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By the numbers
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Games in which Indiana has been outrebounded this season (Wake Forest and Duke). The Hoosiers have won the rebounding battle in all eight of their Big Ten games.
30 Points or more scored in a game twice this season for Yogi Ferrell, who is the first Hoosier with multiple 30-point games in a season since Eric Gordon in 2007-08. In between, only Maurice Creek and Will Sheehey enjoyed a 30-point game.
134 Free throws attempted by Indiana during Big Ten play, which is tied for 11th in the conference. Wisconsin, which attempted 37 free throws against IU on Tuesday, was first with 178 attempts entering play Thursday night.

Yogi tracker
Indiana senior guard Yogi Ferrell leapfrogged his way to seventh on the all-time scoring list at Indiana with his 30-point effort at Wisconsin, passing Christian Watford (1,730), Kent Benson (1,740) and Damon Bailey (1,741). Ferrell is now 229 points behind sixth-place Alan Henderson.

The five made 3-pointers against the Badgers pushed Ferrell past Jordan Hulls into second for 3-pointers made in Big Ten games with 137, 20 behind first-place A.J. Guyton.

Ferrell is also up to 560 career assists, which puts him 39 assists behind Michigan State’s Eric Snow for 10th all-time in Big Ten history.

Earlier this week, the U.S. Basketball Writers Association announced the midseason watch list for the Oscar Robertson Trophy, which included Ferrell. The senior is averaging 17.7 points, 5.8 assists and 4.4 rebounds per game while shooting 48.8 percent from the field.

It’s been a while
The Indiana women’s basketball team picked up its third consecutive win in Big Ten play on Wednesday night against Rutgers, the first time the Hoosiers have won three in a row in conference play since a four-game winning streak in January of 2009. That season saw the Hoosiers go on to post a 23-11 record and reach the WNIT quarterfinals in what turned out to be the high-water mark of coach Felisha Legette-Jack’s tenure.

That 2008-09 season was also the last time Indiana posted a winning record in conference play (12-8), but this year’s Hoosiers sit 5-4 midway through the Big Ten season. The only other .500 or better conference campaigns in the last 15 years were 2007-08, 2005-06 and 2001-02.

Recruit watch
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De’Ron Davis, 6-9, F, Aurora, Colo. (Overland), 2016:
Double-double of 22 points and 15 rebounds led the way in a 63-55 win over Cherokee Trail last Friday, but had just nine points in a 53-50 loss to Grandview on Wednesday.
Grant Gelon, 6-5, G, Crown Point, 2016: Delivered 15 points and seven rebounds in a 61-55 win over Chesterton last Friday, then poured in a game-high 24 points in an 82-61 win over Bowman Academy Saturday.
Devonte Green, 6-2, G, Long Island (Lutheran), N.Y., 2016: Scored a game-high 21 points in a 58-47 victory over Iona Prep on Tuesday.
Curtis Jones, 6-4, G, Highland Springs, Va. (Huntington Prep), 2016: Did not play.
Al Durham, 6-4, G, Lilburn, Ga. (Berkmar), 2017: Had 14 of his game-high 18 points in the fourth quarter of Berkmar’s 66-61 win over Brookwood on Tuesday.

WOMEN
Darby Foresman, 6-3, F, Heritage Christian, 2016:
Limited to five points in a 57-52 loss at Noblesville last Thursday and added 10 points in 54-49 win over Homestead Saturday, but no stats were available from a 48-37 loss to Carmel on Tuesday.
Ria Gulley, 5-9, G, San Antonio (Clark), Texas, 2016: Posted Nine points, four rebounds and four assists in 48-43 win over San Antonio Brennan last Saturday, then had 11 points in a 75-36 romp over San Antonio Jay on Wednesday.
Bre Wickware, 6-1, F, Denton (Guyer), Texas, 2016: Dropped in 10 points in a 61-47 win over Justin Northwest last Friday and had 13 points in 66-39 win over Keller Fossil Ridge on Tuesday.
Bailey Broadnax, 6-0, F, Crowley, Texas (Hill Junior College), 2016: Has not played since Dec. 4. No further information available.
Alexis Johnson, 6-1, F, Houston, Texas (Kinkaid), 2017: No stats available.
Linsey Marchese, 6-4, C, Lawrenceville, Ga. (Archer), 2017: Paced a 58-41 win over South Gwinnett on Tuesday with 19 points and nine rebounds.
Bree Boles, 6-3, F, Lapel, 2018: Limited to 10 points and 10 rebounds in 61-41 loss to Covenant Christian last Saturday, then had 23 points and 13 rebounds in a 58-47 loss to Wapahani on Tuesday.

2 comments

  1. Thank You for this summary of how important and how “Good” Yogi has been as a Hoosier. I see his “few” mistakes just like everyone else. I also see how much he cares (dive on the floor for balls, take on much bigger players on defense, etc.), how much he contributes in ways that don’t show up in stats, and how valuable in the “nuts and bolts” of points, assists, etc. he has been for 3 1/2 years. I am always “dumbfounded” by the harsh criticism he receives here. He is without question, in my mind, someone who is and should be recognized as one of the all time Great Hoosiers.

  2. Unfortunately ‘All-Time Great Hoosier’ needs to have deep tournament run notation with those stats. It’s just the reality of how these reunion things work. Regardless of coach or players around him, he will be no more an ‘All-Time’ anything than Zeller, Dipo, Hulls, Eric Gordon, DJ White, etc. He still has this season to be part of a Hoosier deep run…Let’s hope he moves into the realm of memories and clutch moments on the biggest stages in the game(that’s not Sweet 16’s at Indiana).

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