Indiana Battles Missouri
December 6, 1999
GAME DATA: The Indiana Hoosiers will travel to Missouri to face the Tigers on Tuesday, December 7 at 8 p.m.
TELEVISION: The game will be broadcast by ESPN-Plus (WTTV). ESPN-Plus can be received on the college basketball package offered by Direct TV.
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 60 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 RANKS SIXTH ON ALL-TIME WIN LIST: Head coach Bob Knight is college basketball's winningest active head coach with 747 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 645-231 (.736). Knight is in his 35th season as a collegiate head coach and has an overall record of 747-281 (.727). 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.
The Hoosiers' victory over Kentucky moved Knight into sixth place moving him past the legendary Phog Allen on the all-time Division I win list. Ed Diddle ranks fifth with 759 victories.
NATIONAL POLLS: Indiana is ranked 14th in the USA Today/ESPN poll. The Hoosiers moved up 10 spots with wins over Notre Dame and Kentucky.
SCOUTING THE TIGERS: Missouri, under first-year head coach Quin Snyder, is 5-1 this season. The Tigers are coming off of a 63-60 win against SMU on December 1. They are 4-0 at home with wins over the Mustangs, Morgan State (91-50), Western Carolina (85-68) and UNC-Asheville (75-69). The Tigers dropped their season-opener to Wisconsin (66-55) but bounced back with a victory over Princeton (51-48). Keyon Dooling leads the Tigers in scoring with 12.7 points per game. Tajudeen Soyoye (10.5) and Kareem Rush (10.2) are both averaging just over 10 points per game on the season.
SERIES HISTORY: Indiana leads the all-time series 8-6. This will be the first meeting against the Tigers for any of the current Hoosiers. The two teams last met in 1995 with the Tigers posting a 65-60 victory in the NCAA Tournament in Boise, Idaho. Prior to that meeting the two teams had not met since 1969, thus making this the first regular season meeting between Bob Knight and Missouri. Indiana is 57-29 all-time against the Big 12.
4-0 START FOR THE HOOSIERS: Indiana is off to a 4-0 start for the fourth time in the 90's. The Hoosiers defeated then No. 12 Kentucky (83-75) on Saturday and Notre Dame (81-64) in overtime last Tuesday. They knocked off then No. 4 Temple 67-59 in the Tip-Off Classic and opened the season by posting a 68-60 win at Texas Tech. The Hoosiers opened the 1998-99 season with a 6-0 start.
INDIANA 83, KENTUCKY 75: Indiana got 34 points from its bench and 21 from A.J. Guyton to knock off 12th-ranked Kentucky in front of 37,056 in the RCA Dome. Michael Lewis led the bench charge with 17 points and five assists. Indiana trailed by no more than two points the entire game. Dan Fife added 10 points and three steals in the victory that moved head coach Bob Knight past Phog Allen into sixth place on the all-time Division I win list.
INDIANA 81, NOTRE DAME 64 ot: Indiana jumped out to a 17-0 lead against Notre Dame, but after an Irish comeback, the Hoosiers outscored the Irish by that same 17-point margin in overtime to post an 81-64 victory. The victory improved the 23rd-ranked Hoosiers to 3-0 on the season and gave head coach Bob Knight his 746th career victory, tying him with the legendary Phog Allen for sixth on the all-time Division I win list. The Hoosiers outscored Notre Dame 19-2 in the overtime session. A.J. Guyton led the Hoosiers with 20 points and six assists while Kirk Haston added 18 points and 12 rebounds.
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.
HOLDING DOWN THE OPPOSITION: Indiana is holding its opponents to 35.4 percent shooting from the floor and no opponent has shot over 40.0 percent this season. The Hoosiers held Notre Dame to 34.5 percent, Temple to 35.6 percent and Texas Tech to 32.4 percent. Kentucky reached the 40.0 percent mark. Indiana forced Notre Dame into 28 turnovers and Kentucky into 18 turnovers in its last two games.
A GAME OF RUNS: Indiana went on a 10-0 run late in the first half against Kentucky to turn a 26-23 lead into a 36-23 advantage in a span of 1:53. The Hoosiers never trailed the Wildcats following the 10-0 run. Indiana opened the Notre Dame game with a 17-0 run and the went on a 15-0 run at the start of overtime. 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.
BIG TEN PLAYER OF THE WEEK: A.J. Guyton enters this week's action with his first Big Ten Player of the Week honor under his belt after scoring 20 points against Notre Dame and 21 against Kentucky while also dishing out 12 assists in the two games.
BIG TEN LEADERS: Indiana is leading the Big Ten in field goal percentage defense (35.4) and steals (9.0). A.J. Guyton is still the conference's leading scorer with 21.3 points per game and Dan Fife's 3.0 steals and Kirk Haston's 7.0 defensive rebounds per game are tops in the Big Ten. Michael Lewis' 5.0 assist/turnover ratio is the league's best mark.
REBOUNDS: The Hoosiers have outrebounded the opposition twice this season. Indiana outrebounded Texas Tech in the season-opener 53-47. Last year'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. Indiana was outrebounded by Notre Dame (47-40) and Kentucky (40-26).
VS. RANKED TEAMS: Indiana is 2-0 against ranked teams this season. They are 1-0 against top 10 teams and 2-0 against top 15 teams. The Hoosiers defeated Temple (No. 4) 67-59 and Kentucky (No. 12) 83-75.
CLOSING IN ON 2,000: A.J. Guyton has 1,615 career points, the ninth highest total in IU history. Brian Evans ranks eighth on the list with 1,701 points. His three-year total is the seventh highest three-year mark in the program's history. He needs just 385 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 224 of 544 three-point attempts.
DISHING OUT ASSISTS: Michael Lewis needs 129 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, had four against Temple and five against both Notre Dame and Kentucky.
LEADING THE PACK: A.J. Guyton is leading the Hoosiers in scoring with four straight 20-point or 20-plus performances. He tallied 22 against both Texas Tech and Temple, posted 20 points against Notre Dame and 21 against Kentucky. The last Hoosier to lead the team in scoring with a 20-point plus average was Brian Evans (21.2) in 1996.
Kirk Haston leads the Hoosiers in rebounding with two double-digit performances. He had 14 against Texas Tech, nine against Temple, 12 against Notre Dame and two against Kentucky. He is averaging 9.3 rebounds per game. The last player to lead the Hoosiers in rebounding with a double- digit average was Alan Henderson (10.3) in 1994.
BALL CONTROL: Michael Lewis has handed out 20 assists this season while committing just four turnovers. Luke Jimenez has dished out 11 assists this season and has just four turnovers.
FIFE ON THE FLOOR: Dane Fife leads the team with 12 steals (3.0) in four games.
FROM THE LINE: Michael Lewis has gone to the free-throw line more than any Hoosier as he has hist 17 of 22 attempts (.773). As team the Hoosiers are shooting .670 from the line. Indiana has been to the line 15 times more than its opponent this season (100-85).
COMING OFF THE BENCH: Indiana got 34 points from its bench in the victory over Kentucky. The bench scored 25 points against Notre Dame, 12 points against Temple and 14 points against Texas Tech. In four games the bench has contributed for 28 percent of the team's scoring and 31 of the squad's 67 assists (46.3 percent).
TEAM CONTRIBUTIONS: Nine different players are averaging 10-plus minutes per game. A.J. Guyton leads the team with 36.3 minutes per game. Kirk Haston (26.8), Michael Lewis (28.8), Lynn Washington (22.0), Luke Jimenez (24.5) and Larry Richardson (21.3) are all averaging more than 20 minutes per game.
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 (3-0). Guyton, Jimenez, Haston, Richardson, Fife (1-0).
ONE POINT SHORT: Indiana was one point short of tying the NCAA mark for margin of victory in an overtime contest when it defeated Notre Dame 81-64 in overtime. The Hoosiers outscored the Irish 19-2.
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.
HOOSIERS IN ASSEMBLY HALL: The Hoosiers are 341-47 (.879) 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 107-14 (.884) in Assembly Hall. Indiana is also 66-27 (.709) vs. ranked teams in the building.
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 among 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. This season the Hoosiers are 1-0 in overtime with a 81-64 victory over Notre Dame.
LOOKING AHEAD: Indiana will host Buffalo, Indiana State and North Texas in the annual Ameritech Indiana Classic. The Hoosiers open the tournament on Friday, December 10 against Buffalo at 7 p.m. with the second game to follow. The consolation and championship games will take place on Saturday at 4:45 and 7 p.m. Both Indiana games will be broadcast by ESPN-Plus (WTTV).
#3 TOM COVERDALE: Tallied three points against Marathon Oil...sank a free-throw and dished out three assists against Athletes in Action...scored three points and dished out five assists in the red and white scrimmage.
#11 DANE FIFE: Scored 10 points with four rebounds and three steals against Kentucky...had a game-high four steals against Notre Dame...scored five points and had four rebounds against Temple...tallied eight points, all in 49 seconds, against Texas Tech...scored 12 points, dished out four assists, had three steals and pulled down five rebounds against Marathon Oil...tallied 11 points with eight free-throws against Athletes in Action...scored 18 points and had seven rebounds in the red and white scrimmage
#53 TOM GEYER: Scored two points against Marathon Oil...scored two points against Athletes in Action...pulled down four rebounds and scored two points in the red and white scrimmage...a walk-on to the program.
#25 A.J. GUYTON: Named Big Ten Player of the Week (Dec. 6) for his contributions against Notre Dame and Kentucky...scored 21 points on 8-13 shooting, including 4-6 from three-point range and added six assists against Kentucky...played all 45:00 against Notre Dame and tallied a team-high 20 points and dished out a game-high six assists...scored a team-high 22 points with six of his eight buckets coming from behind the arc against Temple...scored a team-high 22 points against Texas Tech...added six rebounds and two blocks against Texas Tech...netted 10 points and dished out eight assists in just 15:00 of action against Marathon Oil...scored nine points and had four assists against Athletes in Action...scored seven points and had three assists in the red and white scrimmage.
#35 KIRK HASTON: Scored four points against Kentucky...scored 18 points and pulled down 12 rebounds while also blocking four shots against Notre Dame...played all 40:00 against Temple and tallied 20 points and pulled down a game-high nine rebounds...was held scoreless against Texas Tech, but pulled down a game-high 14 rebounds...led the team in scoring with 16 points and added seven rebounds against Marathon Oil...scored a team-high 16 points against Athletes in Action...scored 27 points and hauled down 12 rebounds in the red and white scrimmage.
#32 KYLE HORNSBY: Scored his first two career points against Temple...scored seven points and had four assists against Marathon Oil...scored 13 points against Athletes in Action...scored six points and had three assists in the red and white scrimmage.
#12 LUKE JIMENEZ: Scored five points against Kentucky...scored three points and had a pair of assists against Notre Dame...got his first start of the season against Temple and scored eight points and dished out six assists while also tallying three steals without a turnover...scored four points, all from the line against Texas Tech...tallied nine points in the red and white scrimmage.
#24 MICHAEL LEWIS: Scored 17 points (two shy of his career high) and added five assists in 32:00 against Kentucky...scored eight points, had seven rebounds and dished out five assists against Notre Dame...scored six points, had six rebounds and dished out four assists against Temple...dished out a team-high six assists without a turnover and added six points against Texas Tech...scored 11 points and had four assists against Marathon Oil...dished out a game-high seven assists and had five points against Athletes in Action...scored 13 points and handed out five assists in the red and white scrimmage.
#50 JEFFREY NEWTON: Scored eight points in 8:00 of action against Kentucky...tallied six points and six rebounds against Notre Dame...pulled down three rebounds and had two blocks against Temple...scored the first bucket of the season for the Hoosiers and finished with 11 points against Texas Tech...netted eight points and pulled down five rebounds against Marathon Oil...scored eight points and added five assists and three steals against Athletes in Action...scored 16 points and pulled down seven rebounds in the red and white scrimmage.
#43 JARRAD ODLE: Scored five points in 15:00 of action against Kentucky...scored four points in 11:00 of action against Notre Dame...scored two points against Temple...scored two points against Texas Tech...scored 10 points and pulled down a game-high nine rebounds...netted 13 points and added nine rebounds against Athletes in Action...scored 16 points and had seven rebounds and four assists in the red and white scrimmage.
#33 LARRY RICHARDSON: Came off the bench to score seven points and grab five rebounds against Kentucky...came off the bench to contribute 10 points, two rebounds and two blocks against Notre Dame...scored a point in his first start of the season against Temple...netted a pair of points against Texas Tech...tallied 14 points and pulled down eight rebounds against Marathon Oil...scored a team-high 16 points and added a game-high 10 rebounds against Athletes in Action...led 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 six points and pulled down four rebounds against Kentucky...scored 11 points and pulled down four rebounds against Notre Dame...scored two points and had two assists and two rebounds against Temple...had has second career double-double against Texas Tech with 11 points and a career-high 13 rebounds...the 11 points was one shy of a career mark...scored 12 points against Marathon Oil...scored six points and pulled down five rebounds against Athletes in Action...tallied 25 points and four rebounds in the red and white scrimmage...only junior college transfer on the team.
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