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NUMBERS GAME
4 Victor Oladipo is now tied with Luke Recker for the fourth-most steals in a single season with 59. Isiah Thomas is third with 62 in 1979-80. Thomas is also first with 74 in 1980-81. Quinn Buckner is second with 65.
5 Road win in Big Ten play for IU, clinching a winning road record in conference play for the first time since 2008.
85 Points needed for Christian Watford to tie Brian Evans for 10th on the all-time scoring list at Indiana.

K-QUARTET?
Christian Watford entered the season with over 1,000 career points, and Jordan Hulls joined him on Nov. 15 with a 3 against Sam Houston State. Now two more Hoosiers are on the precipice of 1,000 career points as well. Victor Oladipo is closest with 983 points entering Saturday’s game against Purdue, while Cody Zeller is right behind with 975. That makes it a very real possibility that both players could reach the milestone at Assembly Hall and give Indiana four 1,000-point scorers in the starting lineup.

RECRUIT WATCH
DEVIN DAVIS, 6-6, F, Indianapolis (Warren Central), 2013: Scored 12 points in last Thursday’s 68-50 win over Lawrence Central, then had 11 points in a 54-47 loss at Carmel on Tuesday night.
LUKE FISCHER, 6-11, C, Germantown, Wis., 2013: By his standards, a fairly quiet week with 11 points in a 78-35 romp over Port Washington last Friday and 13 points in an easy 80-48 win over Hartford on Saturday.
COLLIN HARTMAN, 6-6, F, Indianapolis (Cathedral), 2013: Strong performance with 17 points in a 65-47 victory at Roncalli last Thursday, followed by four points in a 77-70 win over Heritage Christian on Saturday.
STANFORD ROBINSON, 6-4, G, Fairfax, Va. (Findlay Prep, Las Vegas), 2014: Had eight points and nine rebounds for the top-ranked Pilots in a 109-65 win over Planet Athlete Academy last Friday.
NOAH VONLEH, 6-8, F, Haverhill, Mass. (New Hampton Prep), 2013: Posted a double-double of 11 points and 14 rebounds last Wednesday in a 92-86 win over Bridgton Academy. No stats for Vonleh were available in a 66-60 loss to South Kent on Sunday.
TROY WILLIAMS, 6-6, F, Hampton, Va. (Oak Hill Academy), 2013: Enjoyed his first career triple-double with 10 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in a 102-51 win over Mt. Zion Monday, then had 15 points and seven rebounds in a 73-60 win over New Hope Christian Tuesday.
JAMES BLACKMON JR., 6-2, G, Fort Wayne (Bishop Luers), 2014: Maintained his torrid scoring pace in a pair of victories, pouring in 32 points against Fort Wayne Canterbury and 24 points against Traders Point Christian.

MIKE AND RONALD
IU signees Noah Vonleh and Troy Williams were selected to the West team for the 2013 Jordan Brand Classic, which announced its rosters on Tuesday. The high school all-star game will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. on April 13 at 8 p.m. and air nationally on ESPN2. Vonleh is the only Hoosier to earn a spot in the McDonald’s All-American Game, which will take place at 9:30 p.m. on April 3 at the United Center in Chicago. He is the 27th IU signee to appear in the game and gives the Hoosiers representation for the third straight year, following Cody Zeller in 2011 and Yogi Ferrell in 2012. Vonleh is the first player from his high school, New Hampton Prep, to make the McDonald’s All-American team since Rashad McCants (UNC) in 2002.

WOMEN’S RECRUITS WIND DOWN
The girls’ basketball season is nearing a close in many states, and some 2013 IU women’s basketball recruits are still making headlines:
Alexis Gassion, a 5-foot-10 wing, became the all-time leading scorer in Fairborn High School girls’ basketball history, scoring 16 points last Wednesday to break the record. She added nine points in another win Saturday to reach 1,236 career points.
Lyndsay Leikem, a 6-1 forward, has her Flowing Wells squad in the Arizona Division II state tournament, where they will play in the semifinals on Saturday.
Taylor Agler, a 5-9 guard, will lead Oletangy Orange (Ohio) into the opener of the Division I district tournament Saturday with a record of 19-2 and a OCC-Capital Division crown.
Tyra Buss, a 5-7 2014 recruit, scored 30 of her 48 points after dislocating her left shoulder to help Mt. Carmel to a sectional semifinal win Monday, but she scored 20 points, her lowest scoring game of the season, in a 57-34 loss to Teutopolis Thursday night. Buss finished with the most made field goals in a single season in Illinois history and is now the state’s second-leading scorer all-time with 3,431 points.

QUOTABLE
“That was one of the most hostile environments we’ve played in, besides Indiana.” — Michigan’s Trey Burke after loss at Michigan State Tuesday.

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