RECORDS & AWARDS
No. 5/5 Indiana Visits Penn State Monday
January 4, 2013Richmond High School
IU SPORTS INFORMATION
THE OPENING TIP
Indiana was also picked by the Big Ten media to win the conference championship. The Hoosiers, who have won 20 Big Ten titles, including 11 outright, have the best winning percentage in league game history winning 59.5 percent of its conference tilts (820-558). The Hoosiers will play its Big Ten home opener on January 12 against Minnesota.
Patrick Chambers is in his second year at Penn State and has a 20-24 record with the Nittany Lions. Overall, it is his fourth season as a head coach after spending two years at Boston. His overall record is 62-52.
THE STARTING FIVE
The Hoosiers are 12-9 away from Assembly Hall since the start of the 2011-12 season and have won three of its last four Big Ten road games dating back to last year (Purdue, Minnesota, Iowa). IU has the second best overall record against Division I programs among Big Ten teams with a 40-10 record in its last 50 games.
Indiana leads the nation in scoring (87.9), scoring differential (28.3) and are second nationally in free throws made per game (20.4) and free throws attempted per game (26.9).
The Hoosiers are the only team in the Big Ten with five players averaging 11 points or better per game (Zeller, 16.6; Oladipo, 13.6; Watford, 12.5; Sheehey, 12.4; Hulls, 10.9).
The biggest statistical improvement for the Hoosiers has been their rebounding. Last year at this time, they were outrebounding their opponents 35.6 to 32.4, while this year they lead the Big Ten in rebounding margin with 42.5 boards to 29.8 (+12.7, 4th in the country).
He had 19 points and 10 boards against Iowa and leads the conference in rebounds (8.1), free throws made per game (5.3) and attempted (7.3). In the last five games, he is shooting 83.3 percent from the charity stripe making 35-of-42 charity tosses.