IPFW Looks for Season Sweep of Jaguars
February 22, 2014HOOSIER SPORTS 365
SCOUTING THE JAGUARS
IUPUI comes into the game having won one of its last 11 games, with that victory coming last Thursday at home against Denver by a 59-49 score.
In the middle of February, CollegeInsider.com put out its Top 100 Sexiest in College Basketball. Listed among the groupings, in no particular order, was IPFW's Tony Jasick. A few days later MidMajorMadness.com put out its list of 10 Sexiest Mid-Major Basketball coaches, where Jasick topped the list. We're not sure if GQ is in fact calling, but if they do, we can make that work as well.
IPFW's 19-9 start this season is the fifth-best 28-game record in program history, and is the best in IPFW's NCAA Division I era.
A WINNING PACE
IPFW's 19 wins this season stand as the fourth-most wins in a single-season in program history. The school record for wins is 23, set in 1992-93 by the squad that advanced to the NCAA Division II National Tournament.
DON'T CALL IT A COMEBACK
Ok, well, you can call it a comeback if you want - we're just taking the advice of LL Cool J. On January 30, IPFW overcame a 15-point deficit to beat the Omaha Mavericks at home. It tied IPFW's NCAA Division I record for the largest deficit recorded in an IPFW win, tied with a December 10, 2011 game, also against Omaha. The largest comeback in IPFW's Division I history came on January 20, 2011 at North Dakota State where the team had an 18-point deficit and won.
Former Mastodon standout Frank Gaines was selected with the first pick in the second round by the Maine Red Claws in the 2013 NBA Development League draft. In 29 games with the Red Claws, Gaines is averaging 19.7 points per game, which ranks second on his squad and 11th in the D-League.
IPFW seniors Luis Jacobo and Michael Kibiloski rank 9th and 10th, respectively in career three-pointers made. Jacobo has 126 while Kibiloski sits at 124 made three-pointers. The next player ahead of the pair is Frank Gaines who has 139. Below are the top-10 all-time in school history in career three-pointers made.