Men's Basketball

    Hoosiers Visit NC State for Big Ten/ACC Challenge Wednesday

    Go Hoosiers! Jordan Hulls
    Go Hoosiers!
    Jordan Hulls
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    Nov. 28, 2011

    Indiana Hoosiers (6-0) at NC State Wolfpack (5-1)
     Date Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011
     Time 7:15 p.m. ET
     Location Raleigh, N.C. (RBC Center - 19,700)
     Television ESPN2 (Mike Patrick and Len Elmore)
     Radio IU Radio Network (Affiliates) | Sirius 134/XM 192
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    THE OPENING TIP
    Indiana is in its 112th season of college basketball and will travel to NC State to take on the Wolfpack on Wednesday, Nov. 30, as part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. It will be the second road contest of the season for IU after defeating Evansville, 94-73, on Nov. 16. The Hoosiers started the season 6-0 for the second straight year following a 75-59 victory over the Butler Bulldogs in Assembly Hall to claim the Hoosier Invitational title. Sophomore Will Sheehey was named Tournament MVP and was joined on the all-tournament team by teammates junior Jordan Hulls, sophomore Victor Oladipo and freshman Cody Zeller, along with Butler's Chrishawn Hopkins.

    Including exhibition games, the Hoosiers played eight games in 26 days during the month of November to start the season. Following a pair of home games against Stetson and Kentucky, the Hoosiers will take on Notre Dame at Conseco Fieldhouse on Dec. 17, as part of the Close The Gap Crossroads Classic. Butler will play Purdue in the first game of the day.

    The Hoosiers return 93.3 percent of their scoring with 2,078 of 2,226 points returning.

    THE COACHES
    Indiana named Tom Crean as its 28th men's basketball coach on April 2, 2008, and is in his fourth year with the Hoosiers. He is 224-162 all-time as a head coach and picked up wins over No. 18 Illinois and No. 20 Minnesota last season, his first against ranked opponents at Indiana. He came to Indiana from Marquette where he was 190-96 (66.4) in nine seasons and made five NCAA Tournament appearances, including the 2003 Final Four.

    Mark Gottfried is in his 15th year as a head coach and his first at NC State. He has an overall record of 284-155 with stops at Alabama and Murray State prior to his arrival in Raleigh.

    QUICK HITS
    Before a 16-point victory over Butler, Indiana had won its first five games of the season by a margin of 20 points or more for the first time in program history.

    Indiana has shot 52.2 percent from the field, 43.3 percent from 3-point range and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The Hoosiers are fifth in the nation and lead the Big Ten in field goal shooting.

    Indiana is averaging 23.8 points per game off of turnovers.

    Freshman forward Cody Zeller has twice been named Big Ten Freshman of the Week. He leads the Hoosiers averaging 14.6 points and 7.6 rebounds. He is second in the Big Ten and among the best in the nation in field goal percentage, making 72.5 percent of his field goal attempts.

    Sophomore guard Victor Oladipo is averaging 12.3 points and 5.5 rebounds and is shooting 55.3 percent from the floor. He had 10 points, seven rebounds and two steals in the win over Buter.

    Sophomore Will Sheehey scored a career-high 21 points in the Hoosiers' win against Butler. He is averaging 13.3 points off the bench, which is the highest among Big Ten non-starters.

    Senior guard Verdell Jones III is averaging 9.3 points per game. He is eighth in the league in assists at 4.0 per game.

    Junior Jordan Hulls is averaging 9.7 points and has made 10-of-19 long distance shots and is shooting 41.6 percent from 3-point range during his career. Dating back to last year, he has made 47 straight free throws.

     

     

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