 1-0
    Leading/tied with 5:00 left 0-0 0-0 0-0
    Shooting 50% of better 0-0 0-0 0-0
    Shooting 45% or better 0-0 0-0 0-0
    Holding opponent under 45% 0-0 0-0 0-0
    Holding opponent under 50% 0-0 0-0 0-0
    Committing less turnovers 0-0 1-0 1-0
    Making seven or more threes 0-0 0-0 0-0
    Margin is less than three points 0-0 0-0 0-0
    Margin is less than five points 0-0 1-0 1-0
    Margin is less than 10 points 0-0 0-0 0-0
    Jared Jeffries scores 10+ 0-0 1-0 1-0
    Jeff Newton scores 10+ 0-0 1-0 1-0
    Tom Coverdale scores 10+ 0-0 1-0 1-0
    Jared Jeffries has 10+ rebounds 0-0 1-0 1-0
    Jared Jeffries has a double-double 0-0 1-0 1-0

    2nd Half Shots Improve
    Indiana connected on just .333 from the floor in the first half against Charlotte scoring just nine baskets but came back in the second stanza to shoot .458 from the field scoring 40 points as compared to just 25 in the first half.

    Comparing Halves
    First half scoring 25 25.0
    First half margin -6 -6
    First half shooting .333 9-27
    Second half scoring 40 40.0
    Second half margin +10 +10
    Second half shooting .458 11-24
    Most Points, half 1st: 25, Charlotte
    2nd: 40, Charlotte
    Fewest Points, half 1st: 25, Charlotte
    2nd: 40, Charlotte
    Most Pts. Allowed, half 1st: 31, Charlotte
    2nd: 30, Charlotte
    Fewest Pts. Allowed,half 1st: 31, Charlotte
    2nd: 30, Charlotte
    Best FG%, half 1st: .333, Charlotte
    2nd: .458, Charlotte
    Worst FG%s, half 1st: .333, Charlotte
    2nd: .458, Charlotte
    Best Defensive FG%,half 1st: .406, Charlotte
    2nd: .281, Charlotte
    Worst Defensive FG%,half 1st: .406, Charlotte
    2nd: .281, Charlotte
    Most Threes, half 1st: 2, Charlotte
    2nd: 3, Charlotte
    Most Rebounds, half 1st: 16, Charlotte
    2nd: 22, Charlotte
    Most Assists, half 1st: 5, Charlotte
    2nd: 5, Charlotte
    Most Steals, half 1st: 1, Charlotte
    2nd: 4, Charlotte
    Most Blocks, half 1st: 1, Charlotte
    2nd: 5, Charlotte

    Indiana Runs
    Indiana went on an 8-0 run against Charlotte with 8:38 remaining to turn a five-point deficit (46-51) into a three-point lead (54-51) 2:29 later. Moye scored all four of his points during the run.

    Three-Pointers Spell Victory
    Indiana is 11-1 all-time when either Kyle Hornsby, Tom Coverdale or Jared Jeffries connects on three or more three-pointers in a contest.
    Scoring in the Last Five Minutes
    Indiana has outscored the opposition 11-6 in the last 5:00 of action this season.
    Jared Jeffries 4 pts
    Tom Coverdale 4 pts
    George Leach 3 pts

    Hitting Free Throws When They Count
    Indiana is 5-of-6 from the free throw line in the last 5:00 of games this season. Hoosiers free throw shooting when the game is on the line in the last 5:00:
    Tom Coverdale 2-2 1.000
    Jared Jeffries 2-2 1.000
    George Leach 1-2 .500

    Jeffries Double Digits
    Jared Jeffries has now scored in double digits in 16 of his last 17 regular season games including a 13-point, 11-rebound performance at Charlotte. The double-double has the fifth of his career and just his second on the road.

    Road Warriors
    The Hoosiers open the regular season they will be logging their frequent flyer miles. Indiana opened the 2001-2002 campaign on November 18 at Charlotte. The Hoosiers returned home following the game and promptly departed for Alaska on Tuesday, November 20. They will take part in the Great Alaska Shootout November 21-24 (three games) and return home on November 25. Then just two days later it is back on the road and back to North Carolina, this time to face the Tar Heels on November 28. The road swing finally comes to an end with game number six on December 1 at Southern Illinois.
    The six-game road swing covering 14 days will encompass over 8,600 miles.
    The last time the Hoosiers opened a season with six in a row on the road came in 1994-95. Indiana traveled to the Maui Classic, Notre Dame, faced Evansville in Indianapolis and Kentucky in Louisville before opening their home season on December 9. They posted a 2-4 mark and finished the season with a 19-12 overall mark and an 11-7 record in conference play, good for third place in the Big Ten standings.

    75 Points Means Victory
    Indiana has won its last 14 games dating back to the 1999-2000 season when it scores 75+ points. Over that same time span the Hoosiers are 9-17 when scoring less than 75 points.

    Career Double Digit Scoring
    Player No. of 10+ point games IU Record
    Jeffries 30 20-10
    Coverdale 20 15-5
    Newton 18 14-4
    Hornsby 13 10-3
    Fife 10 6-4
    Moye 2 1-1

    Career Double Digit Rebounding
    Player No. of 10+ rebound games IU Record
    Jeffries 5 4-1
    Newton 2 1-1
    Hornsby 1 1-0

    Looking for 10+ from Newton/Coverdale
    Indiana won all six games in which Jeff Newton scored in double digits last year and won at Charlotte to open the season making it seven in a row when Newton scores 10+ points. The Hoosiers have also won the last six games in which Tom Coverdale has scored in double digits.

    Defending Big Ten Defensive Crown
    Last year Indiana set a Big Ten Conference record for field goal percentage defense as the Hoosiers held league foes to just .382 from the floor.

    Indiana in November
    The Hoosiers own an all-time mark of 50-20 in November with a 7-5 road record in the month.

    Home vs. Away from Home
    Category At Assembly Hall On the Road
    Scoring 65 (65.0)
    Shooting .392
    3-Pt. FG% .357
    FT Shooting .741
    Opp. Scoring 61 (61.0)
    Opp. FG% .344
    Opp. 3-Pt FG % .391
    Comparing Wins and Losses
    Category In Wins In Losses
    Scoring 65 (65.0)
    Shooting .392
    3-Pt. FG% .357
    FT Shooting .741
    Opp. Scoring 61 (61.0)
    Opp. FG% .344
    Opp. 3-Pt FG % .391

    Bench Scoring
    Indiana's bench scored 14 points at Charlotte led by George Leach's eight. The bench provided a spark on the boards pulling down 11 of the team's 38 rebounds.
    Climbing the Points Scored List
    Three current Hoosiers rank among IU's top 100 all-time scorers.
    87. Charles Hall 501 1960-62
    88. Bob Armstrong 483 1947-49
    89. Chris Reynolds 480 1990-93
    90. Winston Morgan 478 1982-86
    91. Jared Jeffries 473
    92. Jack Johnson 461 1965-67
    93. Jamal Meeks 445 1989-92
    94. Max Walker 424 1964-66
    95. Jim Wisman 420 1975-78
    96. Dane Fife 418
    97. Albert Kravolansky 415 1945-47
    98. Larry Richardson 411 1997-99
    99. Jeff Newton 410
    100. William Johnson 397 1937-39
    Closing In
    Tom Coverdale 391
    Kyle Hornsby 286

    Coverdale Closing in on Top 20 Assists
    Tom Coverdale needs just 24 more assists to crack IU's top 20 all-time career assist list. His current career pace would have him with 333 assists at the end of this season which would rank 12th. At this same pace he would conclude his career with 496 assists which would rank third behind Quinn Buckner (542) and Michael Lewis (545).
    15. Lyndon Jones 306 1988-91
    16. Greg Graham 304 1990-93
    17. Neil Reed 285 1995-97
    18. Calbert Cheaney 227 1990-93
    19. Mike Woodson 220 1997-98
    20. Keith Smart 198 1987-88
    Closing In
    Tom Coverdale 174

    Newton Swatting Shots
    Jeff Newton's 105 career blocked shots ranks 7th on the all-time list. His current career pace would have him finishing second on the all-time list just three blocks behind Alan Henderson (213).
    1. Alan Henderson 213 1992-95
    2. Uwe Blab 196 1982-85
    3. Dean Garrett 192 1987-88
    4. Ray Tolbert 152 1978-81
    5. Eric Anderson 137 1989-92
    6. Andre Patterson 127 1989-92
    7. Jeff Newton 105

    Fife Stealing a Piece of History
    Dane Fife currently ranks eighth on IU's all-time career steals list with 127. His current career pace would place him second all-time just seven steals behind Steve Alford (178)
    1. Steve Alford 178 1984-87
    2. Greg Graham 151 1990-93
    3. Alan Henderson 148 1992-95
    4. Mike Woodson 142 1977-80
    5. Isiah Thomas 136 1980-81
    6. Chris Reynolds 135 1990-93
    7. Damon Bailey 132 1991-94
    8. Dane Fife 129

    Updated Player Briefs
    #3 - Tom Coverdale
    - Led the Hoosiers in scoring with 18 and minutes with 35 in the season-opening victory at Charlotte (65-61).
    - Indiana is 15-5 all-time when he scores in double digits.
    - Has one career double-double (points-assists). IU is 1-0.
    - Indiana is 2-0 all-time he dishes our 10+ assists.
    - Indiana is 13-4 all-time when he dishes out 5+ assists.
    Career Highs
    Points 30 Notre Dame 15/5/00
    Rebounds 9 Southern Illinois 12/2/00
    Assists 10 two times 12/9/00
    Steals 5 Michigan 2/11/01

    #11 - Dane Fife
    - Played 32 minutes against Charlotte and helped shut down All-Conference USA player Jobey Thomas holding him to 5-of-14 from the field.
    - Indiana is 6-4 all-time when he scores in double digits.
    - Indiana is 10-4 all-time when he has 5+ rebounds.
    - Indiana is 13-2 all-time when he dishes out 5+ assists.
    - Indiana is 13-5 all-time when he has 3+ steals.
    Career Highs
    Points 15 Penn State 2/3/01
    Rebounds 8 Missouri 12/7/99
    Assists 8 Texas 11/24/00
    Steals 5 three times 12/21/99

    #32 - Kyle Hornsby
    - Played 17 minutes against Charlotte and scored five points.
    - Indiana is 10-3 all-time when he scores in double digits.
    - Indiana is 3-0 all-time when he has 5+ rebounds.
    Career Highs
    Points 16 Ball State 12/9/00
    Rebounds 12 Holy Cross 12/28/99
    Assists 5 Wisconsin 2/24/01

    #1 - Jared Jeffries
    - Recorded a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds in 33 minutes of action in the season-opening victory at Charlotte (65-61).
    - Indiana is 20-10 all-time when he scores in double digits.
    - Indiana is 4-1 all-time when he has 10+ rebounds.
    - Indiana is 2-0 all-time he scores 20+ points.
    - Has five career double-doubles (points-rebounds). IU is 4-1.
    Career Highs
    Points 26 Michigan 2/11/01
    Rebounds 17 Penn State 1/17/01
    Assists 5 Penn State 1/17/01
    Blocks 5 Minnesota 1/20/01

    #5 - George Leach
    - Had his finest game as a Hoosier in the season-opening victory at Charlotte (his hometown). Scored eight points and tied career highs with seven rebounds and four blocks in career-best 18 minutes of action.
    Career Highs
    Points 9 Temple 11/22/00
    Rebounds 7 two times 11/18/01
    Blocks 4 two times 11/18/01

    #2 - A.J. Moye
    - Provided a key lift off of the bench in the season-opening victory at Charlotte (65-61) scoring four points and pulling down three boards in 17 minutes of action. Scored all four points during an 8-0 run when IU turned a five-point deficit into a three-point lead late in the game.
    - Indiana is 1-1 all-time when scores in double digits.
    Career Highs
    Points 12 Kent State 3/15/01
    Rebounds 8 three times 3/15/01

    #50 - Jeff Newton
    - Scored 12 points shooting 4-of-8 from the floor and pulled down seven rebounds in the season-opening victory at Charlotte (65-61).
    - Indiana is 14-4 all-time when he scores in double digits.
    - Indiana is 1-1 all-time when he has 10+ rebounds.
    - Has one career double-double (points-rebounds). IU is 1-0.
    - Indiana is 8-6 all-time when he has 3+ blocks.
    Career Highs
    Points 17 two times 2/14/01
    Rebounds 12 Missouri 12/19/00
    Blocks 6 Illinois 2/22/00

    #43 - Jarrad Odle
    - Played 4 minutes against Charlotte.
    Career Highs
    Points 9 two times 3/13/99
    Rebounds 9 Buffalo 12/10/99

    #12 - Donald Perry
    - Made his collegiate debut in the season-opening victory at Charlotte (65-61). Scored two points and had an assist without a turnover in 20 minutes of action.
    Career Highs
    Points 2 Charlotte 11/18/01
    Rebounds 1 Charlotte 11/18/01
    Assists 1 Charlotte 11/18/01

    #33 - Mike Roberts
    -Suffered a chipped bone in his right ankle on October 31 and is expected to be out until early December.
    Career Highs
    Points 4 two times 2/14/01
    Rebounds 4 two times 12/8/00

    Miscellaneous Stats
    Individual
    Charges Taken 0
    Thirty-point games 0
    Twenty-point games 0
    Double-figure scoring Jeffries (1), Coverdale (1), Newton (1)
    Double-figure rebounding Jeffries (1)
    Double-figure assists 0
    Double-doubles Jeffries (1)
    Led IU in scoring Coverdale (1)
    Led IU in rebounding Jeffries (1)
    Led IU in assists Coverdale (1)
    Led IU in blocks Leach (1)
    Led IU in steals Fife (1)
    Consecutive free throws Newton* (4), Coverdale* (4)
    Most consecutive points scored Newton (6)
    * Current
    Team
    Largest deficit overcome to win 12 vs. Charlotte
    Largest halftime deficit overcome to win 5 vs. Charlotte
    Largest second half deficit overcome to win 12 vs. Charlotte
    Largest first half lead 2 vs. Charlotte
    Largest halftime lead NA
    Largest lead at any time 5 vs. Charlotte
    Largest deficit at any time 12 vs. Charlotte
    Largest lead surrendered in a loss NA
    Largest halftime lead surrendered in a loss NA
    Largest lead in final 5:00 in a loss NA
    Consecutive free throws 5 vs. Charlotte, 4 current
    Most consecutive points scored 8 vs. Charlotte (score went from 46-51 at 8:38 to 54-51 at 6:09)

    Indiana 98, Nike Elite 76
    Indiana closed out its exhibition season with a 98-76 victory over Nike Elite. All five Indiana starters scored in double digits led by Tom Coverdale's 18 points. Dane Fife chipped in 15 points (his career-high is 15 points) while Jeff Newton added 14. Jared Jeffries tallied 13 points and Kyle Hornsby hit for 12.

    Indiana 105, Athletes in Action 59
    Indiana opened its exhibition season with a convincing 105-59 victory over Athletes in Action. Jared Jeffries led the way for the Hoosiers as he tallied 23 points and eight rebounds. A total of five Indiana players scored in double figures including Jeff Newton (17 points, 8 rebounds), Jarrad Odle (16 points, 6 rebounds), Kyle Hornsby (14 points) and Donald Perry (10 points).

    Draining the Three
    Indiana hit 13 three-pointers against Nike Elite and 11 against Athletes in Action. The Hoosiers shot .585 (24-of- 41) from behind the arc in exhibition play. The 13 three-pointers would have ranked third on the IU single game record list while the 11 would sit in fifth.

     

     

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