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10 comments by   |   Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 3:18 pm EDT

NUMBERS GAME
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.

RECRUIT WATCH
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.

POSTSEASON HONORS
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.

MISS 3,000
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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10 comments:
#1
Laffy
Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 3:39 PM EDT

Maybe I’m misunderstanding something, but I thought Dustin said in the chat today we’re #1 in free throw percentage and yet you say we’re # 7.

What’s up with that?

 
#2 Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 3:58 PM EDT

Laffy,
IU is first in the Big Ten counting all games and seventh counting Big Ten games only. So they haven’t been great so far in league play, but obviously, we’re talking about free throws, so it’s not like they get that much harder with competition.

 
#3
Laffy
Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 4:03 PM EDT

Well, based on what you said during chat, that’s not necessarily true.

Part of it is fatigue…..against Cupcakes, they aren’t as tired.

Plus, in the Big Ten, there is more pressure because the games are usually closer instead of blow-outs.

 
#4
IllHustle
Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 4:28 PM EDT

I hope Miss Buss lives up to the hype. I have never seen a kid with so much hype on you tube, personal web pages etc. I keep asking myself why isn’t she going to Uconn?

 
#5
SheilaE
Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 6:44 PM EDT

IIIHustle, Uconn does not have an interest….come on…who are your kidding.

 
#6
SheilaE
Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 6:45 PM EDT

sorry….*spelling correction* who are you kidding?

 
#7 Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 9:49 PM EDT

Is it wrong that I may be more excited about next year’s IU team than this year’s?

 
#8
Ron
Friday, January 25, 2013 - 9:35 AM EDT

Ok to do a rant here? Or do I need to get in line?

I call next.

This ncaa group is getting to be an embarrassment. First, our two guys and the bumper sticker fiasco. That was what, nine games.

Than you get the Muhammad thing at UCLA. Investigator’s boyfriend talk on a plane and the ncaa gives up. Tarnished investigation. He’s out three games. Ahhh, but he shows up at post interview with a Gucci backback. Apparently cheap at $990.00. But this is LA. And it could have been a China duplicate knock-off.

Than you get the Miami / Missouri coach thing going. And that investigation is compromised and best guess nothing will come of it.

Kind of hard being overseen by a joke of an institution.

 
#9
MikeC
Friday, January 25, 2013 - 9:04 PM EDT

jeremy, very dissapointed about there only being one women’s recruit mentioned in your trending article. You had mentioned in the past that you were going to cover the women a little more in the trending articles?

 
#10 Friday, January 25, 2013 - 9:18 PM EDT

Mike,
I said I would continue to include the women’s recruits in these articles. But for a lot of reasons, a recruit-by-recruit recap isn’t happening.

 


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