Dec. 18, 2010
Game Notes in PDF Format
SOUTH CAROLINA STATE (4-5) at INDIANA (8-2)
Sunday, December 19 4:00 p.m. ET
Assembly Hall - 17,357 (Bloomington, Ind.)
SERIES RECORD: First Meeting
TV: Big Ten Network (Eric Collins and John Laskowski)
RADIO: IU Radio Network
(Don Fischer, Royce Waltman and Joe Smith)
Live Stats: IUHoosiers.com or on Twitter @IUShanaDan
IBN LAS VEGAS CLASSIC
Indiana is in its 111th season of college basketball and will play the second of four straight games in the IBN Las Vegas Classic when it hosts South Carolina State on Sunday. The Hoosiers will take on Northern Iowa and either New Mexico or Colorado at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, December 22 and 23. Indiana defeated SIU-Edwardsville, 88-54, Friday night, while SC State lost at Northern Iowa, 66-52. New Mexico defeated Longwood, 91-54, while Colorado bested the Citadel, 89-61.
Indiana named Tom Crean as its 28th men's basketball coach on April 2, 2008, and is in his third year with the Hoosiers. He is 214-144 all-time as a head coach, collecting his 200th career win last year against Pitt at Madison Square Garden as part of the Jimmy V Classic. 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.
Tim Carter is in his fourth season with the Bulldogs and has a record of 52-53. Overall, it is his 16th season as a college head coach and he is 223-221 with stops at Nebraska-Omaha and UTSA prior to South Carolina State.
The Hoosiers lead the Big Ten in field goal percentage (50.8 percent) and in field goal percentage defense (37.3 percent). Indiana shot a season-best 61.5 percent from the field and 56.3 percent from three-point range against SIU-Edwardsville on Friday.
The Hoosiers will not have a four-year player in the program until Verdell Jones III, Tom Pritchard, Matt Roth, Daniel Moore and Kory Barnett enter their senior year.
Junior Verdell Jones III needs 105 points to become the 42nd player in IU history to reach 1,000 points in their career. He has scored 885 career points and has averaged 13.1 points for his career. He is 11th in the Big Ten right now making 52.9 percent of his shots. He did not play due to injury on Friday.
Sophomore Christian Watford is sixth in the Big Ten averaging 17.9 points per game after scoring 18 against SIUE.. He is fifth in the conference in free throw percentage (84.6) and has made a league-high 55 free throws. He is the only Hoosier to score in double figures every game this season.
Sophomore Jordan Hulls is second in the league in 3-point field goal percentage (57.1 percent), and seventh in assist/turnover ratio (2.27). In the last six games, he is shooting 63.4 percent from 3-point range making 12 of 19 shots.
Sophomore Derek Elston scored 10 of the Hoosiers first 15 points and finished with 14 points against SIUE.