Men's Basketball

    Knight Gets Career Win No. 750

    Go Hoosiers!
    Go Hoosiers!

    Go Hoosiers!

    December 18, 1999

    Bloomington, Ind. - Bob Knight won the 750th game of his career as the Hoosiers cruised to a 99-80 victory over Wyoming at Assembly Hall Saturday afternoon. Knight is the fifth coach to reach 750 wins at the Division I level: Dean Smith (879), Adolf Rupp (876), Henry Iba (767), and Ed Diddle (759).

    Four Hoosiers reached double figures in the win. A.J. Guyton led all scorers with 29 as the Hoosiers (7-1) never allowed Wyoming (6-3) to get closer than 11 points in the second half. Kirk Haston controlled the inside as Guyton did the outside. Haston connected on nine-of-16 shots of the field for a total of 22 points and also pulled down nine rebounds. Lynn Washington helped keep the Cowboys at bay grabbing nine boards in the second half to finish with 13 rebounds and 11 points. Dane Fife also scored 11 points for Indiana.

    Michael Lewis contributed with eight points and eight assists. Jeffrey Newton also scored eight and snagged five boards as IU outrebounded Wyoming 47-40 for the game.

    Bradley Mann did his part to keep Wyoming in the game scoring 18 on the afternoon, including 12 in the second half. Mann and LeDarion Jones, who finished with 10 points, helped pull the Cowboys to within 11 almost midway through the second period. But that was as close as they would get. Fife, Haston and Guyton each scored four points over the next two minutes as IU went on a 12-2 run to ice the game.

    Wyoming jumped out at the start of the game and had a 20-17 lead with just less than ten minutes remaining in the first half. Haston then started an IU run with a three-point play as he hit a seven-footer on the baseline and was fouled by Cowboys' center Josh Davis. Wyoming retook the lead on the next trip as Luke Jiminez fouled Antone Lostetter who hit one-of-two at the line. The Hoosiers then reeled off 11 straight to take a 32-21 lead and outscored the Cowboys 23-8 over the last eight minutes to take a 14-point halftime lead, 43-29.

     

     

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