Hoosiers Host Cowboys
December 13, 1999
Head Coach Bob Knight looking for win No. 750
GAME DATA: The Indiana Hoosiers will play host to the Wyoming Cowboys on Saturday, December 18 at 1 p.m.
TELEVISION: The Indiana games 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.
QUOTES ON LINE: Selected quotes from head coach Bob Knight's post game press conferences and radio and television show can be read on line at www.athletics.indiana.edu. Quotes are posted 24 hours following the event.
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 749 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 647-232 (.736). Knight is in his 35th season as a collegiate head coach and has an overall record of 749-282 (.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.
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 19th in the USA Today/ESPN poll.
VS. WYOMING: This is the first meeting between these two teams since December 11, 1983. Indiana posted a 78-65 victory in that game and won the only other meeting with the Cowboys, 57-55 in 1951 in Laramie, Wy.
SCOUTING THE COWBOYS: Wyoming has won its last three games and has not scored less than 83 points in each of its six victories this season. The three victories have come without center Udo Udezue who has missed all three with a knee injury. Last Saturday Chris McMillian (19 points) led the Cowboys to a 92-86 win at Montana State. Josh Davis scored 21 points in an 83-69 victory over St. Mary's and Anthony Blakes matched Davis' 21 points in an 83-64 win against Nevada giving the Cowboys three different top scorers in each of the last three victories. Wyoming has also defeated Northwestern St. (92-54), Akron (84-68) and Hawaii-Pacific (110-65) while falling to LSU (103-86) and Southwest Missouri State (83-75).
BOUNCING BACK: Indiana owned an 8-2 record in games following a loss last season and lost back-to-back games just twice. In 1997-98 the Hoosiers were 8-3 in games following a loss. The last time the Hoosiers dropped back-to-back games at Assembly Hall was the 1989-90 season.
HOOSIERS IN ASSEMBLY HALL: The Hoosiers are 342-48 (.877) 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 108-15 (.878) in Assembly Hall. Indiana is also 66-27 (.709) vs. ranked teams in the building.
HALFTIME LEAD: Indiana is 5-1 this season when leading at the half. The Hoosiers are 1-1 when trailing at the break.
SCORING/SHOOTING MARK: Indiana is 6-0 when scoring 61 or more points and is 5-0 when shooting 40 percent or better from the floor. It has a mark of 1-1 when shooting below 40 percent.
HOLDING DOWN THE OPPOSITION: Just one Indiana opponent has shot over 40.0 percent this season as the Hoosiers are holding the opposition to 36.1 percent shooting. They held Buffalo to 30.8 percent, Notre Dame to 34.5 percent, Temple to 35.6 percent and Texas Tech to 32.4 percent. Kentucky and Missouri both reached the 40.0 percent mark. Indiana State is the lone team to shoot over 40.0 percent at 41.1 percent. The Hoosiers are 6-0 when holding the opposition to 40 percent or less from the field.
A GAME OF RUNS: Indiana went on two large runs against Buffalo as a 25-3 run turned a 16-14 Bulls lead into a 39-19 Hoosier advantage. They came back to open the second half with a 19-2 run. The Hoosiers went on a 5-0 run with 3:48 remaining in the game against Missouri to tie the score at 64. They later went on to take their first lead at 68-66. 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.
OUTREBOUNDING: The Hoosiers have outrebounded the opposition four times this season and are a perfect 4-0 in those games. Indiana outrebounded Buffalo 58-31 and Texas 53-47. Last year's season-high for rebounds as a team was 52. Seventeen of of the 53 rebounds against Texas Tech and 17 of 58 against Buffalo came on the offensive end. The Hoosiers outrebounded Temple 42-29 and Missouri 36-34. Indiana was outrebounded by Notre Dame (47-40) and Kentucky (40-26) and posted a 2-0 mark in those games. Both Indiana and Indiana State pulled down 38 rebounds apiece.
FROM THE STRIPE: Indiana has made 101 free throws this season while the opposition has attempted 120. The Hoosiers are shooting 66.0 percent from the line.
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 1,663 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 337 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 233 of 566 three-point attempts.
DISHING OUT ASSISTS: Michael Lewis needs 121 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 Buffalo and five against Notre Dame, Kentucky and Missouri. Lewis had two against Indiana State.
BIG MAN HANDLING THE BALL: Jeffery Newton has turned the ball over just three times in 110:00 of action this season. That is an average of one turnover every 36:40.
WASHINGTON ON THE BOARDS: Lynn Washington is averaging 5.1 rebounds per game while averaging 18.4 minutes per game.
GUYTON FROM THREE: 13 of the last 25 (.520) A.J. Guyton baskets have been from three-point range.
OFFENSIVE GLASS CLEANERS: Jeffery Newton has pulled down 24 rebounds this season and half of those have been on the offensive end. Ten of Larry Richardson's 16 boards have come on the offensive end.
BALL CONTROL: Luke Jimenez has committed just 55 turnovers in 1,100 minutes of play, that is an average of just one every 20:00.
COMING OFF THE BENCH: Indiana got 50 points from its bench against Buffalo as 11 of the team's 12 player scored at least two points. The Hoosiers had 32 points from their bench against Missouri and 34 points from it in the victory over Kentucky. The bench scored 33 points against Indiana State, 25 points against Notre Dame, 12 points against Temple and 14 points against Texas Tech. The Indiana bench has accounted for a total of 208 of the team's 538 points this season, 38.6 percent.
LEWIS OFF THE BENCH: Michael Lewis has come off the bench in all seven of the Hoosier's games this season. He is averaging 11.7 points per game and is coming off of a career-high tying 19 points against Indiana State. He has registered in double figures in scoring in each of the last four games while shooting 18-21 (.857) from the free throw line and 20 for 33 (.606) from the field. in those four games.
STARTERS: The Hoosiers have used three different starting lineups this season. A total of seven different players have started at least one game. Guyton, Fife, Haston, Newton, Washington (4-1). Guyton, Jimenez, Haston, Richardson, Fife (1-0). Guyton, Jimenez, Fife, Washington, Richardson (1-0).
50 PERCENT FROM THE FLOOR: Both Michael Lewis (53.1) and Lynn Washington (54.8) are shooting over 50 percent from the floor this season.
TEAM CONTRIBUTIONS: Nine different players are averaging 10-plus minutes per game. A.J. Guyton leads the team with 33.6 minutes per game. Kirk Haston (24.9), Michael Lewis (28.1), Dan Fife (21.4) and Luke Jimenez (22.9) are all averaging more than 20 minutes per game.
INDIANA STATE 63, NO. 14 INDIANA 60: Indiana saw its 51-game Ameritech Indiand Classic win streak stopped as Indiana State posted a 63-60 victory over the Hoosiers. Indiana State took a 16-14 lead with 13:10 left in the first half and never trailed from that point on. The Sycamores held A.J. Guyton to 10 points on 4-21 shooting. Indiana was led by Michael Lewis who tallied 19 points off the bench. Luke Jimenez's three-point shot to tie the game at the buzzer rattled off the rim.
NO. 14 INDIANA 106, BUFFALO 55: Indiana improved to 6-0 on the season and 51-0 in Ameritech Indiana Classic play with 106-55 victory over Buffalo. The 51-point margin of victory was the largest in Classic history. Indiana had two large runs, one in the first half and one in the second. The Hoosiers opened the second half with a 19-2 run. Jeffery Newton started the run and ended it as he scored a bucket at the 19:09 mark and again at 14:52. A.J. Guyton added seven points during the run and Kirk Haston had six. Newton continued his hot shooting after the opening outburst as he scored six more points, for eight straight and 10 in the first 8:15 of the second half. He finished with a season-high 14 points and eight rebounds in just 17:00 of action. Guyton led the Hoosiers with 22 points in 19:00 of play as he connected on nine of 14 shots.
NO. 14 INDIANA 73, MISSOURI 68: The Hoosiers grabbed their first lead against Missouri with 43.2 seconds remaining in the contest and held onto that lead for a 73-68 road win to improve to 5-0 on the season. Kirk Haston found a cutting Dane Fife in the lane and Fife finished with a layup to give Indiana a 68-66 lead, its first of the game. The Hoosiers got clutch free throw shooting from Michael Lewis and A.J. Guyton down the stretch to secure the victory. Haston provided the offensive spark in the second half as he tallied all 17 of his points points in the second stanza.
NO. 24 INDIANA 83, NO. 12 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.
NO. 24 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, NO. 4 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.
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.
BIG TEN TOURNAMENT FOR THE FUTURE: The Big Ten Conference Council of Presidents/Chancellors voted unanimously to approve the Director of Athletics Subcommittee recommendation to extend the men's basketball tournament through the 2004-2005 season. The United Center in Chicago and the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis will alternate as the host site with the United Center beginning the rotation in 2001.
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 among Division I schools and the most among Big Ten teams.
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.
#11 DANE FIFE: Scored three points and had five steals against Indiana State...scored a pair of points against Buffalo...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 eight points in 8:00 of action against Buffalo...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: Scored 10 points against Indiana State...scored 22 points on 4-6 shooting from three-point range against Buffalo...netted 16 points against Missouri...scored 13 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out six assists against Missouri and netted the bucket that put the Hoosiers up for the first time and for good with 46.2 seconds left...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: Netted eight points and pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds against Indiana State...scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds against Buffalo...scored 17 points, all in the second half against Missouri...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 seven points and had six rebounds against Buffalo...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: Had six rebounds and six assists against Buffalo...scored seven points in 18:00 against Missouri...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: Was named to the Ameritech Indiana Classic All-Tournament team...tied a career-high with 19 points against Indiana State and added five steals in the game...scored 13 points and had four assists against Buffalo...scored 13 points and dished out four assists against Missouri...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 14 points and had eight rebounds, included six on the offensive end, in 17:00 of action against Buffalo...scored two points and had two blocks against Missouri...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 four points against Indiana State...scored four points and pulled down a team-high nine rebounds against Buffalo...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: Scored ten points and pulled down seven rebounds against Indiana State...scored nine points, pulled down five rebounds and blocked three shots against Buffalo...started against Missouri and scored one point and grabbed five rebounds...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 four points and grabbed four rebounds
against Indiana State...pulled down five rebounds against Buffalo...scored
four points and had five rebounds in 14:00 of action against
Missouri...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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