Trending now: IU basketball news and notes

By the numbers
All-Big Ten Tournament selections all-time for Indiana, with Cody Zeller in 2013 the only selection in the past decade. Other were Tom Coverdale from 2001-03, Jared Jeffries in 2001 and Kirk Haston in 2001.
11 wins all-time at the Big Ten Tournament for the No. 7 seed (Indiana this year) against 17 losses.
12 years since Indiana won two games at the Big Ten Tournament, which is what the Hoosiers likely need to do this year in order to make the NCAA Tournament.

Not so big at the conference tourney
Indiana’s struggles at the Big Ten Tournament are well-documented, and the Hoosiers’ paltry 10-17 record all-time is shared among three coaches — Bob Knight at 1-3, Tom Crean at 2-6 and Mike Davis at 7-6.

With so many short stays, the Hoosiers aren’t exactly prominent in the individual record books either, but Jeff Newton does hold the career Big Ten Tournament record with 16 blocked shots from 2000-03. Newton also has the single-game blocks record with seven against Iowa on March 9, 2002.

Dane Fife shares the record for steals in the tournament title game with three others after recording four against Iowa on March 11, 2001.

The Hoosiers are also represented by Christian Watford, who is tied for the single-game best free throw percentage after a perfect 10-of-10 at the line against Penn State on March 8, 2012.

Back home again in Illinois
Indiana redshirt junior Nick Zeisloft will be making his third trip back to his home state of Illinois this week for the Big Ten Tournament. That stands to be a good thing for the Hoosiers, as Zeisloft has gone a combined 7-of-13 from 3 in his two previous games, averaging 11 points per game against Illinois and Northwestern.

The La Grange, Ill., native has been among the hottest Hoosiers as of late, scoring in double digits in each of the last four games, averaging 14.3 points and hitting 17-of-27 (63 percent) from 3.

Yogi tracker
Yogi Ferrell grabbed seven rebounds against Michigan State last Saturday, becoming just the fifth Hoosier with 1,000 points, 400 assists and 300 rebounds in his career, joining Tom Coverdale, Damon Bailey, Randy Wittman and A.J. Guyton.

With 1,309 career points, Ferrell is just nine behind Jordan Hulls for 26th on the IU all-time list. Ted Kitchel is 25th with 1,336 points.

Ferrell also extended his school record streak of consecutive games with a made 3-pointer to 62 against the Spartans.

He also has a career-high 155 assists this season, the most by an Indiana player since Tom Coverdale’s 178 in 2002. With 427 assists in his career, Ferrell is now just five shy of tying Wittman for sixth on IU all-time list.

Men’s recruit watch
Juwan Morgan, 6-7, F, Waynesville, Mo., 2015:
Scored a game-high 16 points in a 39-37 loss to O.G. Anunoby and Jefferson City in the district title game last Thursday.
O.G. Anunoby, 6-7, G/F, Jefferson City, Mo., 2015: Posted 14 points to help his team to a 39-37 win over Morgan and Waynesville in the district final last Thursday.

Women’s recruit watch
Kym Royster, 6-2, F, Newark, Ohio, 2015:
Celebrated her birthday with 20 points and seven rebounds in a 63-33 win over Logan in the district title game Saturday.
Darby Foresman, 6-3, F, Heritage Christian, 2016: Had six points, seven rebounds, two assists and two blocks in a 73-53 win over Fort Wayne Canterbury in the Class 2A title game on Saturday.


  1. Iowa is the lowest seed ever (#6) to win the tourney, in 2001 (coach: Steve Alford).

  2. Spending the winter in Lake County, Florida. Watched two games with Ben Simmons (ranked #1 HS kid and headed to LSU). One game with Tacko Falls (ranked #94). Kid is 7’5″ and 250 lbs. Found out today Lake County High School has a history teacher named Bill Hodges. Ring any bells?

  3. Jeremy, didn’t you leave out Kelvin Sampson’s B1G tournament record? The numbers don’t add up.

  4. The 2001 Iowa team had Luke Recker after he bolted from IU. I will never forget the Image of Recker and Alford jumping up and down and embracing after the horn sounded. That’s the day I stopped being a Steve Alford fan.

  5. Post #2 is the post of a retard: sounds like they won, imbecile. Let’s see Clown Crean do that.

    Chewt and Podwanker are your typical Kentucky fans. Stupid but vocal.

  6. Chet, he’s not coaching, just filling in as a substitute teacher. Leesburg paper has the story ‘daily He was never able to talk with Larry due to the Mom. Hodges finally found the grandmother who had Larry & Hodges over for iced tea. Deal was sealed when Larry learned both Hughes and himself spent the summer bailing hay.

  7. Jeremy,

    Yogi has 1,320 career points, not 1309 as reported. He currently is in 26th place (two points ahead of Jordy, who is now in 27th place) .

  8. >>Boomer,
    You are correct. I foolishly trusted the IU postgame notes from Saturday.<<

    I know how that goes because I foolishly trusted the IU postgame notes, too. But I saw the 1320 posted somewhere else and did the math on my own and found the 1320 was correct. Second time this year I've noticed stats in the IU postgame notes to be incorrect. Math will do that to a person from time to time.

Comments are closed.