Men's Basketball

    Indiana Battles No. 4 Temple

    Go Hoosiers!
    Go Hoosiers!

    Go Hoosiers!
    November 22, 1999

    GAME DATA: The Indiana Hoosiers will battle Temple in the Tip-Off Classic in Springfield, Mass. on Friday, November 26 at 7 p.m.

    TELEVISION: The Temple game will be broadcast nationally by ESPN. Dave Simms will provide the play-by-play and Jay Bilas will serve as the analyst.

    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 http://www.athletics.indiana.edu/varsityclub/broadcast.html.

    INDIANA HEAD COACH BOB KNIGHT... is college basketball's winningest active head coach with 744 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 642-231 (.735). Knight is in his 35th season as a collegiate head coach and has an overall record of 744-281 (.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.

    SCOUTING THE OPPONENT: Temple is ranked fourth in the USA Today/ESPN poll and owns a 1-0 record after defeating Miami 60-47. Anthony Taylor led the Owls with 16 points. Point guard Pepe Sanchez suffered a sprained ankle and is listed as day-to-day. He missed Temple's two exhibition games with the same injury.

    SERIES HISTORY: This is the sixth meeting between these two teams. Indiana took a 3-2 series lead with a 63-62 victory in Bloomington on December 5, 1998. Kirk Haston tallied 12 points and nine rebounds in that victory while A.J. Guyton was held to eight points. The first meeting between the two schools came in 1933-34 with Indiana posting a 43-29 victory. Temple posted a 50-30 win the following season. The series renewed in 1993-94 when the Hoosiers posted a 67-58 win in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Landover, Md Temple evened the series at two with a 59-53 win at home in 1997-98. Indiana is 21-4 all-time against the Atlantic 10.

    INDIANA 68, TEXAS TECH 60: Indiana defeated Texas Tech 68-60 in its season opener. A.J. Guyton led Indiana as he collected 22 points and six rebounds. Lynn Washington recorded a double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds and freshman Jeffrey Newton tallied 11 points and three rebounds. Michael Lewis had six assists to lead all Hoosiers.

    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.

    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.

    AWAY FROM HOME: Indiana plays four of its first five regular season games away from Assembly Hall. 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 and schedule cards state 8 p.m..

    CLOSING IN ON 2,000: A.J. Guyton has 1,552 career points, the 12th highest total in IU history. His 22-point performance against Texas Tech catapulted him past Archie Dees and Randy Witman. Greg Graham ranks 11th on the list with 1,590 points. His three-year total is the seventh highest three-year mark in the program's history. He needs just 448 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 214 of 523 three-point attempts.

    DISHING OUT ASSISTS: Michael Lewis needs 145 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. He opened the season with six against Texas Tech.

    GRABBING THE BOARDS: Lynn Washington pulled down a career-high 13 rebounds in the season opener as he recorded his second career double-double with 11 points. Kirk Haston added 14 rebounds, the second highest total of his career (16).

    FIFE ALL AT ONCE: All eight of Dane Fife's points against Texas Tech came in a span of 49 seconds as he connected on two free-throws, a jumper and two layups.

    HOLDING DOWN THE OPPOSITION: Indiana held Texas Tech to 32.4 (24-74) percent shooting, including 13.3 (2-15) from three-point range.

    SECOND HALF RUN: The Hoosiers opened the second half against Texas Tech with a 16-5 run to turn a 35-35 contest into a 51-40 lead.

    REBOUNDS, REBOUNDS, REBOUNDS: Indiana outrebounded Texas Tech in the season-opener 53-47. Last season's season-high for rebounds as a team was 52. Seventeen of of the 53 rebounds against Texas Tech came on the offensive end.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    CENTURY MARK: 1999-2000 marks the 100th basketball season at Indiana University. The Hoosiers enter the season with a 1453-778 (.651) record and have the 10th most wins amongst Division I schools and the most among Big Ten teams.

    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.

    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.

    PLAYER PROFILES
    #3 TOM COVERDALE: Tallied three points against Marathon Oil...sank a free-throw and dished out three assists against Athletes in Action...scored three points and dished out five assists in the red and white scrimmage...averaged 21 points, 7 assists and 4 steals last year at New Hampton Prep School in New Hampshire.

    #11 DANE FIFE: Tallied eight points, all in 49 seconds, against Texas Tech...scored 12 points, dished out four assists and pulled down five rebounds against Marathon Oil...tallied 11 points with eight free-throws against Athletes in Action...scored 18 points and had seven rebounds in the red and white scrimmage...good defender who is usually one of the first players off the bench...tough, hard-nosed player.

    #53 TOM GEYER: Scored two points against Marathon Oil...scored two points against Athletes in Action...pulled down four rebounds and scored two points in the red and white scrimmage...a walk-on to the program...appeared in nine games and scored nine points last season.

    #25 A.J. GUYTON: Scored 20-plus points for the 26th time in his career with a team-high 22 points against Texas Tech...added six rebounds and two blocks against Texas Tech...netted 10 points and dished out eight assists in just 15:00 of action against Marathon Oil...scored nine points and had four assists against Athletes in Action...scored seven points and had three assists in the red and white scrimmage...three-year total of 1,530 points which is the seventh best freshman, sophomore and junior year scoring total in school history...that point total is 14th on Indiana's all-time list...needs 470 points to become just the fifth player in school history to reach the 2,000-point plateau...enters season as Indiana's all-time leader in 3-point field goals made (211) and attempted (512).

    #35 KIRK HASTON: Was held scoreless against Texas Tech, but pulled down a game-high 14 rebounds...led the team in scoring with 16 points and added seven rebounds against Marathon Oil...scored a team-high 16 points against Athletes in Action...scored 27 points and hauled down 12 rebounds in the red and white scrimmage...suffered 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 injury...only 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 Oil...scored 13 points against Athletes in Action...scored six points and had three assists in the red and white scrimmage...missed the entire season last year after undergoing surgery on his right knee before the season started...was able to resume practicing over the last few weeks of the year.

    #12 LUKE JIMENEZ: Scored four points, all from the line against Texas Tech...allied nine points in the red and white scrimmage...excellent 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: Dished out a team-high six assists without a turnover and added six points against Texas Tech...scored 11 points and had four assists against Marathon Oil...dished out a game-high seven assists and had five points against Athletes in Action...scored 13 points and handed out five assists in the red and white scrimmage...enters the season with 392 career assists which is fifth on Indiana's all-time list...needs 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 year...needs just four more points to surpass last year's career best total of 197...has 383 career assists which is seventh on Indiana's all-time list (Steve Alford is sixth with 385).

    #50 JEFFREY NEWTON: Scored the first bucket of the season for the Hoosiers and finished with 11 points against Texas Tech...netted eight points and pulled down five rebounds against Marathon Oil...scored eight points and added five assists and three steals against Athletes in Action...scored 16 points and pulled down seven rebounds in the red and white scrimmage...selected 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 two points against Texas Tech...scored ten points and pulled down a game-high nine rebounds...netted 13 points and added nine rebounds against Athletes in Action...scored 16 points and had seven rebounds and four assists in the red and white scrimmage...solid reserve player in his freshman season...good competitor with good hands who is not afraid to shoot...possesses a good mid-range jump shot or can put the ball on the floor.

    #33 LARRY RICHARDSON: Netted a pair of points against Texas Tech...tallied 14 points and pulled down eight rebounds against Marathon Oil...scored a team-high 16 points and added a game-high ten rebounds against Athletes in Action...led all scorers in the red and white scrimmage with 28 points and led all players with 13 rebounds in the red and white scrimmage...played the best basketball of his career at the end of the 1999 season...good shot-blocker.

    #44 LYNN WASHINGTON: Had has second career double-double against Texas Tech with 11 points and a career-high 13 rebounds...the 11 points has one shy of a career mark...cored 12 points against Marathon Oil...scored six points and pulled down five rebounds against Athletes in Åction...tallied 25 points and four rebounds in the red and white scrimmage...only 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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