0 Number of times Indiana has been outrebounded this season.
11 Assists per game averaged so far this season by the Hoosiers, who posted a 14.3 assist per game average one year ago.
15 Indiana has now won 15 consecutive times following a loss. The Hoosiers’ last two-game losing streak came against Ohio State and Nebraska in January of 2012.
JAMES BLACKMON JR., 6-3, G, Marion, 2014: Made his Marion debut an impressive one, breaking his father’s single-game scoring record with 54 points against Irvington Prep. Followed that up with 39 points in an 85-84 loss to Lawrence North. Now 15-of-26 this season from 3.
ROBERT JOHNSON, 6-3, G, Chesterfield, Va., Benedictine Prep, 2014: Averaging 27 points per game through the first three contests, Johnson scored 27 and 35 in last week’s two wins as the Cadets improved to 3-0. He’s now 10-of-21 from 3 this season.
MAX HOETZEL, 6-7, F, Calabasas, Calif., Wilbraham and Monson Academy, 2014: The Titans are 1-1 on the season, but no stats available.
AS GOOD AS GORDON
Duke freshman Jabari Parker started the season with seven straight 20-point games, the first freshman to do that since Indiana’s Eric Gordon in 2007-08. Parker scored just 19 in his next game against Arizona, snapping the streak.
BACK ON THE BUSS
Reigning Illinois Miss Basketball and IU women’s signee Tyra Buss is back on her record-setting pace to start the 2013-14 season for Mt. Carmel (Ill.). Buss opened the season with a 49-point game and had a season-high 50 in a 66-60 win over Guerin Catholic at the Robinson (Ill.) Tourney on Nov. 30. She was 15-of-33 from the field in the game, including 8-of-17 3s, to go with 10 steals, three rebounds and two assists. Buss is averaging 44.5 points per game en route to a 5-1 start to the season, a healthy start toward breaking her Illinois state record 38.5 ppg average last year.