Hoosiers Battle Miami
December 13, 2001Back on the Road
Indiana takes to the road once again as the Hoosiers face the University of Miami at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida as part of the Orange Bowl Classic. The two teams will square off on Saturday, December 15 at 5 p.m.
Where to See and Hear It
Indiana and Miami will do battle on the Sunshine Network (Direct TV channel 632) and the game will also be heard live on the IU Radio Network.
Inside the Series
This meeting marks the first-ever in men's basketball between the two schools. Indiana has faced Big East competition many times in the past and owns an all-time mark of 62-36 against the conference
Indiana has led for 238:21 of the 320:00 that the Hoosiers have played this season. Here is a game-by-game look at the number of minutes that IU has led this season:
Ball State 38:38 W
Notre Dame 40:00 W
Southern Illinois 6:35 L
North Carolina 39:06 W
Texas 32:48 W
Marquette 34:34 L
Alaska-Anchorage 40:00 W
Charlotte 6:40 W
In the Polls
Date USA Today/ESPN Associated Press
12/10 24 21
12/3 NR NR
11/26 24th NR
11/19 20th 20th
11/12 20th 22nd
11/5 21st 22nd
A Deep Bench
Head Coach Mike Davis has developed some depth on his roster in the early going. Nine players are averaging 13+ 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 eight games. The only players on the roster not averaging 10+ minutes per game are walk-ons Ryan Tapak and Mark Johnson.
Jeffries' Back-to-Back Performances
Jared Jeffries has scored 50 points in the last two games, the best back-to-back games of his career.
Jeffries has connected on 58.1 percent of his shots from the floor in IU's last two wins scoring a career-best 28 points against Notre Dame and 22 points against Ball State. The 50-point performance earned Big Ten Player of the Week honors.
From three-point range Jeffries has been deadly this season as he is shooting .522 from three-point range. He has made 12-of-23 three-point attempts this year. Last year he was 12-of-49 for a percentage of .245.
Coverdale Heating Up From the Bench
Tom Coverdale has scored in double digits in each of the Hoosiers' last five games with his season high coming in IU's last outing where he netted 19 against Ball State.
He has come off of the bench in four of the last five games after starting the team's first three games. He has provided an offensive lift from the pine scoring 58 points in those four games (14.5 points per game).
In his four starts this season Coverdale has scored 40 points, average of 10 per game.
Swatting Away Records
IU is averaging 6.3 blocked shots per game this season. At this current pace the Hoosiers would swat away 183 shots this regular season. The all-time school mark of 178 blocks was set last year.
George Leach leads the block party with 24 of them an average of three per game. His current pace would give him 87 on the regular season, which would rank third on the single season list.
Jeff Newton ranks second on the team in blocks and continues to climb the school's all-time list. His 17 blocks this season brings his career total to 122 which ranks seventh 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 122
75 Points Means Victory
Indiana has won its last 18 games dating back to the 1999-2000 season when it scores 75+ points. Over that same time span the Hoosiers are 9-19 when scoring less than 75 points.
Points in the Paint
After an early season showcase from three-point range Indiana has been getting its scoring from the inside. Against Notre Dame the Hoosiers saw 32 of their 76 points come from inside the paint. Against Ball State IU dominated the point outscoring the Cardinals 40-12 in the colored area.
Three-Point Records Could Fall
When they are not winning games under the basket the Hoosiers have been doing it from long range. Twice this season Indiana has connected for 10+ threes in a game including a school-record 16 against Alaska-Anchorage. They also netted 11 treys against Texas and hit nine in the first half against North Carolina.
On the season Indiana has hit 62 threes (7.75 per game). At this current pace the Hoosiers would drain 224 threes during this regular season, eclipsing the old mark of 197 which was set back in 1992-93.
Mr. Perfect (Coverdale) From the Line
Tom Coverdale is a perfect 21-of-21 from the line this season. He needs ten more free throws to catch Steve Alford for fifth on the all-time consecutive free throws list. Alford hit 31 straight in 1984-85. The school record is 38 which was set by Pat Graham in 1990-91.
What a Turnaround
Indiana is shooting 75.8 percent from the line this season. Last year the Hoosiers connected on 63.6 from the stripe. Four Hoosiers are hitting at 75 percent or above from the charity stripe. Tom Coverdale leads the way as he is a perfect 21-of-21.
Player This Year Last Year
Coverdale 1.000 .663
Odle .846 .588
Newton .818 .529
Jeffries .756 .687
Scoring in the Last 5:00
Jared Jeffries leads the Hoosiers in scoring in the final 5:00 of games this season as he has 21 points during that window. Tom Coverdale is second with 20 points.
Player Points in the final 5:00 FT in the final 5:00
Jeffries 21 10-12
Coverdale 20 11-11
Moye 15 9-12
Fife 9 1-2
Leach 7 1-2
Newton 6 4-4
Johnson 3 0-0
Tapak 2 0-0
Odle 2 0-0
Perry 2 2-4
Fife From the Floor
Dane Fife has hit 47.5 percent (28-59) of his shots this year, including a .429 mark (15-35) from three-point range. He entered this year with a career field goal percentage of .418 and last year was .360 from the floor. His 15 threes is tied for the team lead. He entered this season owning a three-point shooting percentage of .273 and had just 33 career threes.
Against Ball State Fife was tied for the team-lead with 13 field goal attempts. Heading into this season he had never taken more than 11 in a single game.
Career highs are falling for Hoosier players this season. Six IU players have already set new career-highs in important statistical categories.
Player Statistic Opponent
Jeffries 28 points Notre Dame
Fife 20 points Alaska-Anchorage
Moye 20 points North Carolina
Odle 14 points Alaska-Anchorage
Coverdale 12 assists Alaska-Anchorage
Leach 8 rebounds Ball State
Leach 7 blocks Texas
Three-Pointers Spell Victory
Indiana is 16-1 all-time when either Kyle Hornsby, Tom Coverdale or Jared Jeffries connects on three or more three-pointers in a contest.
Battling the Unbeaten
Tonight marks the fourth time in nine games that the Hoosiers have battled a team that owns a perfect record. Others included; Charlotte (1-0), Marquette (4-0) and Notre Dame (7-0). Two others owned just one loss when facing Indiana.
Sitting Fourth in the RPI
Indiana sits in fourth in the December 12 college RPI. Arizona tops the RPI followed by Kansas and Duke. The Hoosiers own the fourth toughest schedule in the nation according to the RPI. Arizona has the toughest schedule followed by Kansas and Massachusetts.
Indiana's bench has scored 169 points this season, an average of nearly 21.1 per game. The high came against Alaska-Anchorage when the bench scored 36 points.
Bench Scoring Total Leader
Ball State 27 Coverdale 19
Notre Dame 22 Coverdale 11
Southern Illinois 17 Newton 11
North Carolina 33 Coverdale 17
Texas 18 Coverdale 11
Marquette 12 Odle 8
Alaska-Anchorage 36 Odle 14
Charlotte 14 Leach 8
The Differences in Winning and Losing
Statistic In Wins In Losses
Field Goal Percentage .462 .342
3-Pt Field Goal Percentage .443 .211
Field Goal Defense .398 .412
Points Per Game 78.7 54.5
Points Allowed Per Game 66.7 61.0
Rebounds Per Game 39.5 36.5
Assists Per Game 15.8 10.0
Blocks Per Game 6.8 4.5
Turnovers Per Game 12.3 18.0
Steals Per Game 5.2 7.0
Free Throw Percentage .738 .852
Jeffries' Points Per Game 19.0 10.5
Coverdale's Points Per Game 13.2 9.5
Fife's Points Per Game 10.5 4.5
Career Double Digit Scoring
Player No. of 10+ point games IU Record
Jeffries 36 25-11
Coverdale 25 19-6
Newton 21 15-6
Hornsby 14 11-3
Fife 13 9-4
Moye 5 3-2
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
First half scoring 271 33.9
First half margin +32 +4.0
First half shooting .422 100-237
Second half scoring 272 38.9
Second half margin +27 +3.4
Second half shooting .444 103-232
Most Points, half 1st: 44, Alaska-Anchorage
2nd: 57, Alaska-Anchorage
Fewest Points, half 1st: 20, Southern Illinois
2nd: 26, Marquette
Most Pts. Allowed, half 1st: 36, Texas
2nd: 45, Notre Dame
Fewest Pts. Allowed,half 1st: 17, Marquette
2nd: 26, Ball State
Best FG%, half 1st: .567, Alaska-Anchorage
2nd: .595, Alaska-Anchorage
Worst FG%s, half 1st: .258, Southern Illinois
2nd: .308, Texas
Best Defensive FG%,half 1st: .276, Marquette
2nd: .281, Charlotte
Worst Defensive FG%,half 1st: .440, North Carolina
2nd: .636, Southern Illinois
Climbing the Points Scored List
Four current Hoosiers rank among IU's top 100 all-time scorers.
67. Stew Robinson 630 1983-86
68. Hallie Bryant 627 1955-57
69. Jerry Thompson 611 1956-58
70. Todd Lindeman 608 1992, 1994-96
71. Robert Wilkinson 597 1958-60
72. Jared Jeffries 596
88. Charles Hall 501 1960-62
89. Dane Fife 487
90. Bob Armstrong 483 1947-49
91. Chris Reynolds 480 1990-93
92. Winston Morgan 478 1982-86
93. Tom Coverdale 471
94. Jeff Newton 464
Coverdale Among Top 20 in Assists
Tom Coverdale's 205 assists ranks 20th on the IU 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. Tom Coverdale 205
Fife Stealing a Piece of History
Dane Fife currently ranks seventh on IU's all-time career steals list with 133.
4. Mike Woodson 142 1977-80
5. Isiah Thomas 136 1980-81
6. Chris Reynolds 135 1990-93
7. Dane Fife 133
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