Men's Basketball

    Hoosiers Host Notre Dame In Home Opener

    Go Hoosiers!
    Go Hoosiers!

    Go Hoosiers!
    November 29, 1999

    GAME DATA: The Indiana Hoosiers will battle Notre Dame in their home-opener on Tuesday, November 30 at 7 p.m.

    GAME TIME NOTE: The start time for the Notre Dame is 7 p.m. The media guide and schedule cards have the game scheduled at 8 p.m. which is incorrect.

    TELEVISION: The game will be broadcast nationally by ESPN-Plus (WTTV). John Laskowski and Ted Kitchel will provide the play-by-play.

    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 www.athletics.indiana.edu.

    INDIANA HEAD COACH BOB KNIGHT is college basketball's winningest active head coach with 745 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 643-231 (.736). Knight is in his 35th season as a collegiate head coach and has an overall record of 745-281 (.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.

    NATIONAL POLLS: The Hoosiers are ranked 23rd in this week's AP poll and 24th in this week's USA Today/ESPN poll.

    SCOUTING THE IRISH: Notre Dame is 3-2 this season after a fourth-place finish in the Preseason NIT. The Irish knocked off Ohio State (59-57), Siena (107-96) and St. Francis (73-60) to open the year. They suffered back-to-back loses last weekend as they fell to Arizona (76-60) in the NIT semifinals and Maryland (72-67) in the consolation game. Troy Murphy leads the team in scoring with 26.8 points per game while also pulling down 10.4 boards per outing.

    SERIES HISTORY: Indiana owns a 43-19 lead in the all-time series with the Irish and has a 17-7 edge at Assembly Hall. The Hoosiers have won the last four meetings and last lost on November 29, 1994, 80-79 in overtime. Prior to the that, Indiana had won five straight dating back to 1989. The Hoosiers own an 8-1 mark against the Irish in the 90's. A.J. Guyton has had success in his career against Notre Dame as he he is averaging 17.3 points in three meetings. Last year Guyton had 17 points in a 76-72 win for the Hoosiers. Dane Fife added 13 points on a perfect 4-4 shooting performance, including 2-2 from three-point range. Indiana owns a 60-36 record against Big East competition.

    INDIANA 67, TEMPLE 59: Indiana knocked off No. 4 Temple as A.J. Guyton tallied 22 points and Kirk Haston added 20 points and nine rebounds. Luke Jimenez scored eight points and dished out six assists in his first start of the season and Michael Lewis came off the bench to score six points, pull down six rebounds and hand out four assists.

    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.

    MOVING UP THE LADDER: With one more victory Bob Knight will tie the legendary Phog Allen for sixth on the all-time win list for coaches with a minimum of 10 years Division I experience. Ed Diddle ranks fifth with 759 victories. Dean Smith is the all-time leader with 879 wins.

    HOME OPENERS: Indiana owns an 86-13 record in home openers. The Hoosiers have won their last 14 home openers. Their last home opener loss came in the 1984-85 season (Louisville 75-64). During the 14-year run three victories came against Notre Dame.

    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.

    3-0 START: The Hoosiers are looking for their second straight 3-0 start. Indiana has gotten off to a 3-0 start three times in the 90's (1998-99, 1996-97, 1992-93).

    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. Indiana held a one-point lead at the intermission. The Hoosiers outscored Temple 34-27 in the second 20:00 after taking a one-point lead into the lockerroom.

    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. The Hoosiers outrebounded Temple 42-29.

    VS. RANKED TEAMS: Indiana is 1-0 against ranked teams this season. The Hoosiers defeated Temple (No. 4) 67-59.

    CLOSING IN ON 2,000: A.J. Guyton has 1,574 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 and Scott May is 10th with 1,593 points. His three-year total is the seventh highest three-year mark in the program's history. He needs just 426 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 220 of 533 three-point attempts.

    DISHING OUT ASSISTS: Michael Lewis needs 141 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 and had four against Temple.

    LEADING THE PACK: A.J. Guyton is leading the Hoosiers in scoring with back-to-back 22-point performances against Texas Tech and Temple. It marked the 26th and 27th time that he has scored 20 or more points in a game. Kirk Haston leads the team in rebounding with with 11.5 boards per game and ranks second on the team in scoring with 11.0 points per outing.

    BALL CONTROL: Michael Lewis has handed out 10 assists this season while committing just two turnovers. Luke Jimenez has dished out eight assists this season and has just two turnovers.

    FIFE FROM THE FLOOR AND ON THE FLOOR: Dane Fife has connected on five of his eight shots this season (.625). He also leads the team with five steals (2.5).

    PERFECTION FROM THE LINE: Two Hoosiers are still perfect from the charity line. Dane Fife and Michael Lewis are both 2-2 from the stripe.

    30:00 MEN: A.J. Guyton (32.5) and Kirk Haston (30.5) are both averaging over 30:00 of play per game.

    HOLDING DOWN THE OPPOSITION: Indiana is holding its opponents to 33.8 percent shooting from the floor.

    POINTS FOR ALL: Every Hoosier that has played this season has tallied at least two points. Ten different players contributed in the victory over Temple. Tom Geyer and Tom Coverdale are the only two Hoosiers that have not played this season.

    STARTERS: The Hoosiers have used two different starting lineups this season. A total of seven different players have started at least one game. Guyton, Fife, Haston, Newton, Washington (1-0). Guyton, Jimenez, Haston, Richardson, Fife (1-0).

    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. The Hoosiers then return home for the Indiana Classic December 10-11.

    CLASS OF 2004: Jared Jeffries (6'10", F, Bloomington, Indiana/North), AJ Moye (6'4", G, Atlanta, Georgia/Westlake), Andre Owens (6'3", G, Indianapolis, Indiana/Perry Meridian) and Mike Roberts (6'9", F, Eugene, Oregon/South Eugene) make up the the class of 2004 for the Indiana Hoosiers. Jeffries averaged 23.5 ppg, 10.2 rpg, 3.1 bpg, 3.0 apg, 2.0 spg and shot 52.2 percent from the floor and 83.4 from the free throw line in his junior year. Moye averaged 23.0 ppg, 12.0 rpg and 5.0 apg in his junior season. Owens averaged 14.0 ppg, 7 rpg, 4 apg and shot 75 percent from the free-throw line in his junior year. Roberts averaged 13.0 ppg, 7 rpg and 4 bpg in his final season at South Eugene. He is currently enrolled at New Hampton prep school.

    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.

     

    PLAYER PROFILES

    #3 TOM COVERDALE: Tallied three points against Marathon Oilsank a free-throw and dished out three assists against Athletes in Actionscored three points and dished out five assists in the red and white scrimmage.

    #11 DANE FIFE: Scored five points and had four rebounds against Templetallied eight points, all in 49 seconds, against Texas Techscored 12 points, dished out four assists, had three steals and pulled down five rebounds against Marathon Oiltallied 11 points with eight free-throws against Athletes in Actionscored 18 points and had seven rebounds in the red and white scrimmage.

    #53 TOM GEYER: Scored two points against Marathon Oilscored two points against Athletes in Actionpulled down four rebounds and scored two points in the red and white scrimmagea walk-on to the program.

    #25 A.J. GUYTON: Scored a team-high 22 points with six of his eight buckets coming from behind the arc against Templescored a team-high 22 points against Texas Techadded six rebounds and two blocks against Texas Technetted 10 points and dished out eight assists in just 15:00 of action against Marathon Oilscored nine points and had four assists against Athletes in Actionscored seven points and had three assists in the red and white scrimmage.

    #35 KIRK HASTON: Played all 40:00 against Temple and tallied 20 points and pulled down a game-high nine reboundswas held scoreless against Texas Tech, but pulled down a game-high 14 reboundsled the team in scoring with 16 points and added seven rebounds against Marathon Oilscored a team-high 16 points against Athletes in Actionscored 27 points and hauled down 12 rebounds in the red and white scrimmage.

    #32 KYLE HORNSBY: Scored his first two career points against Templescored seven points and had four assists against Marathon Oilscored 13 points against Athletes in Actionscored six points and had three assists in the red and white scrimmage.

    #12 LUKE JIMENEZ: Got his first start of the season against Temple and scored eight points and dished out six assists while also tallying three stealsscored four points, all from the line against Texas Techtallied nine points in the red and white scrimmage.

    #24 MICHAEL LEWIS: Scored six points, had six rebounds and dished out four assists against Templedished out a team-high six assists without a turnover and added six points against Texas Techscored 11 points and had four assists against Marathon Oildished out a game-high seven assists and had five points against Athletes in Actionscored 13 points and handed out five assists in the red and white scrimmage.

    #50 JEFFREY NEWTON: Pulled down three rebounds and had two blocks against Templescored the first bucket of the season for the Hoosiers and finished with 11 points against Texas Technetted eight points and pulled down five rebounds against Marathon Oilscored eight points and added five assists and three steals against Athletes in Actionscored 16 points and pulled down seven rebounds in the red and white scrimmage.

    #43 JARRAD ODLE: Scored two points against Templescored two points against Texas Techscored ten points and pulled down a game-high nine reboundsnetted 13 points and added nine rebounds against Athletes in Actionscored 16 points and had seven rebounds and four assists in the red and white scrimmagesolid reserve player in his freshman seasongood competitor with good hands who is not afraid to shootpossesses a good mid-range jump shot or can put the ball on the floor.

    #33 LARRY RICHARDSON: Scored a point in his first start of the season against Templenetted a pair of points against Texas Techtallied 14 points and pulled down eight rebounds against Marathon Oilscored a team-high 16 points and added a game-high ten rebounds against Athletes in Actionled all scorers in the red and white scrimmage with 28 points and led all players with 13 rebounds in the red and white scrimmage.

    #44 LYNN WASHINGTON: Scored two points and had two assists and two rebounds against Templehad has second career double-double against Texas Tech with 11 points and a career-high 13 reboundsthe 11 points has one shy of a career markcored 12 points against Marathon Oilscored six points and pulled down five rebounds against Athletes in Åctiontallied 25 points and four rebounds in the red and white scrimmageonly junior college transfer on the team.

     

     

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