Men's Basketball

    A Rainy Day In Maui

    Go Hoosiers! Indiana Won This Event In Its Last Appearance in Maui in 2002
    Go Hoosiers!
    Indiana Won This Event In Its Last Appearance in Maui in 2002
    Go Hoosiers!

    Nov. 23, 2008


    Kaanapali, Hawaii - The Indiana men's basketball team spent its second full day in Hawaii in preparation for their Monday matchup against nationally ranked Notre Dame.

    Rain fell all day so all outside activities were canceled.

    The Hoosiers had a two hour practice at the Lahaina Civic Center in which the entire team participated in the workout.

    Taking in the practice was ESPN announcers Bill Raftery and Jay Bilas. They will call the Notre Dame game with Sean McDonough on play-by-play and Jimmy Dykes serving as the sideline reporter.

    IU will have another two hour workout on Sunday.

    XBox 360 Players Party

    The players were treated to dinner and an evening of fun at the XBox 360 Players Party.

    Each team selected two players to represent their squad in an NCAA 09 Tournament.

    Freshman Daniel Moore lost a one-point game to Notre Dame's Tory Jackson.

    Junior Devan Dumes defeated Notre Dame's Luke Harangody. Dumes then lost to Saint Joseph's Idris Hilliard.

    Freshman Verdell Jones III was by far the most impressive performer in Dumes' victory making several threes and a thunderous dunk.

    Random Facts

    The official traveling part for the Hoosiers came to Hawaii on two separate flights.

    The team and coaching staff left Indianapolis at 6 a.m., Thursday, and arrived in Maui 16 hours later. The team changed planes in Phoenix.

    The following day support staff, medical staff and managers took the same flights and arrived in Maui two hours earlier.



    National League home run leader Ryan Howard was on the same flight to Maui as the IU party on Friday and posed for a picture with a few of the team managers.

    Texas and Saint Joseph's are staying at the same hotel as Indiana.


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