5: Number of wire-to-wire victories by the Hoosiers this season.
7: IU’s rank among Big Ten teams in free-throw percentage.
8.3: Steals per game for Michigan State, best in the conference.
50: points per game allowed by Indiana against Penn State in two games.
DEVIN DAVIS, 6-6, F, Indianapolis (Warren Central), 2013: Posted eight points for the Warriors in a 53-45 conference win over Terre Haute South last Friday.
LUKE FISCHER, 6-11, C, Germantown, Wis., 2013: Kept his squad unbeaten since March 15, 2011, with 27 points in a 73-60 win over Whitefish Bay last Friday night.
COLLIN HARTMAN, 6-6, F, Indianapolis (Cathedral), 2013: Came up big with a double-double of 13 points and 13 rebounds to help the Irish win the City Tournament title game over Trey Lyles and Indianapolis Tech.
STANFORD ROBINSON, 6-4, G, Fairfax, Va. (Findlay Prep, Las Vegas), 2013: Enjoyed a big game with 16 points, eight rebounds and three assists in a 71-47 win over Thurgood Marshall (Ohio) Friday at the Flyin’ to the Hoop Invitational. Was quiet with two points in a 62-59 upset of No. 1 Monteverde but held IU target D’Angelo Russell to just five points defensively Monday at the Hoop Hall Classic.
NOAH VONLEH, 6-8, F, Haverhill, Mass. (New Hampton Prep), 2013: Had eight points in a 61-59 loss to Notre Dame Prep in the BABC Basketball Showcase last Saturday, then posted nine points, five rebounds, an assist and a steal in a high-profile 55-47 loss to Huntington Prep and No. 1 recruit Andrew Wiggins Monday at the Hoop Hall Classic.
TROY WILLIAMS, 6-6, F, Hampton, Va. (Oak Hill Academy), 2013: Finished with 11 points, eight rebounds and a block in an 81-68 loss to No. 2 recruit Jabari Parker and Chicago Simeon at the Hoop Hall Classic Monday.
JAMES BLACKMON JR., 6-2, G, Fort Wayne (Bishop Luers), 2014: The offensive onslaught continued with 29 points in a 64-55 vs. Fort Wayne Wayne last Friday and 38 points in a 76-59 victory at Muncie Burris Saturday.
Four members of Indiana’s 2013 recruiting class have been nominated as McDonald’s All-Americans. Luke Fischer, Stanford Robinson, Noah Vonleh and Troy Williams were among the 800 nominees announced last Thursday.
The final roster of 24 will be announced during a special selection show on ESPNU Feb. 14 at 5 p.m. The 2013 McDonald’s All-American game will take place April 3 at the United Center in Chicago.
Vonleh was also named to the USA Junior National Select team for the Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, Ore., on April 20.
Indiana women’s basketball recruit Tyra Buss continues to make a name for herself, surpassing the 3,000-point mark for her career with 39 points in a 73-43 win for Mt. Carmel (Ill.) at the Lady Eagle Winter Classic last Friday night, with future coach Curt Miller on hand. She is the first junior in Illinois basketball history to reach 3,000 career points as a junior.
For an encore, Buss set a school and gym record with a career-high 54 points to lead Mt. Carmel (23-0) to a 73-64 win over Goreville in the title game Saturday night, earning MVP honors for the third straight year.
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