Dec. 4, 2008
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INDIANA (4-3) vs. #5 GONZAGA (5-0)
Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008, 1:30 p.m. ET
Lucas Oil Stadium
Series Record: Indiana leads 2-1
Last Meeting: Indiana 70, Gonzaga 57 (in Sacramento) (3/15/07)
TV: BTN (Tom Hamilton, John Laskowski)
RADIO: IU Radio Network (Don Fischer, Todd Leary and Joe Smith)
THE OPENING TIP
The Hoosiers and Bulldogs will be the first two teams to play a basketball game in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis as part of the Hartford Hall of Fame Showcase. Ohio State and Notre Dame will play in the second contest at 4 p.m. The Hoosiers are coming off an 83-58 loss at #17 Wake Forest, while Gonzaga won the Old Spice Classic in Orlando last week, defeating Tennessee, 83-74 in the championship game.
The Hoosiers are 71-14 all-time in games that have been played in Indianapolis. Indiana was 11-8 in contests played in the RCA Dome. Indiana was 4-0 in NCAA Tournament games in that venue and among their other wins was a 96-84 triumph over top-ranked Kentucky on December 4, 1993.
PRITCHARD IS TOP BIG TEN ROOKIE
Freshman Tom Pritchard leads all Big Ten freshmen in scoring (11th, 14.1), rebounds (4th, 7.6) and is second in field goal percentage (5th, 59.0). The Westlake, Ohio native also leads the Big Ten in offensive rebounds averaging 3.14 per game. 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.
MOORE, MOORE, MOORE
Freshman walk-on Daniel Moore from nearby Carmel, has been the biggest surprise for the Hoosiers this season. He has started the last five games, and in the last three he is averaging 8.3 points, while shooting 53.3% from the field (7/13).
Indiana named Tom Crean as its 28th men's basketball coach on April 2, 2008 and he is 4-3 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 1-0 against Gonzaga having won on Nov. 24, 2001, 72-63. Mark Few is 236-60 in his 10th season with the Bulldogs.
The Hoosiers will host TCU at 8 p.m., Wednesday, December 10. The game will be shown on ESPN2.