Dec. 1, 2008
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INDIANA (4-2) AT #17 WAKE FOREST (6-0)
ACC/Big Ten Challenge
Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008, 7:15 p.m. ET
Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum (14,665)
Series Record: Wake Forest leads 1-0
Last Meeting: at Wake Forest 100, Indiana 67 (12/2/03)
TV: ESPN (Brad Nessler, Jimmy Dykes, Jeannine Edwards)
RADIO: IU Radio Network (Don Fischer, Todd Leary and Joe Smith)
THE OPENING TIP
The Hoosiers will travel to Winston-Salem, North Carolina for their first true road game of the season. Indiana is coming off a 72-57 home win against defending Ivy League champion Cornell. Indiana boasts a two-game winning streak having also defeated Chaminade at the EA Sports Maui Invitational. The Demon Deacons are coming off an 87-74 win over Baylor to capture the 76 Championship in Anaheim, California.
AGAINST THE ACC
Indiana is 3-4 in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge and 28-17 all-time against members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Hoosiers defeated Georgia Tech, 83-79, in last year's event. In 2003, Wake Forest handed Indiana a 100-67 loss in Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
PRITCHARD IS TOP BIG TEN ROOKIE
Freshman Tom Pritchard leads all Big Ten freshmen in scoring (5th, 15.8), rebounds (4th, 7.5) and is second in field goal percentage (5th, 64.8). He had a career-high 23 points against Cornell and made all seven of his field goal attempts. That is the best effort for a Hoosier from the field since Jared Jeffries made all eight of his shots against Wisconsin in 2001. It was just the 11th time in school history that a player had made seven or more field goals without a miss in a game.
YOUNG AND HOT
For the first time in school history, six of IU's top seven scorers are true freshman (Pritchard, 15.8; Williams, 9.7; Jones III, 8.2; Story, 5.8; Roth, 5.7; Moore, 4.7). Only junior Devan Dumes (12.3 ppg.) was not playing high school basketball a year ago. In the last two games, IU has led wire to wire and shot 57.4% from the field (56-of-s97).
Indiana named Tom Crean as its 28th men's basketball coach on April 2, 2008 and he is 4-2 with the Hoosiers. 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. He is 1-1 against Wake Forest having lost, 64-59 in 2001 at WFU, and winning 68-61 in Milwaukee in 2003. Dino Gaudio is 23-13 in his second season with the Demon Deacons.
Indiana will take part in the Hartford Hall of Fame Classic in Indianapolis. The Hoosiers will play the first ever college basketball game in Lucas Oil Stadium when they take on Gonzaga at 1:30 p.m., December 6. Ohio State and Notre Dame will play in the second game of the event.
ACC/BIG TEN CHALLENGE
2007 at Indiana 83, Georgia Tech 79
2006 at Duke 54, Indiana 51
2005 Duke 75, at Indiana 67
2004 North Carolina 70, at Indiana 63
2003 at Wake Forest 100, Indiana 67
2002 Indiana 80, Maryland 74 (OT)*
2001 Indiana 79, at North Carolina 66