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NUMBERS GAME
3 Number of records set by Indiana in Wednesday’s game at Purdue. The Hoosiers set new marks for most points ever scored by IU at Purdue, largest IU margin of victory in West Lafayette and largest margin of victory by any opponent in Mackey Arena history.
7 Consecutive wins by the Hoosiers against ranked opponents at Assembly Hall.
9 IU’s rank nationally in field goal percentage defense, making the Hoosiers the only team in the country in the top 10 in scoring offense and field goal percentage defense.
21 Assists for Indiana against Purdue, the most since the Hoosiers dished out 23 against Penn State on March 3, 2007.

RECRUIT WATCH
Devin Davis, 6-6, F, Indianapolis (Warren Central), 2013: Posted 11 points in Warren Central’s 69-62 loss at Class 4A No. 9 Indianapolis North Central Friday night.
Luke Fischer, 6-11, C, Germantown, Wis., 2013: Scored 26 points in a 75-51 win over Grafton last Friday night, then followed up with 25 points and 11 rebounds against Whitefish Bay Dominican, which included 6-9 sophomore standout Diamond Stone and 6-3 Marquette recruit Duane Wilson Jr.
Collin Hartman, 6-6, F, Indianapolis (Cathedral), 2013: Delivered 19 points and seven rebounds in the Class 4A No. 15 Irish’s 70-61 win over visiting Franklin Central on Saturday, then has just five points in a 64-40 win over Chatard on Tuesday night. Was also named to the City All-Tournament team this week.
NOAH VONLEH, 6-8, F, Haverhill, Mass. (New Hampton Prep), 2013: Provided 13 points, five rebounds and thre blocks Thursday night in a 68-64 victory over South Kent. No stats available from last Friday’s loss to Northfield Mount Hermon.
TROY WILLIAMS, 6-6, F, Hampton, Va. (Oak Hill Academy), 2013: Contributed 12 points and five blocked shots as the Warriors cruised to an 83-30 win over Faith Baptist Christian Academy (Ga.) on Saturday night and had seven points in a 54-53 triple overtime loss to Montrose Christian in the Big Atlantic Classic Wednesday.
James Blackmon Jr., 6-2, G, Fort Wayne (Bishop Luers), 2014: Made a strong showing in a pair of losses, scoring 27 points in an 85-76 loss to Fort Wayne North on Friday, then came up with 41 points and nine rebounds in a 94-78 loss to Bowman Academy on Saturday.

ALL ALONG THE WATCH LIST
Indiana sophomore center Cody Zeller and junior guard Victor Oladipo are two of 12 players on the midseason watch list for the Oscar Robertson Trophy, given annually to the national player of the year by the United States Basketball Writers Association. Other Big Ten nominees are Trey Burke of Michigan and Deshaun Thomas (Fort Wayne Luers) of Ohio State.
Also, IU freshman point guard Yogi Ferrell is one of 12 players on the watch list for the USBWA’s Wayman Tisdale Memorial Trophy for national freshman of the year. Michigan’s Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III are also on the list.

ANOTHER WALK-ON
Already having added IPFW transfer Jonny Marlin as a walk-on before the season started, picking up Manhattan transfer Paul Bayt during the semester break and gaining a commitment from preferred walk-on Andrew Calomeris of Potomac, Md., last week, Indiana gained another walk-on this week.
Joe Fagan, a 6-foot-4 guard from Indianapolis Chatard, committed to the Hoosiers as a preferred walk-on for the class of 2013 according to the Indianapolis Star. Fagan is averaging 14.1 points and 7.0 rebounds for the Trojans but has only played eight games this season because of a separated shoulder.

WORTH WATCHING
Indianapolis Tech will host the second annual Indiana Scholastic Play-by-Play Classic on Saturday. It is a four-game event starting at 3 p.m.
First up will be Fort Wayne Luers and IU 2014 commit James Blackmon Jr. and younger brother Vijay Blackmon (2016 IU offer) against East Chicago Central and Indiana target Hyron Edwards (2015).
The second game at 4:45 pits Lake Central against Indianapolis Cathedral and IU signee Collin Hartman as well as Hoosier target Jalen Coleman (2015).
At 6:30, Conference Indiana leader Indianapolis Pike takes on Fort Wayne Northrop and Purdue recruit Bryson Scott.
The finale at 8 o’clock features host Tech and former IU commit Trey Lyles against future Hoosier Devin Davis.

WOMEN’S UPDATE
IU recruit Alexis Gassion and her Fairborn (Ohio) squad has won 10 straight games. Gassion is averaging a conference-leading 20 points per game, but in a recent outing was held to just eight points. So instead of scoring she handed out a suspected school-record 18 assists and grabbed 12 rebounds for good measure.
Gassion’s future Hoosier teammate, Karlee McBride of Villa Maria (Pa.), has hit a bump in the road of her senior season. She is out indefinitely after suffering a knee injury last week.

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  • Punjab #1


    Friday, February 1, 2013 - 1:44 AM EDT

    Just read that Gary Harris missed most of the second half against Illinois with back spasms. It’s still way too early to speculate on his future, but might MSU have another Bracey Wright on their hands?

  • bart295 #2


    Friday, February 1, 2013 - 7:49 AM EDT

    Luke Fischer is a beast….seems like the injury bug is starting to hit the B1G …hope we are through with our injuries for the year!

  • Chet #3


    Friday, February 1, 2013 - 8:32 AM EDT

    I hope it’s nothing more than a soft tissue injury. Even those can be excruciating when it’s your back. Anyone that’s ever had a lumbar strain can appreciate that.

  • General Miles #4


    Friday, February 1, 2013 - 11:10 AM EDT

  • Larry #5


    Friday, February 1, 2013 - 2:52 PM EDT

    Counting down the hours till the game of the year…that be #1 Michigan at #3 Indiana!!! Wow, we have the wings ready for preparation tomorrow.

  • Mass Hoosier #6


    Saturday, February 2, 2013 - 1:42 AM EDT

    Is Fischer for real? It seems he has been putting up some numbers. Blackmon can fill it up.

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[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_blackmon1.jpg]13570James Blackmon, Jr.
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard James Blackmon Jr. (1)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_zeisloft1.jpg]9990Nick Zeisloft
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Nick Zeisloft (2)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_hoetzel1.jpg]8750Max Hoetzel
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Max Hoetzel (3)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_johnson1.jpg]7860Robert Johnson
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Robert Johnson (4)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_williams1.jpg]8050Troy Williams
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Troy Williams (5)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_burton1.jpg]7300Ryan Burton
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Ryan Burton (10)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_yogi1.jpg]7680Yogi Ferrell
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Yogi Ferrell (11)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_perea1.jpg]7660Hanner Mosquera-Perea
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Hanner Mosquera-Perea (12)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_robinson1.jpg]6540Stanford Robinson
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Stanford Robinson (22)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_ritchie1.jpg]6550Nate Ritchie
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Nate Ritchie (23)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_holt1.jpg]6820Emmitt Holt
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Emmitt Holt (25)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_hartman1.jpg]7660Collin Hartman
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Collin Hartman (30)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_priller1.jpg]8550Tim Priller
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Tim Priller (35)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_april1.jpg]9660Jeremiah April
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers center Jeremiah April (44)

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[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_walter1.jpg]9530Jess Walter
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Jess Walter (2)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_buss1.jpg]20220Tyra Buss
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Tyra Buss (3)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_brooks1.jpg]12080Larryn Brooks
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Larryn Brooks (5)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_agler1.jpg]10910Taylor Agler
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Taylor Agler (10)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_bell2.jpg]8330Nicole Bell
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Nicole Bell (12)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_stratman1.jpg]7540Liz Stratman
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_hulls1.jpg]7870Kaila Hulls
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard/forward Kaila Hulls (15)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_mcbride1.jpg]6800Karlee McBride
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Karlee McBride (21)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_gassion1.jpg]6400Alexis Gassion
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Alexis Gassion (23)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_muensterman1.jpg]9920Maura Meunsterman
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Maura Muensterman (31)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_mize1.jpg]7010Andrea Mize
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Andrea Mize (32)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_cahill1.jpg]6840Amanda Cahill
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Amanda Cahill (33)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_jakubicek1.jpg]6830Claire Jakubicek
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Claire Jakubicek (34)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_leikem1.jpg]6420Lyndsay Leikem
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Lyndsay Leikem (40)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_anderson1.jpg]6470Jenn Anderson
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers center Jenn Anderson (43)
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