Gordon’s 30 leads IU past Wilmington, 95-71

  • 11/20/2007 9:25 pm in

gordonclose4.jpgAfter trailing 18-8 early in the first half, No. 8 Indiana went on a 44-14 run and crushed visiting UNC Wilmington 95-71 Tuesday night in Assembly Hall.

The win moved Indiana to 3-0 this season and extended their winning streak at Assembly Hall to 20.

Eric Gordon led the way for the Hoosiers with 30 points.

Gordon was 8 of 12 from the field and 12 of 13 from the free throw line. He also added six assists and three steals.

Gordon’s running mate in the backcourt, Armon Bassett, had 19 points on 5 of 8 shooting. Jordan Crawford came off the bench to score 15 points and D.J. White had 12.

The Hoosiers shot 60 percent from the field and hit 24 of 28 free throws for 85 percent.

The Seahawks (1-2) struggled after their early 10-point lead, committing 17 first-half turnovers. In all, UNC Wilmington committed 26 turnovers, leading to 43 points by Indiana.

Todd Hendley led UNC Wilmington with 20 points.

Indiana returns to action on Friday night at 8:30 against Illinois State in the Chicago Invitational Challenge at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. That game will be shown on the Big Ten Network.

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  • Chuck

    There was one reason the game tonight turned around… Lance Stemler! The best move Sampson made was to start Thomas and bring Stemler off the bench. All the people commenting that Stemler should not play anymore got a good dose of humble pie tonight. I surely hope nobody boos him again! Yes Gordon, Basset, Crawford, Thomas, and White were solid but, the defense and intensity of Stemler turned the game around.

  • Chuck

    There was one reason the game tonight turned around… Lance Stemler! The best move Sampson made was to start Thomas and bring Stemler off the bench. All the people commenting that Stemler should not play anymore got a good dose of humble pie tonight. I surely hope nobody boos him again! Yes Gordon, Basset, Crawford, Thomas, and White were solid but, the defense and intensity of Stemler turned the game around.

  • Chuck

    There was one reason the game tonight turned around… Lance Stemler! The best move Sampson made was to start Thomas and bring Stemler off the bench. All the people commenting that Stemler should not play anymore got a good dose of humble pie tonight. I surely hope nobody boos him again! Yes Gordon, Basset, Crawford, Thomas, and White were solid but, the defense and intensity of Stemler turned the game around.

  • Agree with you 100% Chuck, I thought Lance played a great game. He was all over the floor diving for balls and he really got the crowd into the game.

  • Agree with you 100% Chuck, I thought Lance played a great game. He was all over the floor diving for balls and he really got the crowd into the game.

  • Agree with you 100% Chuck, I thought Lance played a great game. He was all over the floor diving for balls and he really got the crowd into the game.

  • McNasty

    Although he played a great game tonight, I think Stemler plays a better role coming off the bench and providing that spark. I’d prefer not to see him start, personally.

  • McNasty

    Although he played a great game tonight, I think Stemler plays a better role coming off the bench and providing that spark. I’d prefer not to see him start, personally.

  • McNasty

    Although he played a great game tonight, I think Stemler plays a better role coming off the bench and providing that spark. I’d prefer not to see him start, personally.

  • Hoosier Hound

    I agree that Stemler came in with some intensity, especially on defense. But it was Armon Bassett that turned the game around. He just willed himself into the lane and drew a foul three straight times until he gave Indiana the lead with a three-point play. He may have the smallest shoulders of any Hoosier, but those shoulders carried the whole team when they were down in the first half. Once Bassett had gotten the Hoosiers the lead, Gordon took it from there and what a sight he always is.

    But I was freaked out when I looked down to see Bassett sitting all alone on the bench during a time out in the second half with a trainer standing over him. What happened? I didn’t see anything occur during the game. Please tell me it was nothing serious. I can’t take the stress!

  • Hoosier Hound

    I agree that Stemler came in with some intensity, especially on defense. But it was Armon Bassett that turned the game around. He just willed himself into the lane and drew a foul three straight times until he gave Indiana the lead with a three-point play. He may have the smallest shoulders of any Hoosier, but those shoulders carried the whole team when they were down in the first half. Once Bassett had gotten the Hoosiers the lead, Gordon took it from there and what a sight he always is.

    But I was freaked out when I looked down to see Bassett sitting all alone on the bench during a time out in the second half with a trainer standing over him. What happened? I didn’t see anything occur during the game. Please tell me it was nothing serious. I can’t take the stress!

  • Hoosier Hound

    I agree that Stemler came in with some intensity, especially on defense. But it was Armon Bassett that turned the game around. He just willed himself into the lane and drew a foul three straight times until he gave Indiana the lead with a three-point play. He may have the smallest shoulders of any Hoosier, but those shoulders carried the whole team when they were down in the first half. Once Bassett had gotten the Hoosiers the lead, Gordon took it from there and what a sight he always is.

    But I was freaked out when I looked down to see Bassett sitting all alone on the bench during a time out in the second half with a trainer standing over him. What happened? I didn’t see anything occur during the game. Please tell me it was nothing serious. I can’t take the stress!

  • Hoosier Hound

    Also, for everyone who wasn’t at the game, I want to explain what turned the game around. At the second tv timeout of the first half, IU was still down by about 5 or 6. But during the stop, Tracy Porter and Josiah Sears brought out the Old Oaken Bucket to a standing ovation. From that point on it was just about all Hoosiers. More than a coincidence, I would say. That Bucket has supernatural powers.

  • Hoosier Hound

    Also, for everyone who wasn’t at the game, I want to explain what turned the game around. At the second tv timeout of the first half, IU was still down by about 5 or 6. But during the stop, Tracy Porter and Josiah Sears brought out the Old Oaken Bucket to a standing ovation. From that point on it was just about all Hoosiers. More than a coincidence, I would say. That Bucket has supernatural powers.

  • Hoosier Hound

    Also, for everyone who wasn’t at the game, I want to explain what turned the game around. At the second tv timeout of the first half, IU was still down by about 5 or 6. But during the stop, Tracy Porter and Josiah Sears brought out the Old Oaken Bucket to a standing ovation. From that point on it was just about all Hoosiers. More than a coincidence, I would say. That Bucket has supernatural powers.

  • Hoosier Hound:

    Word on the street is Bassett was cramping up a bit.

  • Hoosier Hound:

    Word on the street is Bassett was cramping up a bit.

  • Hoosier Hound:

    Word on the street is Bassett was cramping up a bit.

  • kelin

    Anyone want me to recap the Tiffin v Wayne State game last night….that is what comcast local aired…….thanks btn and comcast

  • kelin

    Anyone want me to recap the Tiffin v Wayne State game last night….that is what comcast local aired…….thanks btn and comcast

  • kelin

    Anyone want me to recap the Tiffin v Wayne State game last night….that is what comcast local aired…….thanks btn and comcast

  • ray

    who won kelin, wayne state? yeah, that sucks to hear that people are caught in a contract with cable providers that refuse to give their audiences what they want. i say, get rid of comcast as early as possible regardless of what they promise in the future. they’ve dropped the ball. i went with dish network which ends up being the cheapest alternative i think, and man…i really enjoy seeing all the iu games and getting a sneak peak at the big ten teams. from what i’ve seen thus far, here is my prediction for the big ten race: iu, wisconsin, michigan state, illinois, ohio state, and then, who knows? after hearing about purdue nearly being upset by a 1-5 lipscomb team last night, i wonder if they are as great as tom izzo believed prior to the season! for those of you that didn’t hear it, tom izzo thought that purdue would be among the biggest challengers for the big ten championship…i must say, there are a number of other teams with far better potential in the big ten than purdue.

  • ray

    who won kelin, wayne state? yeah, that sucks to hear that people are caught in a contract with cable providers that refuse to give their audiences what they want. i say, get rid of comcast as early as possible regardless of what they promise in the future. they’ve dropped the ball. i went with dish network which ends up being the cheapest alternative i think, and man…i really enjoy seeing all the iu games and getting a sneak peak at the big ten teams. from what i’ve seen thus far, here is my prediction for the big ten race: iu, wisconsin, michigan state, illinois, ohio state, and then, who knows? after hearing about purdue nearly being upset by a 1-5 lipscomb team last night, i wonder if they are as great as tom izzo believed prior to the season! for those of you that didn’t hear it, tom izzo thought that purdue would be among the biggest challengers for the big ten championship…i must say, there are a number of other teams with far better potential in the big ten than purdue.

  • ray

    who won kelin, wayne state? yeah, that sucks to hear that people are caught in a contract with cable providers that refuse to give their audiences what they want. i say, get rid of comcast as early as possible regardless of what they promise in the future. they’ve dropped the ball. i went with dish network which ends up being the cheapest alternative i think, and man…i really enjoy seeing all the iu games and getting a sneak peak at the big ten teams. from what i’ve seen thus far, here is my prediction for the big ten race: iu, wisconsin, michigan state, illinois, ohio state, and then, who knows? after hearing about purdue nearly being upset by a 1-5 lipscomb team last night, i wonder if they are as great as tom izzo believed prior to the season! for those of you that didn’t hear it, tom izzo thought that purdue would be among the biggest challengers for the big ten championship…i must say, there are a number of other teams with far better potential in the big ten than purdue.