Below are some interesting statistics and other noteworthy facts from IU’s season opening 104-55 win over Chicago State. The Hoosiers resume action on Friday night at 8:00 p.m. on BTN. You can view the complete IU basketball schedule here.
- IU eclipsed the century mark for the first time under Coach Miller. The team scored a season-high 87 points three times last year.
- In addition, the 39 field goals topped last season’s best of 33.
- The Hoosiers 12 steals matched their best effort against Youngstown State a year ago.
- IU’s 33 free throws attempted tied last year’s standard established against Indiana State.
- The 51 points off the bench eclipsed last year’s season-high of 39 against Howard. Junior Devonte Green had 15 and senior Evan Fitzner added 14 as reserves.
- Since the 1996-97 season, IU had only scored 50 points off the bench twice before.The Hoosiers scored 53 against Drake on December 27, 1998 and 50 against Buffalo on December 10, 1999.
- The starts by Romeo Langford and Robert Phinisee marked the first time since James Blackmon Jr. and Robert Johnson in the 2014-15 season that two freshmen have been in the opening night starting lineup.
- With one made free throw by Chicago State, the Hoosiers went on a 15-1 run that lasted 2:29 to make the score 53-26, putting the game away late in the first half.
- This is the second time in three years that the Hoosiers have scored 100 points or more in the season opener. Last time was against Kansas in 2016, when the Hoosiers defeated the Jayhawks, 103-99 in overtime in Hawaii.
- The Hoosiers out rebounded the Cougars 52-33.
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