By the numbers
3 Overtime games this season for Indiana, the most overtime games in a season since playing three in 2003-04 and also going 2-1.
9 Turnovers for IU against Michigan State, a season low and the fewest since the Hoosiers had just nine against Maryland on March 6, 2016.
163 Wins at Indiana for head coach Tom Crean, surpassing Everett Dean for the third-most in IU history. Bob Knight is first (662) and Branch McCracken is second (364).
Junior guard James Blackmon Jr.’s climb up the all-time IU scoring list is on pause since his injury at Michigan, where he scored just four points. That still moved him past Rick Calloway for 46th with 1,076 points, but Blackmon remains 19 points behind Daryl Thomas for 45th.
A night to remember
Indiana’s first triple overtime game in 30 years produced a number of performances that were eye-opening, if not record-breaking.
In addition to the four players scoring a career high in points — Thomas Bryant (31), Robert Johnson (27), Josh Newkirk (27) and Devonte Green (10) — this was the first time this season a team has had at least three players score 27 points. It was the first time three IU players scored 20 or more since Dec. 27, 2014, against Georgetown at Madison Square Garden when Yogi Ferrell (27), Troy Williams (23) and James Blackmon Jr. (22) accomplished the feat in an overtime loss.
The same Hoosier quartet also was the first to log 40 minutes or more since Eric Gordon, D.J. White, Armon Bassett and Jordan Crawford did so in an overtime loss at Penn State on March 9, 2008.
Johnson was the first IU player to log 50 minutes since both Marshall Strickland and Bracey Wright did so against Iowa on Feb. 7, 2004, in a double overtime loss to Iowa at Assembly Hall.
As a team, Indiana’s 56 rebounds were the most since the Hoosiers hauled in 58 against Evansville on Nov. 26, 1983.
Al Durham, 6-4, G, Lilburn, Ga., 2017: Hit the game-winning jumper at the buzzer in Berkmar’s 49-47 win over Meadowcreek for the final two of his 12 points on Tuesday, scored 22 points in a 67-44 win over Lakeside last Saturday and was named to the Atlanta Tipoff Club All-Metro Midseason Team.
Clifton Moore, 6-10, F, Horsham, Pa., 2017: Scored 17 points in Hatboro-Horsham’s 59-52 win over Souderton on Tuesday.
Justin Smith, 6-7, F, Lincolnshire, Ill., 2017: Posted a double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds in Stevenson’s 69-53 loss to Benet on Tuesday. Scored 20 points in an 82-46 win over Mundelein last Friday.
Alexis Johnson, 6-1, F, Houston, Texas, 2017: No stats available.
Linsey Marchese, 6-4, C, Lawrenceville, Ga., 2017: Chipped in 12 points in Archer’s 67-26 win over Rockdale County Tuesday after scoring 20 points in a 66-46 win over South Gwinnett last Friday.
Jaelynn Penn, 5-9, G, Louisville, Ky., 2017: Won the Joyce Seymour Offense Award as a member of the all-tourney team at the Louisville Invitational Tournament. Finished with 11 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists in No. 1 Butler’s 85-57 win over No. 2 Male in the title game after collecting 11 points, eight rebounds and five assists in an 81-63 semifinal win over Sacred Heart on last Saturday. Also had 14 points and six rebounds in 70-39 quarterfinal win over South Warren.
Keyanna Warthen, 5-10, G, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 2017: Poured in 25 points in a 60-56 loss to South Broward in the finals of the BCAA Big 8 Girls Tournament semifinals last Saturday. Had 22 points, nine steals and seven rebounds in a 65-39 semifinal win over Flanagan last Friday.
Bendu Yeaney, 5-10, G, Portland, Ore., 2017: Scored 29 points in St. Mary’s Academy’s 57-48 win over Newburgh last week.
Grace Berger, 5-10, G, Louisville, Ky., 2018: Made the Louisville Invitational Tournament all-tourney team. Had 21 points and six rebounds in No. 5 Sacred Heart’s 56-45 quarterfinal win over Simon Kenton. No stats available from semifinal loss to Butler. Scored 12 points on Tuesday in a 67-48 win over Central.