Eighth-Ranked Hoosiers Set to Take On UNC Wilmington
Nov. 19, 2007
#8/8 Indiana vs. UNC Wilmington
The Opening Tip
Rounds one and two will be played at Indiana, Xavier, Illinois State and Kent State. The Hoosiers will battle Illinois State on November 23 and then face either Kent State or Xavier on November 24.
UNC Wilmington Coach Benny Moss is in his second year with the Seahawks.
Longwood Postgame Notes
The following are post game notes from #8 Indiana's 100-49 win in the first round of the Chicago Invitational Challenge.
IU Coach Kelvin Sampson registered his 478th career win.
The Hoosiers scored 100 points in a regular season game for the first time since November of 2005 when they had 102 against Western Illinois. IU is 20-1 when scoring 70 or more under Sampson.
Indiana's 58.5% shooting effort was its best effort under Coach Kelvin Sampson in 34 games. IU made 38 of 65 attempts from the floor.
The Hoosiers 61.1% performance from long distance also was the best effort ever for the team under Sampson. IU made 11 of 18 triples.
Indiana's 22 assists is the second most in the last two seasons in a single game. The Hoosiers had 23 last year against Penn State at home.
The Hoosiers had six players in double figures for the first time since January 31, 1998 against Minnesota. Eric Gordon (24), Jordan Crawford (16), Armon Bassett (14), D.J. White (12), Lance Stemler (12) and DeAndre Thomas (10) also scored in double digits. Against the Gophers, A.J. Guyton (23), Luke Recker (13), Andrae Patterson (10), Luke Jimenez (11), William Gladness (11) and Michael Lewis (16) all finished in double figures in that game.
Indiana's 46 rebounds also tied their best mark in the Sampson era. They had 46 against Charlotte last year.
Indiana outscored Longwood, 47-18 in the paint, 18-0 off of turnovers and 15-2 on the run.
Gordon led the team with 21 points and established a new IU standard for a player in his first two games. His 54 points bettered the 52 scored by George McGinnis against Eastern Michigan and Kansas State in December, 1970. Gordon is shooting 58.6% from the field and 63.2% from long distance.
Crawford added 16 points off the bench and made seven of 10 shots. He is averaging 14.5 points in two games as the sixth man.
Bassett continues to be on fire with 14 points in 23 minutes. For the season, he is shooting 75.0% from the floor (12/16) and 70% from long distance (7/10).
White had 12 points in 21 minutes.
Stemler had 12 points off the bench and added four rebounds, three assists and two steals.
Thomas made his first career start and had 10 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals in 15 minutes.
Junior Jamarcus Ellis had nine points, 11 rebounds and five assists.
Freshman Eli Holman had his first career points as a Hoosier with four in 14 minutes. He also had six boards and two blocks.
Freshman Brandon McGee also had his first basket as a Hoosier. he also added four rebounds and three steals.
Junior Kyle Taber had two rebounds and an assist in five minutes.
Senior Adam Ahlfeld made his first appearance of the season.
Freshman Brett Finkelmeier played the first three minutes of his career.
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