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By the numbers
6 Number of times Indiana has made at least eight 3-pointers in a game, including Tuesday’s contest at Wisconsin. The Hoosiers are 3-3 in such games.
14 Consecutive games since an Indiana opponent committed more than 15 turnovers. The last foe to exceed that number was Kennesaw State with 18 on Dec. 22.
18 Points scored by Noah Vonleh against the Badgers, his highest scoring game since a 19-point effort at Penn State on Jan. 11, and the second-highest scoring game of the freshman’s career.

Recruit watch
James Blackmon Jr., 6-3, G, Marion, 2014:
Scored 24 at Muncie Central Friday, 29 against Fort Wayne Wayne Saturday and 32 points, 13 rebounds against Fort Wayne South Tuesday, all wins. Blackmon broke his father’s single-season scoring record (637 points) in the process. He is now 12th on the Indiana career scoring list, just 28 points behind Delray Brooks for 10th.
Robert Johnson, 6-3, G, Chesterfield, Va., Benedictine Prep, 2014: Had 28 points, eight rebounds and four assists in a 76-62 win over Millwood last Thursday.
Max Hoetzel, 6-7, F, Calabasas, Calif., Wilbraham and Monson Academy, 2014: Combined with teammate Curtis Cobb to account for 39 points in a 74-63 win over Brimmer and May last Saturday.

Climbing the ranks
Indiana senior Will Sheehey now has 1,028 career points and is just two points away from surpassing Harry “Butch” Joyner for 45th on the Indiana all-time scoring list. Sheehey is only 10 points behind Jay Edwards for 44th. Rick Calloway is also within reach at 1,073.

Women in the postseason
Next year’s freshmen class for Curt Miller and the IU women’s basketball team are aiming for state titles as high school seniors.

Amanda Cahill of Clyde, Ohio, had 11 points and seven rebounds as the fourth-ranked Fliers cruised to Division II sectional championship last week. Cahill and company continue the postseason Thursday night.

Jess Walter of Midland, Mich., was named as one of six finalists for the Michigan Miss Basketball Award last Saturday. Walter begins district play this week.

Evansville Mater Dei’s Maura Muensterman had 25 points Saturday to lead the Wildcats over Madison for the Class 2A Jasper Regional title.

The only player whose season is over is Tyra Buss of Mt. Carmel. Her Aces lost for the fourth straight year to Teutopolis in the sectional championship game. Buss finished with a season-low 15 points.

2 comments

  1. Jeremy, thank you for again including information about the progress of the women’s recruits. I know that you sometimes get a little upset by my continuing to ask you for women’s information but, as a 67 year old women’s fan who at times is “social media” challenged, I really appreciate your efforts. Keep up the good work and Go Hoosiers!!

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