Hoosiers head to SIU
November 29, 2001The Road Finally Comes to an End
The Hoosiers have been logging their frequent flyer miles and the road trip finally comes to end on Saturday, December 1 when IU takes on Southern Illinois at 4:05 p.m. (est). 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 took part in the Great Alaska Shootout November 21-24 (three games) and returned home on November 25 arriving home at midnight. Then just two days later it was back on the road and back to North Carolina, this time to face the Tar Heels on November 28.
The six-game road swing covering 14 days will encompassed 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.
The game will be broadcast live on the IU Radio Network.
Inside the Series
Indiana stays on the road and travels to Southern Illinois for a 4:05 (est) contest on Saturday, December 1. IU leads the all-time series 3-0, but has never played at SIU Arena. The two teams met last year and the Hoosiers posted an 85-63 victory. Jared Jeffries scored 21 points while Tom Coverdale had 13 points and 10 assists. Kyle Hornsby added 10 points as the Hoosiers connected on 12 three-pointers in the victory.
Head Coach Mike Davis has developed some depth on his roster in the early going. Nine players are averaging 10+ minutes per game and seven different players (Jeffries, Hornsby, Coverdale, Fife, Odle, Moye, Perry) have played 20+ minutes in a game this season. Five different players have led IU in scoring in its first five games. The only players on the roster not averaging 10+ minutes per game are walk-ons Ryan Tapak and Mark Johnson.
From Down Town
Indiana has hit 40 three-pointers in its last four games. The Hoosiers hit nine, all in the first half, at North Carolina. Indiana connected on 31 three-pointers in the Great Alaska Shootout, including a school-record 16 against Alaska-Anchorage. The Hoosiers connected on 11 shots from behind the arc against Texas, the sixth highest single game mark in IU history. Five of the top six single game totals in school history have come during Head Coach Mike Davis' brief tenure.
Dane Fife has led the way early connecting on 12-of-21 threes in the team's first five games. He had 19 threes for the entire season last year and just 33 for his career heading into the 2001-2002 campaign. Jared Jeffries is 10-of-14 from beyond the arc in the early going. He was 12-of-49 from three last season. A.J. Moye, who hit a career-best four threes at North Carolina already has six threes this season after connecting on four all of the last year. Tom Coverdale, last year's trifecta leader, matches Moye with six threes of his own, including three at North Carolina.
Against the Missouri Valley
Indiana owns a 40-10 all-time mark against Missouri Valley competition.
In the Polls
Date USA Today/ESPN Associated Press
11/26 24th NR
11/19 20th 20th
11/12 20th 22nd
11/5 21st 22nd
Defensive Numbers Not Seen Since 1960
Indiana's defense is close to being in mid-season form already. The Hoosiers have held all five of their opponents to under .406 from the floor this season and four of the five under .400. Teams are shooting just .376 from the floor against Indiana. Defensive numbers like that have not been seen since the 1960-61 season when IU held its opponents to just .375 from the floor. 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.
Hitting Big Shots from the Charity Stripe
Indiana suffered through some free throw shooting woes in the early going last year, but this year is a different story. The Hoosiers were shooting .541 (66-122) from the line after five games last year, this year they have hit .773 (68-88) thus far.
Jared Jeffries has hit .800 (16-20) as compared to .535 (23-43) last season. Jeff Newton has hit .889 (16-18) as compared to .563 (9-16) and Tom Coverdale is a perfect 14-for-14 unlike last year after five games when he was 10-for-16 (.625).
Moye Making the Most of Starts
Sophomore A.J. Moye has made his first two career starts in the Hoosiers' last two games and he is making the most of his time on the floor. He is coming off of a career-high 20-point performance at North Carolina in which he hit four three pointers in a career-high 33 minutes played. He also led the team in rebounding with six board. He made his first career start against Texas and stayed on the floor for a 32 minutes. He scored 10 points to go along with six rebounds and a career-high tying three assists.
Jeffries Showing His Complete Game
Jared Jeffries leads the team in scoring, rebounding and steal and is second in assists.
He has had a pair of double-doubles this year with 13 points and 10 boards against Charlotte and 18 points and 10 rebounds against Alaska-Anchorage. He also dished out a career-high tying five assists against Alaska-Anchorage and led the team with three steals against Marquette. Against Texas he scored 22 points and took his game to the outside connecting a career-best four three pointers while also playing strong inside with eight rebounds. He is also shooting .800 from the free thrown line.
Perry a Nice Addition to the IU Lineup
Freshman Donald Perry took little time to making an impact on the Hoosier roster. Just four games into the season Perry made his first career start against Texas and played 38 minute and earned a second start against North Carolina where he played 21 minutes and scored five points. Against Texas he scored eight points, dished out five assists and pulled down five boards while helping the Hoosiers play a more up-tempo style of basketball. He is averaging 21 minutes per game this year.
Leach Playing His Role
Sophomore George Leach has been a key contributor to the Hoosiers this season. Against North Carolina he scored six of the Hoosiers' first eight second half points and swatted four shots on the night. He now has 20 blocks in five games. Earlier this season at Charlotte he had eight points, seven boards and four blocks. He had a 7-block performance against Texas. This year he has played 71 minutes, an average of 14.2 minute per game. Last year he saw a total of 132 minutes of action on the season.
Coverdale Comes Back to Form
Sophomore Tom Coverdale returned to form against North Carolina as he scored 17 points, including three threes, and pulled down five rebounds in 34 minutes of action. He is a perfect 14-of-14 from the line this season.
10+ for Cove Spells Win
Indiana has won its last eight games when Tom Coverdale scores 10+ points. The last loss came against Illinois at Assembly Hall last season.
Newton Battling Back
Jeff Newton played 21 minutes against North Carolina just four days after suffering a cracked bone in his cheek. He came off the bench to score nine points, pull down four rebounds, dish out a pair of assists and block four shots.
75 Points Means Victory
Indiana has won its last 17 games dating back to the 1999-2000 season when it scores 75+ points. Over that same time span the Hoosiers are 9-18 when scoring less than 75 points.
Controlling the Game
After winning the Charlotte game while holding the lead for just 5:24 of the entire contest, Indiana has been dominating in their last three victories. The Hoosiers have trailed by a combined total of just over five minutes in those three wins. The Hoosiers trailed for just 39 seconds against the Tar Heels.
Three-Pointers Spell Victory
Indiana is 14-1 all-time when either Kyle Hornsby, Tom Coverdale or Jared Jeffries connects on three or more three-pointers in a contest.
Indiana in December
The Hoosiers own an all-time mark of 424-135 (.759) in December with a 100-68 road record in the month.
Indiana's Record When
Category Home Away Overall
Scores 70 or more points 0-0 3-0 3-0
Scores 75 or more points 0-0 3-0 3-0
Scores 80 or more points 0-0 1-0 1-0
Holds opponent to under 70 0-0 3-1 3-1
Holds opponents to under 65 0-0 1-0 1-0
Holds opponents to under 60 0-0 0-1 0-1
Overtime 0-0 0-0 0-0
Outrebounding opponent 0-0 2-1 2-1
Winning the offensive boards 0-0 1-0 1-0
Leading at the half 0-0 3-1 3-1
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 3-0 3-0
Shooting 50% of better 0-0 1-0 1-0
Shooting 45% or better 0-0 1-0 1-0
Holding opponent under 40% 0-0 3-1 3-1
Holding opponent under 45% 0-0 4-1 4-1
Holding opponent under 50% 0-0 4-1 4-1
Committing less turnovers 0-0 2-0 2-0
Making seven or more threes 0-0 3-0 3-0
Margin is less than three points 0-0 0-1 0-1
Margin is less than five points 0-0 1-1 1-1
Margin is less than 10 points 0-0 2-0 2-0
Jared Jeffries scores 10+ 0-0 4-0 4-0
Jeff Newton scores 10+ 0-0 2-1 2-1
Tom Coverdale scores 10+ 0-0 3-0 3-0
Kyle Hornsby scores 10+ 0-0 1-0 1-0
Dane Fife scores 10+ 0-0 2-0 2-0
A.J. Moye scores 10+ 0-0 2-0 2-0
Jared Jeffries scores 20+ 0-0 1-0 1-0
Dane Fife scores 20+ 0-0 1-0 1-0
A.J. Moye scores 20+ 0-0 1-0 1-0
Tom Coverdale has 10+ assists 0-0 1-0 1-0
Jared Jeffries has 10+ rebounds 0-0 2-0 2-0
Jared Jeffries has a double-double 0-0 2-0 2-0
Indiana's bench has scored 99 points this season, an average of nearly 20 per game. The high came against Alaska-Anchorage when the bench scored 36 points.
First half scoring 175 35
First half margin +27 +5.4
First half shooting .437 62-142
Second half scoring 196 39.2
Second half margin +30 +6
Second half shooting .456 62-136
Most Points, half 1st: 44, Alaska-Anchorage
2nd: 57, Alaska-Anchorage
Fewest Points, half 1st: 23, Marquette
2nd: 26, Marquette
Most Pts. Allowed, half 1st: 36, Texas
2nd: 36, North Carolina
Fewest Pts. Allowed,half 1st: 17, Marquette
2nd: 30, Charlotte
Best FG%, half 1st: .567, Alaska-Anchorage
2nd: .595, Alaska-Anchorage
Worst FG%s, half 1st: .333, Charlotte, Marquette
2nd: .308, Texas
Best Defensive FG%,half 1st: .276, Marquette
2nd: .281, Charlotte
Worst Defensive FG%,half 1st: .440, North Carolina
2nd: .452, Marquette
Career Double Digit Scoring
Player No. of 10+ point games IU Record
Jeffries 33 23-10
Coverdale 22 17-5
Newton 20 15-5
Hornsby 14 11-3
Fife 12 8-4
Moye 4 3-1
Odle 1 1-0
Career Double Digit Rebounding
Player No. of 10+ rebound games IU Record
Jeffries 6 5-1
Newton 2 1-1
Hornsby 1 1-0
Climbing the Points Scored List
Four current Hoosiers rank among IU's top 100 all-time scorers.
75. Don Ritter 560 1971-73
76. Gary Long 548 1959-61
77. Peter Obremsky 546 1956-58
78. William Gladness 534 1998-99
Todd Leary 534 1990, 1992-94
80. Jared Jeffries 533
89. Bob Armstrong 483 1947-49
90. Chris Reynolds 480 1990-93
91. Winston Morgan 478 1982-86
92. Dane Fife 466
93. Jack Johnson 461 1965-67
94. Jamal Meeks 445 1989-92
95. Jeff Newton 440
96. Tom Coverdale 430
Coverdale Closing in on Top 20 Assists
Tom Coverdale needs just five more assists to crack IU's top 20 all-time career assist list.
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
Tom Coverdale 193
Fife Stealing a Piece of History
Dane Fife currently ranks seventh on IU's all-time career steals list with 131.
4. Mike Woodson 142 1977-80
5. Isiah Thomas 136 1980-81
6. Chris Reynolds 135 1990-93
7. Dane Fife 132
Damon Bailey 132 1991-94
Newton Swatting Shots
Jeff Newton's 114 career blocked shots ranks 7th on the all-time list.
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 114
Thirty-point games 0
Twenty-point games Jeffries (1), Fife (1), Moye (2)
Double-figure scoring Jeffries (4), Newton (3), Coverdale (3), Fife (2), Moye (2), Hornsby (1),
Double-figure rebounding Jeffries (2)
Double-figure assists Coverdale (1)
Double-doubles Jeffries (2)
Led IU in scoring Jeffries (1), Newton (1), Fife (1), Coverdale (1), Moye (1)
Led IU in rebounding Jeffries (4), Hornsby (1), Odle (1), Moye (1)
Led IU in assists Coverdale (4), Perry (2), Jeffries (1), Newton (1), Fife (1)
Led IU in blocks Leach (4), Newton (2)
Led IU in steals Jeffries (3), Fife (2), Coverdale (1)
Consecutive free throws Coverdale* (14)
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 13 vs. Alaska-Anchorage
Largest halftime lead 10 vs. North Carolina, 10 vs. Alaska-Anchorage
Largest lead at any time 25 vs. Alaska-Anchorage
Largest deficit at any time 12 vs. Charlotte
Largest lead surrendered in a loss 6 vs. Marquette
Largest halftime lead surrendered in a loss 6 vs. Marquette
Updated Player Briefs
#3 - Tom Coverdale
Came off the bench to score 17 points, including three threes, to go along with five rebounds at North Carolina.
Posted a career-high 12 assists against Alaska-Anchorage.
Led the Hoosiers in scoring with 18 and minutes with 35 in the season-opening victory at Charlotte (65-61).
Indiana is 17-5 all-time when he scores in double digits.
Has one career double-double (points-assists). IU is 1-0.
Indiana is 3-0 all-time he dishes our 10+ assists.
Indiana is 14-4 all-time when he dishes out 5+ assists.
Points 30 Notre Dame 15/5/00
Rebounds 9 Southern Illinois 12/2/00
Assists 12 Alaska-Anchorage 11/21/01
Steals 5 Michigan 2/11/01
#11 - Dane Fife
Netted a career-high 20 points on 7-of-9 (6-of-8 from three) against Alaska-Anchorage.
Scored 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting (4-of-5 from three) in just 17 minutes against Texas.
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 8-4 all-time when he scores in double digits.
Indiana is 11-4 all-time when he has 5+ rebounds.
Indiana is 14-2 all-time when he dishes out 5+ assists.
Indiana is 13-5 all-time when he has 3+ steals.
Points 20 Alaska-Anchorage 11/21/01
Rebounds 8 Missouri 12/7/99
Assists 8 Texas 11/24/00
Steals 5 three times 12/21/99
#32 - Kyle Hornsby
Scored 14 points against Alaska-Anchorage with four threes.
Indiana is 11-3 all-time when he scores in double digits.
Indiana is 4-0 all-time when he has 5+ rebounds.
Points 16 Ball State 12/9/00
Rebounds 12 Holy Cross 12/28/99
Assists 5 Wisconsin 2/24/01
#1 - Jared Jeffries
Scored 11 points and pulled down five rebounds at North Carolina
Had a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds and tied a career-high with five assists against Alaska-Anchorage.
Scored 22 points against Texas with a career-best four three-pointers.
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 23-10 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.
Points 26 Michigan 2/11/01
Rebounds 17 Penn State 1/17/01
Assists 5 twice 11/21/01
Blocks 5 Minnesota 1/20/01
#5 - George Leach
Made his first career start against Texas and blocked a career-best seven shots, the fourth most in IU history.
Had four blocks and scored six of the team's first eight second half points at North Carolina.
In the season-opening victory at Charlotte (his hometown) he scored eight points and tied career highs with seven rebounds and four blocks in career-best 18 minutes of action.
Points 9 Temple 11/22/00
Rebounds 7 two times 11/18/01
Blocks 7 Texas 11/21/01
#2 - A.J. Moye
Had a career 20 points, including a career-best four threes, to go along with a team-high six rebounds in 33 minutes of action at North Carolina.
Made his first career start against Texas and scored 10 points and dished out three assists in 32 minutes of action.
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 3-1 all-time when scores in double digits.
Points 20 North Carolina 11/28/01
Rebounds 8 three times 3/15/01
#50 - Jeff Newton
Suffered a cracked right cheek bone against Texas but came back to play four days later at North Carolina and scored nine points and blocked four shots.
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 15-5 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 9-6 all-time when he has 3+ blocks.
Points 17 two times 2/14/01
Rebounds 12 Missouri 12/19/00
Blocks 6 Illinois 2/22/00
#43 - Jarrad Odle
Scored a career-high 14 points against Alaska-Anchorage in 18 minutes of action.
Scored eight points and pulled down five rebounds against Marquette.
Scored seven points and had five boards against Texas in 16 minutes of action.
Points 14 Alaska-Anchorage 11/21/01
Rebounds 9 Buffalo 12/10/99
#12 - Donald Perry
Started and played 21 minutes at North Carolina and has five points.
Made his first career start against Texas and played 38 minutes and scored eight points dished out a team-high five assists and pulled down five boards.
Made his collegiate debut in the season-opening victory at Charlotte. Scored two points and had an assist without a turnover in 20 minutes of action.
Points 8 Texas 11/24/01
Rebounds 5 Texas 11/24/01
Assists 5 Texas 11/24/01
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