At the buzzer: Indiana 103, Houston Baptist 61

  • 12/10/2016 6:04 pm in

Quick thoughts on a 103-61 win over Houston Baptist:

How it happened: As was the case with Indiana’s previous two opponents – SIU Edwardsville and Southeast Missouri State – this one was over before it started. The Hoosiers outclassed Houston Baptist from a talent perspective and as a result, ran them off of Branch McCracken Court. The win moved Indiana to 8-1 on the season and was the 24th straight win at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, which is the fifth longest active home court winning streak in the country. OG Anunoby was also a full participant in warmups and appeared to be available to play (although he didn’t), which is a good sign heading into Saturday’s showdown with Butler in the Crossroads Classic.

Standout performance: Sophomore Juwan Morgan made his first four shots, which set the program record for consecutive field goals made at 14. Morgan finished with 13 points on 4-of-5 shooting from the field and 4-of-5 from the foul line in 20 minutes. He also had seven rebounds, two assists, a block, a steal and just one turnover.

Statistic that stands out: Indiana posted a season low turnover percentage (15.9%) and was at 13.4 percent at halftime. In the past we’ve seen the Hoosiers turn it over at a high rate against low major competition, so this was a solid performance in terms of taking care of the ball.

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  • IU Cal 1809

    I truly love the D this team brings!!! And if OG isn’t doing any running why was he dressed tonight?

  • ForeverIU

    Give the ball to CuJo more than we do to James, and we get more production from him than we do from James.

  • Kwang

    Now there is some Four Factors.

  • Hoosier4life67

    OG ran the floor in warm ups.

  • Kwang


  • Hoosier4life67

    lol, ForeverIU and the anti Blackmon campaign.

  • Hoosier4life67

    I’m just happy James is playing defense this year and not getting blown by.

  • IU Cal 1809

    Ya but TC said yesterday that he wasn’t doing anything yet. It’s great to see him dressed and go threw warm ups

  • Hoosier4life67

    Oh, by the way. We? funny but I didn’t see you on the floor tonight.

  • Kwang

    That’s kinda harsh, we all say ‘we’.

  • Hoosier4life67

    I know but last week he came down on me cause I had a miss type spelling Blackmon wrong. So it was a bit of payback, lol

  • IU Cal 1809

    James felt his inner Bracey Wright tonight! 18 shoots for 18 points

  • Kwang

    OK, HAW!

  • ForeverIU

    LOL. You shouldn’t be allowed to comment if you can’t spell Blackmon.

  • MarkHoltzHoosier

    Did this post get cut off?
    What are the others?
    And yes, I am too lazy to Google it.

  • Kwang

    I don’t know, it seemed to disappear a moment. There is no other game this year where we won all four factors. In our loss to IPFW, we were better at eFG% and FTR, but lost on TO% and OR%

  • Hoosier4life67

    I’m guessing TO%, rebounds, steals and blocks.

  • Kwang

    That’s an eFG% of 50%. Not bad, but he is usually better.

  • Hoosier4life67

    haha, I was wrong.

  • BeneathTheBanners

    Not much to add on this Cupcaker. I really loved what I saw from the developmental guys. Great cut by Gelon, FmS playing smarter, ZmR providing some hustle. Hopefully they continue to develop.

  • Jay C. Wilkerson

    Sophomore Juwan Morgan made his first four shots, which set the program record for consecutive field goals made at 14″ — how can this be a record when Kitchell hit 18 of 18 in one game?

  • Kwang

    No, you were right, TO% has been the Achilles heel of this team until tonight.

  • SCHoosier

    Didn’t see the game..what the hell was DD’s performance (or lack of it all about) 5 fouls in just a few minutes??

  • Kwang

    It seems to me that the defense is predicated on stopping the three point shot, not so much the drive. Maybe that is smart.

  • Kwang

    He would defend great and then at the last moment would try for the great play by reaching or swatting.

  • weitrhino

    Priller! 4 points, 1 RB, 1 assist………in 3 minutes of play. Start him!

  • Kwang

    I thought that ‘record’ stat was suspect as well.

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  • Pianoroark

    I’m also not sure he made his first four shots tonight. Pretty sure he made his first two, then missed one, then made his next two. That’s from memory, though, so I could be wrong.

  • Bballpop

    Wasn’t Kitchell’s from the free throw line? I don’t remember for sure.

  • David Macer

    Ted’s record is FT’s in a single game.

  • TomJameson

    I’m glad for this time to be able to get the freshmen and transfers some playing experience. Cupcake or not, those kids know they are in a real game, and it means a lot to them.

  • Old_Time_Hoosier

    Why isn’t he being mentioned for the John Wooden player of the year award? The next Larry Bird!

  • InTheMtns

    Kitchell was a sharpshooter, that’s for sure. But there is no one in the IU record book with a stat of hitting 18 out of 18 shots in a single game. Will Sheehey holds the number one spot for hitting 9 of 9 in a single game. Was Kitch’s 18 for 18 in an exhibition game? Or maybe you’re also counting free-throws for the 18 (although, I think that would still be in the record book). Do you remember which game Kitch hit 18 of 18?