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2: Despite being ranked No. 1 in both polls, Indiana comes in at No. 2 in the Sagarin ratings behind Duke, primarily due to the Blue Devils’ second-ranked schedule and 5-0 record vs. top 25 teams. IU has the 220th-ranked schedule and is 1-0 against the top 25.
4: Number of made 3-pointers necessary for Jordan Hulls to pass Tom Coverdale and move into second on the all-time IU list.
6: On the heels of holding UNC to 59 points Tuesday, Indiana improved to the sixth-best team in the nation in defensive efficiency according to kenpom.com. The Hoosiers ranked 64th last season.
64: Through seven games, no team has scored more than 64 points against IU in regulation this season.
Luke Fischer, 7-0, C, Germantown, Wis., 2013: Scored 28 points on 11-of-18 shooting, including a 3-pointer, and blocked seven shots in a season-opening win Tuesday. Was also named first team all-state in volleyball earlier this month.
Troy Williams, 6-6, F, Hampton, Va. (Oak Hill Academy), 2013: Posted 11 points and eight rebounds as Warriors improved to 8-0 with win over Thomasville (N.C.) Prep on Tuesday.
Stanford Robinson, 6-3, G, Fairfax, Va. (Findlay Prep, Las Vegas), 2013: Contributed eight points and eight assists in a 103-80 win over ABCD Academy Wednesday, improving the Pilots to 9-0.
HIT BY A BUSS
Tyra Buss, a 2014 guard who verbally committed to the IU women’s basketball team last week, made headlines over the weekend when she scored 51 points to lead Mt. Carmel (Ill.) to a 60-56 win over Marshall (Ill.) in the championship game of the Robinson Thanksgiving Tournament. Buss, who scored 40 points in just three quarters during an easy semifinal win earlier in the day, shot 14-of-17 from the field with six 3-pointers and 17 made free throws. She also had seven steals, four rebounds, a block and an assist, but finished two points shy of her career high (53).
The performance also made Buss the all-time leading scorer, boys or girls, in Mt. Carmel High School history with 2,356 points. Appropriately, she surpassed former IU All-American and two-time Big Ten MVP Archie Dees (2,337 points).
TWITTERRIFIC: UNC REACTION
@DickieV: Oh baby they had so much to cheer about in Hoosier Country !PLAYED LIKE A LEGIT # 1
@GaryParrishCBS: Can you really blame John Calipari for not wanting anything more to do with Assembly Hall.
@YogiFerrell11: Great win tonight!!! That was a statement game #iubb
Future IU teammates Collin Hartman and Devin Davis square off when Cathedral visits Warren Central in the season opener for both schools Friday night at 7:30 p.m.