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February 13, 1999 - Welsh-Ryan Arena - Evanston, Illinois

#17 INDIANA HOOSIERS
    Northwestern Wildcats

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SO MUCH FOR HOME COURT ADVANTAGE, IU-PU SPLIT ROAD WINS
Hoosiers Lose One They Should Have Won, Continue Up and Down Season 

February 9, 1999 - Assembly Hall - Bloomington, Indiana

#21 Purdue Boilermakers 86    (17-7,5-5)  
#17 INDIANA HOOSIERS    81 OT (18-8,5-6)

(AP) - After missing five of his first six shots against Indiana, 
Purdue's Jarann Cornell couldn't miss down the stretch.

Cornell scored seven of his 14 points in overtime, including a 3-
pointer that put No. 21 Purdue ahead to stay in an 86-81 victory over 
the No. 17 Hoosiers on Tuesday night.

"Cornell got hot," said Purdue coach Gene Keady. "We kept trying to 
get him open. They were doing a good job containing him. He never 
quits moving and trying to get open."

Cornell made his last five shots, including the long shot that gave 
Purdue an 84-81 lead with 33.5 seconds left in overtime.

"I don't know who set the screen, but they did a good job. I was wide 
open, to my surprise," Cornell said. "Whenever I'm that open, I say 
to myself I've got to hit it because I don't get too many open shots 
like that."

Brian Cardinal led the Boilermakers (17-7, 5-5 Big Ten) with 21 
points. Carson Cunningham added 17 and Greg McQuay had 15 points, 
nine rebounds and five blocks as Purdue overcame a nine-point deficit 
in the second half.

"It showed a lot of guts," Cardinal said. "We've been so up and down 
all year. Just to come in and play well here, it was hopefully a big 
stepping stone for us."

Indiana (18-8, 5-6) got 24 points from A. J. Guyton, 21 from Luke 
Recker and 18 from reserve Kirk Haston as it failed to post its first 
sweep of the Boilermakers since the 1992-93 season.

The score was tied four times in the overtime before Cornell's 3-
pointer gave Purdue an 84-81 lead. Indiana worked the clock down, but 
Michael Lewis' 3-point attempt bounced off the rim and Purdue grabbed 
the rebound. Al Eldridge then added two free throws with 10.6 seconds 
left for the Boilermakers.

Indiana took its biggest lead at 55-46 with 13:34 left. Purdue got 
back into the game with seven consecutive points, including a 3-
pointer and a jumper by Cunningham.

William Gladness gave Indiana its final lead at 73-71 on a dunk with 
3:09 left. Cornell's 11-footer tied the game at 73-73 with 2:56 left 
and both teams failed to score the rest of the way in regulation.

"When we played up at Purdue, we were a lot more aggressive on 
offense than they were on defense," Indiana coach Bob Knight said. 
"Tonight, it was exactly the opposite, right from the beginning." 

PURDUE (17-7)

Gr.McQuay 7-12 1-1 15, Cardinal 6-8 8-8 21, Eldridge 2-7 3-4 7,
Cornell 6-11 0-0 14, Cunningham 8-11 0-0 17, Robinson 2-4 0-0 4,
Stephens 3-5 2-3 8, Ga.McQuay 0-0 0-0 0, Mayfield 0-0 0-0 0,
Allison 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 34-58 14-16 86.

INDIANA (18-8)

Recker 9-17 1-4 21, Washington 1-2 1-2 3, Gladness 1-2 0-1 2,
Mi.Lewis 1-7 1-2 3, Guyton 10-19 0-0 24, Haston 9-16 0-2 18,
Turner 1-5 1-1 3, Fife 0-0 2-2 2, Richardson 1-1 0-0 2, Jimenez
1-1 0-0 3, Odle 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 34-70 6-14 81.

Halftime-Indiana 45, Purdue 41. End of regulation: Purdue 73,
Indiana 73. 3-Point Goals-Purdue 4-12 (Cornell 2-3, Cunningham
1-2, Cardinal 1-3, Eldridge 0-4), Indiana 7-21 (Guyton 4-9,
Recker 2-6, Jimenez 1-1, Turner 0-2, Mi.Lewis 0-3). Fouled
Out-none. Rebounds-Purdue 35 (Gr.McQuay 9), Indiana 30 (Haston
9). Assists-Purdue 21 (Cornell 5), Indiana 20 (Mi.Lewis 8). Total
fouls-Purdue 16, Indiana 16.

A-17,449.
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IU UPSETS WISCONSIN IN FINAL MINUTES TO START CLIMB BACK UP IN BIG TEN
Hoosiers Defense the Key in Victory, Gear Up For Purdue Next Week

February 3, 1999 - Assembly Hall - Bloomington, Indiana

#11 Wisconsin Badgers 60 (19-4,7-3)
#21 INDIANA HOOSIERS  71 (18-7,5-5)

(AP) - Indiana can play defense, too.

The No. 21 Hoosiers held Wisconsin scoreless in the final three 
minutes for a 71-60 victory Wednesday night, ending the No. 11 
Badgers' longest Big Ten winning streak in 58 years. Wisconsin (19-4, 
7-3 Big Ten), which came in as the conference leader in scoring 
defense, had won seven straight games and had allowed only one other 
opponent more than 70 points all season.

But after the Badgers cut a 13-point lead to four, coach Bob Knight's 
trademark defense kicked in for the Hoosiers (18-7, 5-5).

"At that point, (the defense) was about as good as we've had all 
season," Knight said. "No lead is ever comfortable with the 3-point 
shot, but from then on our defensive play was very good."

Michael Lewis hit one free throw for Indiana's first point in more 
than three minutes, then added two more as Sean Mason, Wisconsin's 
leading scorer with 19 points, fouled out with 1:38 left. Kirk Haston 
and Lewis each added free throws and Lewis scored the game's final 
basket on a layup.

Knight went with a smaller lineup, including guard Rob Turner, who 
had a season-high 22 points, 14 in the first half.

"We started out with four guards and felt whatever guard their big 
guy was playing we could get some drives, and we got Turner off to a 
great start," said Lewis, who also had 10 assists. "He really got us 
going early in the game. He was able to take their big man outside 
and hit a couple 3's, make some drives and get some other guys open.

"That made them change their lineup a little bit and we just kind of 
went from there."

William Gladness, who entered the game after the first minute and 
played the rest of the way, had eight points and 14 rebounds, 12 of 
them in the first half when the Hoosiers seemed to take control.

It was the Badgers' first loss in six games this season against other 
Top 25 teams, and it extended their streak of losses at Indiana to 20 
since a two-point victory in 1977. Wisconsin, which had outscored its 
opponents by 12 points a game during its longest winning streak since 
it won 11 in a row in 1941, managed consecutive baskets only once in 
the opening half.

"It was partly because of poor shooting, partly because of their 
defense," Wisconsin coach Dick Bennett said. "We appeared overmatched 
in quickness. ... We looked a step slow and they looked very fluid, 
very aggressive, very confident. I think we got what we deserved." 

WISCONSIN (19-4)

Kowske 4-6 0-0 8, Vershaw 4-8 2-2 10, Mason 8-17 0-0 19,
Calderwood 3-10 0-0 8, Kelley 3-3 0-0 7, Linton 2-2 0-0 4, Bryant
1-6 0-0 2, Duany 0-4 0-0 0, Willis 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 26-60 2-2
60.

INDIANA (18-7)

Recker 5-13 0-0 11, Turner 8-11 4-4 22, Haston 1-2 1-2 3, Lewis
2-3 4-7 8, Guyton 4-13 2-3 11, Gladness 4-5 0-2 8, Fife 2-3 1-3
5, Jimenez 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 27-52 12-21 71.

Halftime-Indiana 39, Wisconsin 28. 3-Point goals-Wisconsin 6-19
(Mason 3-6, Calderwood 2-5, Kelley 1-1, Duany 0-2, Bryant 0-5),
Indiana 5-12 (Turner 2-3, Jimenez 1-1, Guyton 1-3, Recker 1-4,
Fife 0-1). Fouled out-Mason. Rebounds-Wisconsin 25 (Kowske,
Calderwood 5), Indiana 37 (Gladness 14). Assists-Wisconsin 14
(Calderwood, Kelley 4), Indiana 16 (Lewis 10). Total
fouls-Wisconsin 23, Indiana 11.

A-17,198.
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HOOSIERS STRUGGLE IN MUST WIN GAME, WINNING IN 2OT
A.J. Guyton Leads Hoosiers With 33 Points

January 31, 1999 - Bryce Jordan Center - University Park, Pennsylvania

#15 INDIANA HOOSIERS         98     (17-7,4-5)
    Penn State Nittany Lions 95 2OT (10-9,2-7)

(AP) - No one thought A.J. Guyton's last-second 3-pointer was anywhere
close -- not Guyton himself and most definitely not Indiana coach Bob 
Knight.

But Guyton's shot fell with five seconds left in the second overtime, 
capping a career day for the junior guard, who had 33 points as 
Indiana (No. 15 ESPN/USA Today, No. 20 AP) rallied from 16 points 
down to beat Penn State 98-95 Sunday.

"I just wanted to get a shot off. I threw it as high as I could and 
hoped it would make it to the rim," said Guyton, who scored 11 points 
in two back-and-forth overtime periods. "I was as surprised as 
everybody else. A fall-away 3 at the buzzer is a tough shot, but it 
went in. I was lucky today."

Added Knight: "I thought Guyton's shot had no chance of going in. I 
think it got caught in a wind current."

Guyton, whose previous high was 27 points, also scored all eight of 
Indiana's points in the first overtime -- including another long 3-
pointer to force the second overtime.

"He's an NBA player," Penn State coach Jerry Dunn said. "The guy's a 
big-time player and he made some big-time shots."

Luke Recker, coming off the worst two-game stretch of his career, 
added 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Hoosiers (17-7, 4-5 Big Ten).

Indiana had lost its last two games, 90-83 to Minnesota on Tuesday 
and 73-59 to Michigan State on Jan. 24.

"We needed this game bad," Guyton said. "We needed to get ourselves 
out of the hole."

Recker hit a layup with less than a second left to send the game into 
overtime, halting Penn State's premature celebration.

Dan Earl led Penn State (10-9, 2-7) with a career-high 28 points, 
while Calvin Booth had 23 points, 12 rebounds and eight blocked 
shots. Penn State was 2-6 in January.

Joe Crispin added 21 points, but for the third time against a Top-25 
team this year, his last-ditch 3 went awry.

"They're deeper and they're deeper on the perimeter," Dunn said. "At 
the end they were playing five guards. I don't know what else we 
could've done. Basically, I thought the game was over in regulation, 
but it wasn't."

Indiana, trailing 80-78 with 33 seconds left in regulation, misfired 
on two 3-pointers in the final 10 seconds. But Recker rebounded the 
second shot and put it back with less than a second left, sending the 
Hoosiers into overtime for the second straight game.

Titus Ivory had given Penn State the two-point lead on a driving 
layup.

Penn State opened a seven-point lead with 4:24 left in regulation 
when Crispin hit two free throws and a deep 3-pointer -- both after 
steals at the other end.

Recker pulled Indiana within a point on two spectacular plays. First, 
he fell to the floor on a missed 3, but got up in time to corral the 
rebound and sink a 15-footer. Then he batted down a pass at the other 
end and took it in for a layup.

After two free throws by Penn State, Guyton tied it at 76-76 with a 3-
pointer with a minute left in regulation.

"When they went ahead by seven, I thought that's just what we wanted 
to do," Knight said. "I gotta be pleased with our team for coming 
back."

In falling behind by 16 points early on, Indiana looked like the team 
that had lost two straight games, but the Hoosiers recovered to take 
a 33-32 halftime lead when Guyton and Recker found their shots.

"I knew it was going to be tough to blow them out," Dunn said.

After a first half of lopsided runs, the teams traded the lead 13 
times in the second half.

Knight criticized the officiating, pointing out that Indiana went to 
the line only 11 times to Penn State's 35.

"They key thing for us in the game, without question, was that we got 
into double-figures in free-throws," Knight said sarcastically. "It 
just enabled us a chance to win." 

INDIANA (17-7)

Recker 8-18 1-2 20, Gladness 1-3 0-0 2, Haston 4-10 2-2 10, Lewis
5-7 2-2 12, Guyton 12-25 2-3 33, Randle 0-0 0-0 0, Fife 0-3 0-0
0, Jimenez 1-2 0-0 2, Turner 3-8 1-2 7, Richardson 2-4 0-0 4,
Odle 4-8 0-0 8. Totals 40-88 8-11 98.

PENN ST. (10-9)

Cline-Heard 3-4 3-8 9, Ivory 2-6 2-2 6, Booth 8-16 7-10 23,
Crispin 7-18 2-2 21, Earl 8-15 8-10 28, Grays 2-5 2-2 8, Smith
0-0 0-0 0, Jackson 0-1 0-1 0. Totals 30-65 24-35 95.

Halftime-Indiana 33, Penn St. 32. End of Regulation-88-88.
3-Point goals-Indiana 10-31 (Guyton 7-16, Recker 3-8, Gladness
0-1, Lewis 0-1, Jimenez 0-1, Turner 0-1, Odle 0-1, Fife 0-2),
Penn St. 11-28 (Crispin 5-12, Earl 4-8, Grays 2-4, Ivory 0-4).
Fouled out-Haston, Odle. Rebounds-Indiana 52 (Recker 11), Penn
St. 35 (Booth 12). Assists-Indiana 18 (Lewis 8), Penn St. 21
(Ivory 7). Total fouls-Indiana 24, Penn St. 15.

A-15,355.
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HOOSIERS CONTINUE DOWNWARD SPIRAL TOWARD BIG TEN BASEMENT
Minnesotas Lewis Nails Indiana For 36 As Gophers Win in OT

January 26, 1999 - Williams Arena - Minneapolis, Minnesota

#15 INDIANA HOOSIERS          83    (16-7,3-5)
#21 Minnesota Golden Gophers  90 OT (13-4,4-3)

(AP) - Maybe a 29-point embarrassment was exactly what No. 19 
Minnesota needed. Coming off their second-worst loss in the last six 
years, the Golden Gophers played perhaps their best game of the 
season in a crucial 90-83 overtime victory over No. 20 Indiana on 
Tuesday night.

They missed just one free throw, committed only two turnovers after 
halftime and had three players tie or set career or season highs. 
Most notable among them was Quincy Lewis, who scored the last six of 
his 36 points at the foul line to give the Gophers a victory they 
almost had to have after last Saturday's debacle at Ohio State.

"We needed it, we needed it bad," said Miles Tarver, who had a career-
best 17 rebounds. "That score last weekend went out all across the 
nation. I had friends from California calling me to say, 'What 
happened?' We needed this game to show the rest of the nation we can 
be a competitive team."

Wary of his team's brutal performance against Ohio State and a 
schedule that sends the Gophers (13-4, 4-3 Big Ten) on the road for 
six of their last nine conference games, coach Clem Haskins 
emphasized the importance of Tuesday night's game. His players 
responded, with Lewis shouldering the bulk of the scoring load as he 
matched the career scoring high he set earlier this season against 
Seton Hall.

Lewis, the Big Ten's leading scorer, had 26 points after halftime, 
including eight in the overtime. Trailing 83-82, he hit two free 
throws with 1:35 remaining to put the Gophers ahead for good. After 
Joel Przybilla tipped in a miss by Lewis with 55 seconds remaining, 
Lewis made four more free throws in the final 30 seconds to clinch it.

"What can you say about Quincy Lewis?" Haskins said. "To me, if he's 
not in consideration for Big Ten Player of the Year, then you guys 
are sleeping out there."

The game was equally important for Indiana (16-7, 3-5) in the rugged 
Big Ten race. The Hoosiers led 40-36 at halftime, committed just 
three more turnovers the rest of the game and shot 61.5 percent in 
the second half. And they still couldn't avoid losing for the fourth 
time in six games, something coach Bob Knight blamed on his team's 
defense.

"Our defense in the Big Ten, with just a couple of exceptions, has 
not been very good," Knight said. "That's the part of our game that 
has made it difficult for us to win."

A.J. Guyton led Indiana with 27 points and freshman Kirk Haston 
scored a career-best 24 points and 13 rebounds.

"We're going to play him every minute he can play from now on," 
Knight said of Haston, who made his second conference start. 

INDIANA (16-7)

Turner 1-4 0-0 2, Richardson 1-2 1-2 3, Haston 10-14 4-4 24, Fife
0-0 0-0 0, Guyton 11-23 0-0 27, Recker 3-11 0-2 7, Lewis 3-4 5-5
11, Gladness 4-5 1-2 9, Randle El 0-0 0-0 0, Jimenez 0-0 0-0 0,
Washington 0-0 0-1 0. Totals 33-63 11-16 83.

MINNESOTA (13-4)

Lewis 13-26 8-8 36, Tarver 1-7 2-2 4, Przybilla 4-8 0-0 8, Clark
6-14 3-3 17, Nathaniel 1-2 3-4 5, Ohnstad 5-11 0-0 14, Sanden 3-4
0-0 6, Sinville 0-0 0-0 0, Stanford 0-0 0-0 0, Broxsie 0-0 0-0 0.
Totals 33-73 16-17 90.

Halftime-Indiana 40, Minnesota 36. End of regulation-Indiana 78,
Minnesota 78. 3-Point goals-Indiana 6-15 (Guyton 5-8, Recker 1-5,
Turner 0-2), Minnesota 8-16 (Ohnstad 4-6, Clark 2-4, Lewis 2-5,
Simmons 0-1). Fouled out-None. Rebounds-Indiana 36 (Haston 13),
Minnesota 39 (Tarver 17). Assists-Indiana 20 (Lewis 8), Minnesota
22 (Ohnstad 5). Total fouls-Indiana 17, Minnesota 16.

A-14,855.
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HOOSIERS CONTINUE TO STRUGGLE IN BIG TEN WITH LOSS AT HOME
Indiana Falls to Below 500 In Big Ten Again in Lack Luster Effort

January 24, 1999 - Assembly Hall - Bloomington, Indiana

#11 Michigan State Spartans 73 (16-4,5-1)
#18 INDIANA HOOSIERS        59 (16-6,3-4)
(AP) - Michigan State, the preseason favorite for the Big Ten 
championship, is living up to expectations.

The 11th-ranked Spartans beat No. 18 Indiana 73-59 Sunday for their 
first win at Assembly Hall since 1990 and only their ninth in 44 
trips to Bloomington.

"That was as good as we could play on the road. We just started doing 
a lot of things, shots started going in for us," Michigan State coach 
Tom Izzo said after his team held Indiana scoreless for more than 
eight minutes in the second half.

Mateen Cleaves had 16 points and 13 assists to lead the Spartans. 
Indiana, which shot 63 percent in the first half, trailed 38-34 at 
the break. The Hoosiers managed to cut the deficit to one early in 
the second half, but faded as the Spartans scored 11 consecutive 
points during a 14-1 run.

The run came when Indiana turned from its traditional man-to-man 
defense and went to a zone.

"The coaches have done a good job all year of recognizing when to go 
into a zone," Cleaves said. "We do a good job of communicating and 
helping each other out in the zone. The zone is only good if you 
communicate and help each other out."

Cleaves had a 3-pointer and three-point play as Michigan State pulled 
away when the Hoosiers failed to score from the 16-minute mark until 
there was 7:55 to play.

Michigan State (16-4, 5-1) , which has won five straight overall and 
leads the Big Ten, opened a 61-46 lead with a 14-1 run that ended on 
a 3-pointer by Jason Klein with 7:41 left.

Indiana (16-6, 3-4) didn't get another field goal until 7:41 
remained. The Hoosiers' leading scorer, Luke Recker, ended his team's 
drought on a free throw with 7:55 left. It was the only point the 
sophomore scored in the game.

A.J. Guyton topped Indiana with 23 points and Kirk Haston had 11. 
Reserve Morris Peterson and Jason Klein had 13 apiece for the Spartans, who had lost six straight at Assembly Hall.

Despite shooting 63 percent in the first half, Indiana trailed 38-34 
at the break after nearly wiping away a 16-point deficit. The 
Hoosiers shot 38 percent (11-for-29) in the second half while 
Michigan State was shot 52 percent (13-for-25).

"I tried to go with a lineup that I thought could get us started in 
the second half," Indiana coach Bob Knight said. "It was a mistake. 
... Michigan State is just a better basketball team than we are. They 
play harder than we do, and they certainly play better defensively." 

MICHIGAN STATE (16-4)

Klein 6-12 0-0 13, A.Smith 2-5 0-4 4, Hutson 2-4 1-2 5, Bell 3-6
3-3 9, Cleaves 6-12 3-3 16, Peterson 6-8 0-0 13, Kelley 1-5 1-2
3, Granger 4-6 0-0 10, Davis 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 30-62 8-14 73.

INDIANA (16-6)

Recker 0-6 1-2 1, Washington 1-3 2-3 4, Gladness 5-7 0-1 10,
Guyton 9-16 2-3 23, Lewis 3-5 0-0 6, Jimenez 0-1 0-1 0, Turner
1-1 0-0 2, Haston 5-9 1-3 11, Fife 1-1 0-0 2, Richardson 0-2 0-0
0. Totals 25-51 6-13 59.

Halftime-Michigan St. 38, Indiana 34. 3-Point goals-Michigan St.
5-18 (Granger 2-4, Peterson 1-2, Klein 1-3, Cleaves 1-5, Kelley
0-1, Bell 0-1, Davis 0-2), Indiana 3-12 (Guyton 3-7, Lewis 0-1,
Recker 0-4). Fouled out-None. Rebounds-Michigan St. 37 (Smith
11), Indiana 31 (Haston 7). Assists-Michigan St. 20 (Cleaves 13),
Indiana 13 (Guyton 4). Total fouls-Michigan St. 19, Indiana 17.

A-17,436.
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INDIANA STUNS A PACKED MACKEY ARENA
Hoosiers Dominate on Purdue's Home Floor

January 16, 1999 - Mackey Arena - West Lafayette, Indiana

#23 INDIANA HOOSIERS    87 (16-5,3-3)
#13 Purdue Boilermakers 79 (14-4,3-3)

(AP) - Coach Bob Knight decided to give Lynn Washington a rare start 
Saturday and it paid off.

The recruit from San Jose Junior College contributed season highs of 
12 points and 10 rebounds in No. 23 Indiana's 87-76 victory over No. 
13 Purdue on Saturday.

"We wanted to play Washington because of mobility," Knight said. 
"He's been kind of up and down. He came in way out of shape."

Washington, one of five Indiana starters to finish in double figures, 
had started only two of the team's previous 12 games after being a 
starter in the opening five games of the season.

"We made up our minds yesterday that he would start in this ball 
game," Knight said. "He rebounded, he defended well. He did a hell of 
a job."

Luke Recker scored 24 points to lead Indiana's offense. A.J. Guyton 
had 21 points and William Gladness scored 13 for the Hoosiers, who 
hadn't won at Mackey Arena since 1993 and had lost six of the last 
seven games between the teams.

Indiana (16-5, 3-3 Big Ten) snapped a three-game losing streak on the 
road, all conference games. Purdue (14-4, 2-2) took its only lead on 
the game's first basket.

"We lost the first five minutes of the game. They came out and did 
battle. Their big guys, Gladness, Washington and (Rob) Turner kicked 
our fannies on the boards and they took the game away from us," 
Purdue coach Gene Keady said. "They are a good shooting team on the 
dribble. They make shots on the move. They're very good on it and we 
couldn't contain it."

The Boilermakers hit 3-of-18 shots from 3-point range, while Indiana 
was 5-of-15 from behind the arc.

Purdue reduced a 10-point second-half deficit to 65-62 after a basket 
by Greg McQuay, who had 17 for Purdue. Jaraan Cornell led the 
Boilermakers with 18.

"They killed us in the first five minutes," McQuay said. "They 
outrebounded us. We should have blocked out more and got more 
rebounds."

Recker then rebounded his own miss and was fouled. He hit one-of-two 
free throws to make the score 66-62 with 4:23 remaining. Cornell 
missed a 3-pointer and Indiana opened a 72-62 lead on two free throws 
by Recker and a 3-pointer and then a free throw by Guyton, the latter 
with 2:31 remaining.

The Boilermakers got no closer than seven points again. 

INDIANA (16-5)

Recker 9-16 4-8 24, Gladness 6-10 1-2 13, Washington 5-8 2-2 12,
Lewis 3-9 4-6 11, Guyton 6-14 7-8 21, Haston 0-0 0-0 0, Turner
3-3 0-0 6, Jimenez 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 32-60 18-26 87.

PURDUE (14-4)

Cardinal 2-9 4-6 8, Robinson 3-7 0-0 6, Greg McQuay 7-14 3-4 17,
Eldridge 3-10 3-4 10, Cornell 6-16 4-5 18, Mayfield 1-4 0-0 2,
Lewis 1-1 0-0 2, Stephens 5-6 1-2 11, Gary McQuay 0-1 0-0 0,
Allison 0-0 0-0 0, Smith 0-1 0-0 0, Cunningham 1-3 0-0 2. Totals
29-72 15-21 76.

Halftime-Indiana 38, Purdue 31. 3-Point goals-Indiana 5-12
(Recker 2-4, Guyton 2-4, Lewis 1-4), Purdue 3-18 (Cornell 2-8,
Eldridge 1-7, Mayfield 0-1, Cardinal 0-2). Fouled out-None.
Rebounds-Indiana 37 (Gladness, Washington 10), Purdue 36
(Cardinal 8). Assists-Indiana 20 (Lewis 9), Purdue 19 (Cardinal,
Lewis, Mayfield, Stephens 3). Total fouls-Indiana 17, Purdue 22.

A-14,123.
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HOOSIERS HOLD ON TO GET BACK ON TRACK
Northwestern Almost Adds to Hoosiers Big Ten Woes

January 13, 1999 - Assembly Hall - Bloomington, Indiana

    Northwestern Wildcats 78 (9-4,2-2)
#23 INDIANA HOOSIERS      81 (15-5,2-3)

(AP) - The home-court advantage never felt so good.

After three straight road losses, No. 23 Indiana returned to Assembly 
Hall and survived a big second-half comeback to beat Northwestern 81-
78 Wednesday night. It was the Hoosiers' 29th consecutive victory at 
home against Northwestern.

"This win was very, very important. We had to get this win, 
especially on our home floor," said Luke Recker, who led Indiana with 
28 points and pulled down the final rebound after Northwestern missed 
a last-second shot for a tie.

Indiana (15-5, 2-3 Big Ten) led by five points at halftime and built 
its lead to 16 midway through the second half before the rally by 
Northwestern (9-4, 2-2), which was trying for a third straight 
conference road victory for the first time since 1960.

Evan Eschmeyer had 27 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists -- only the 
second triple-double in Northwestern basketball history -- and hit 
two free throws that pulled the Wildcats within 74-70 with 4:43 to 
go. Nate Pomeday added two more free throws, and Northwestern tied 
the game with 3:30 remaining on a basket by Tavaras Hardy that 
completed a 24-8 run.

The Hoosiers regained the lead on a 3-pointer by William Gladness, 
and Recker's final basket put Indiana up 79-74. After offsetting 
baskets, Northwestern had a final chance to tie when Gladness missed 
as the shot clock ran out with 12 seconds to go. But David Newman 
missed a 3-pointer, and Recker got the rebound as the game ended.

"Recker really hurt us defensively the last two games, hurt us bad," 
Indiana coach Bob Knight said. "Tonight, his defensive play was 
better and he was very good offensively. He kind of carried us 
offensively."


A.J. Guyton added 18 points for the Hoosiers, while Michael Lewis 
finished with 14 and Gladness 13. Hardy and Sean Wink each had 13 
points for the Wildcats.

"We usually play well on the defensive end. We were shredded, to say 
the least," Northwestern coach Kevin O'Neill said.

"I tell you right now, we had no answers for Recker in the first 
half, we had no answers for Guyton and surely didn't have any answers 
for William (Gladness)'s 3-pointer late in the game," O'Neill said.

The Wildcats came into the game allowing opponents 34.1 percent field 
goal accuracy -- the best in the NCAA -- but the Hoosiers hit 58.8 
percent, 68 percent in the second half. 

NORTHWESTERN (9-4)

Hardy 6-13 1-1 13, Eschmeyer 10-14 7-8 27, Bonner 2-3 0-1 6, Wink
4-10 1-2 13, Newman 2-7 0-0 6, Molnar 1-1 0-0 2, Lepore 3-5 0-0
9, Pomeday 0-1 2-2 2, Allouche 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-54 11-14 78.

INDIANA (15-5)

Recker 10-16 6-7 28, Gladness 6-9 0-0 13, Haston 2-5 0-0 4, Lewis
4-6 5-5 14, Guyton 7-12 4-4 18, Fife 1-1 0-1 2, Richardson 0-0
0-1 0, Washington 0-1 0-0 0, Turner 0-1 0-0 0, Jimenez 0-0 2-2 2.
Totals 30-51 17-20 81.

Halftime-Indiana 39, Northwestern 34. 3-Point goals-Northwestern
11-22 (Wink 4-7, Lepore 3-5, Bonner 2-3, Newman 2-7), Indiana
4-11 (Recker 2-5, Gladness 1-1, Lewis 1-2, Guyton 0-3). Fouled
out-None. Rebounds-Northwestern 26 (Eshmeyer 12), Indiana 26
(Haston 6). Assists-Northwestern 23 (Eschmeyer 10), Indiana 17
(Lewis 11). Total fouls-Northwestern 17, Indiana 18.
Technical-Northwestern coach O'Neill.

A-10,249.
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IU CONTINUES BIG TEN FALL
Hoosiers Lose Second Straight Conference Game

January 9, 1999 - Value City Arena - Columbus, Ohio

#13 INDIANA HOOSIERS     73 (14-5,1-3)
    Ohio State Buckeyes  56 (13-3,3-0) 

(AP) - Maybe it's more than just the new court.

Ohio State continued its remarkable turnaround from last year's 
disastrous 8-22 season, dominating on defense and on the boards to 
beat No. 13 Indiana 73-56 Saturday night. It was the most lopsided 
Ohio State victory over the Hoosiers during coach Bob Knight's 28 
seasons. Knight had never before lost to his alma mater by more than 
nine points.

The Buckeyes (13-3, 3-0 Big Ten) improved to 9-0 in their new home, 
Value City Arena. Ohio State, now 2-0 at home in conference games, 
was 0-8 in the Big Ten at St. John Arena a year ago.

"Last year was really a tough season for them," Knight said. "This 
year they've really improved defensively. I think Ohio State is a 
team that will give anybody in our conference a hard time."

Ohio State coach Jim O'Brien wasn't about to label his team a 
contender.

"It's still very premature for that," he said. "We'll see where we 
are in the next couple of weeks."

Ohio State led 35-30 at halftime and broke it open early in the 
second half. After Indiana's Luke Recker, who had one of the worst 
shooting nights of his career, missed a 3-pointer, Jon Sanderson 
completed a three-point play for Ohio State. After Indiana missed its 
next shot, Sanderson and Scoonie Penn hit 3-pointers to put the 
Buckeyes ahead 44-30. The Hoosiers (14-5, 1-3) never got closer than 
eight points again.

"One thing we could not do was get knocked out of the box early in 
the second half," Knight said. "And we did."

A.J. Guyton carried the offensive load for Indiana, which has lost 
six of its last seven Big Ten games. Guyton finished with 27 points, 
almost half of the team's total. Recker, Indiana's leading scorer 
with a 16.8 average, scored his only points with 10:20 left. He was 
only 1-of-6 from the field.

Jason Singleton led Ohio State with 17 points on 8-of-9 shooting from 
the field.

"I've had a rough three years, but now everything's working out," he 
said. "We're a small team. We need a collective effort, particularly 
on the boards."

Michael Redd added 14 points, Penn 12 and Sanderson 10 for the 
Buckeyes, who improved to 3-0 in the Big Ten for the first time since 
1992. 

INDIANA (14-5)

Recker 1-6 0-0 2, Gladness 1-2 2-2 4, Richardson 0-0 1-2 1, Lewis
2-2 0-0 5, Guyton 9-22 2-3 27, Randle El 0-2 0-0 0, Fife 0-3 2-2
2, Jimenez 0-3 1-2 1, Turner 1-1 0-0 2, Haston 5-9 0-1 10, Odle
0-2 0-0 0, Washington 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 20-53 8-12 56.

OHIO ST. (13-3)

Singleton 8-9 1-4 17, Sanderson 4-6 1-1 10, Johnson 4-7 0-2 8,
Penn 4-12 2-2 12, Redd 6-14 2-3 14, Brown 1-2 1-4 3, Savovic 1-4
4-4 6, Smith 0-0 0-0 0, Steele 0-0 0-0 0, Reese 0-3 3-7 3. Totals
28-57 14-27 73.

Halftime-Ohio St. 35, Indiana 30. 3-Point goals-Indiana 8-26
(Guyton 7-16, Lewis 1-1, Recker 0-2, Antwaan El 0-2, Jimenez 0-2,
Fife 0-3), Ohio St. 3-13 (Penn 2-6, Sanderson 1-2, Redd 0-1,
Brown 0-1, Savovic 0-3). Fouled out-Lewis. Rebounds-Indiana 27
(Haston 12), Ohio St. 40 (Johnson 11). Assists-Indiana 10 (Guyton
4), Ohio St. 17 (Penn 6). Total fouls-Indiana 20, Ohio St. 13.

A-18,068.
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HOOSIERS DROP BELOW .500 WITH LOSS AT MICHIGAN
Strong Michigan Second Half Stops Indiana

January 5, 1999 - Crisler Arena - Ann Arbor, Michigan

#13 INDIANA HOOSIERS    70 (14-4,1-2)
    Michigan Wolverines 82 (8-8,2-1)

(AP) - Michigan doesn't have a wide body like Robert Traylor anymore. 
Still, the Wolverines found enough gritty post play to stun Indiana 
again.

Louis Bullock scored 20 points and Josh Asselin had 16 points and 10 
rebounds -- his first double-double -- as Michigan held off the 13th-
ranked Hoosiers for an 82-70 victory Tuesday night.

"If we step up and play aggressive in the front court, we can play 
with anybody," said Asselin, who fouled out with 1:53 remaining. "I 
was going to do whatever I had to do to help us win."

With the 300-pound Traylor waiting for the NBA lockout to end, the 
Wolverines (8-8, 2-1 Big Ten) rotate Asselin, Peter Vignier and 
Brandon Smith down low in their three-guard offense. Smith chipped in 
with 11 points, seven rebounds and a blocked shot. Vignier, the 
biggest Michigan player at 6-foot-11 and 255 pounds, added nine 
points and a blocked shot. It proved to be enough.

"With our big guys scoring in the post, it opened things up for us," 
said Michigan's Robbie Reid, who scored 12 of his 15 points on 3-
pointers. "When Lou gets hot, being as great a player as he is, he 
can put up some great numbers."

Indiana (14-4, 1-2) took a 45-42 lead 1:54 into the second half on a 
hook shot by Kirk Haston. But the Hoosiers went without a basket for 
the next 9:54, falling behind by 16 points in the process.

It looked like Michigan would blow out the Hoosiers at home for the 
second straight time, after beating Indiana 112-64 last year -- coach 
Bob Knight's second-worst loss at Indiana.

"We knew that after last year, when we beat them by 48, they wanted 
to come in and run us off the court," Asselin said.

The Hoosiers almost did, too.

Luke Recker, who had 28 points for the Hoosiers, sparked a 17-4 burst 
and closed the gap to 71-68 with a 3-point basket with 4:33 
remaining. But Indiana, which came back from 18 points down at 
halftime to win in Ann Arbor two years ago, never scored again after 
a short jumper by Michael Lewis with 3:15 left to play.

"We got back in the game at 67-63, then they regrouped and played 
well from that point on," Knight said. "They never let us get in 
position to take control.

"Did we get shots? Did we get opportunities? We did. And that's what 
we have to be concerned about." 

INDIANA (14-4)

Richardson 2-4 0-0 4, Washington 2-4 2-5 6, Recker 8-16 9-10 28,
Turner 1-4 0-0 3, Guyton 3-8 0-0 8, Randle El 1-2 0-2 2, Fife 0-5
0-0 0, Jimenez 0-2 0-0 0, Lewis 2-3 0-0 4, Gladness 2-8 0-2 4,
Haston 5-9 1-2 11. Totals 26-65 12-21 70.

MICHIGAN (8-8)

Asselin 5-8 6-8 16, Smith 4-7 2-7 11, Vignier 4-7 1-1 9, Reid
5-13 1-2 15, Bullock 6-18 3-4 20, Jones 1-2 5-5 7, Oliver 0-0 0-0
0, Young 2-2 0-0 4. Totals 27-57 18-27 82.

Halftime score - Indiana 41, Michigan 38. 3-Point Goals - Indiana
6-18 (Recker 3-7, Guyton 2-4, Turner 1-2, Lewis 0-1, Jimenez 0-1,
Fife 0-3), Michigan 10-22 (Bullock 5-13, Reid 4-8, Smith 1-1).
Fouled Out - Washington, Asselin. Rebounds - Indiana 42
(Washington 9), Michigan 32 (Asselin 10). Assists - Indiana 15
(Lewis 5), Michigan 17 (Smith 7). Total fouls - Indiana 20,
Michigan 22.

A-11,495.
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INDIANA EVENS CONFERENCE RECORD IN FRONT OF ONLY 7,000 IU FANS
Major Snow Storm Cripples Midwest, Keeps Most Folks Home

January 3, 1999 - Assembly Hall - Bloomington, Indiana

   Illinois Illini  53 (8-5,0-1)
#8 INDIANA HOOSIERS 62 (14-3,1-1)

(AP) - Illinois couldn't take advantage of playing Indiana in front of a half-filled arena.

With only 7,000 fans in Assembly Hall because of a weekend winter 
storm that walloped the state, the eighth-ranked Hoosiers got 23 
points from Luke Recker and turned 18 turnovers into 21 points in a 
62-53 victory Sunday over Illinois.

Indiana coach Bob Knight told his players before the game not to 
expect the same kind of support they usually get at home.

"That's what good teams do," Knight said. "That becomes the 
difference in teams.

"The teams that don't care about the circumstances, the teams that 
only care about the fact that a game is scheduled and play, those are 
the teams that are always the better teams. The other teams that 
involve themselves with circumstance never win anything."

Illinois coach Lon Kruger had hoped his team would take advantage of 
a less-than-capacity crowd.

"The arena being half filled may be something that was a great 
opportunity for us," Kruger said. "We normally come in when there's a 
great crowd and hostile environment. We didn't convert that 
opportunity."

Illinois took a five-hour bus trip to Bloomington, more than an hour 
longer than normal because of the snow and ice that coated roads. But 
that had nothing to do with the outcome of the game, Kruger said.

"It might have been tough on the driver, but it wasn't that tough on 
anyone else," Kruger said.

After dropping the Big Ten season-opener to Iowa, the Hoosiers (14-3, 
1-1 Big Ten) rebounded with their first conference victory of the 
season. The win also broke the Hoosiers' three-game losing streak 
against the Illini (8-5, 0-1).

Indiana started slowly, shooting 0-for-10 from behind the 3-point 
line in the first half. But the Hoosiers made 3-of-9 3-pointers in 
the second half. Down 38-37 with 11:54 left, Recker hit three 3-
pointers in a row and Kirk Haston's jumper completed an 11-1 Indiana 
run. Illinois pulled within five points twice, but was never able to 
get closer than that.

"We made a couple mistakes defensively that allowed them to score," 
Knight said. "But I felt basically pretty good about our play, which 
was a lot better than I felt the other night."

A.J. Guyton scored 14 points and had seven rebounds for the Hoosiers. 
Cory Bradford led the Illini with 17 points and Damir Krupalija 
grabbed 16 rebounds. 

ILLINOIS (8-5)

Archibald 0-1 0-2 0, Brown 1-4 2-2 5, Hawkins 5-7 0-0 10,
Bradford 6-17 0-1 14, McClain 1-5 3-6 5, Davis 2-10 0-0 6,
Chukwudebe 1-2 0-0 2, Krupalija 2-5 4-8 8, Johnson 1-2 0-0 3,
Mast 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 19-55 9-19 53.

INDIANA (14-3)

Recker 8-18 4-5 23, Washington 0-6 8-10 8, Richardson 1-4 1-2 3,
Turner 2-4 0-2 4, Guyton 6-14 2-3 14, Gladness 1-3 0-0 2, Fife
1-3 0-0 2, Randle El 0-0 0-0 0, Odle 0-1 0-0 0, Lewis 0-1 4-6 4,
Haston 1-1 0-0 2, Jimenez 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-55 19-28 62.

Halftime-Illinois 28, Indiana 28. 3-Point Goals-Illinois 6-24
(Bradford 2-8, Davis 2-9, Brown 1-1, Johnson 1-1, Mast 0-1,
Krupalija 0-1, McClain 0-3), Indiana 3-15 (Recker 3-7, Turner
0-1, Fife 0-2, Guyton 0-5). Fouled Out-McClain, Hawkins.
Rebounds-Illinois 39 (Krupalija 16), Indiana 39 (Guyton 7).
Assists-Illinois 12 (McClain 5), Indiana 10 (Recker 3). Total
fouls-Illinois 23, Indiana 16.

A-7,249.
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HOOSIERS DROP BIG TEN OPENER ON FINAL DAY OF YEAR
Indiana Drops a New Years Eve Battle

December 31, 1998 - Carver-Hawkeye Arena - Iowa City, Iowa

# 8 INDIANA HOOSIERS 52 (13-3,0-1)
#21 Iowa Hawkeyes    67 (10-1,1-0)

(AP) - Kent McCausland and Ryan Luehrsmann got most of the points 
against Indiana, but Guy Rucker got most of the rebounds, something 
Iowa coach Tom Davis said the Hawkeyes will need to contend for the 
Big Ten title.

McCausland led No. 21 Iowa with 15 points and Luehrsmann had 11, but 
Rucker, who finished with a game-high seven rebounds, helped the 
Hawkeyes break open a tight game with his inspired play in the final 
20 minutes to carry Iowa to a 67-52 victory. The second half was a 
big change from the first period for Rucker, who had just one rebound 
and scored no points before halftime. He finished with four points.

"I thought he struggled in the first half," Davis said. "But I was 
impressed that he stuck with it. He was really dominating on the 
boards in the second half, and it will be a good step for this team 
to have someone do that."

Rucker said he felt loose in warm-ups and the feeling carried over 
into the game, underscored in the second half when he was pushed to 
the floor from behind and he started doing push-ups.

"I felt active in warm-ups and I tried to keep doing it through the 
game," he said. "I was just fully into it. I was ready to go."

Rucker and J.R. Koch, who had four blocked shots to go with his four 
points, helped the Hawkeyes (10-1) win the rebounding battle by a 38-
31 margin. Koch and Jess Settles, eligible for a sixth season because 
of injuries and playing his first Big Ten game since March 9, 1996, 
each grabbed five rebounds.

"We always try to start out a game well and start out a second half 
well, and we did that, but we didn't add much to the game after 
that," Indiana Coach Bob Knight said. "It seemed like they were just 
a step ahead of us at every turn."

The Hoosiers (13-3) also shot poorly, hitting 37 percent from the 
floor on 20-of-54 shooting. Luke Recker, their leading scorer 
averaging 16 points a game, and A.J. Guyton, averaging 15, combined 
to miss 16-of-21 field goals.

"I don't think we can be competitive with anything like that," Knight 
said. "We had some opportunities in the beginning, but we just didn't 
take advantage of what we had."

Rob Turner scored 12 points and Recker 11 for Indiana, which came 
into the game riding a five-game winning streak.

The Hawkeyes won their eighth straight contest while defeating the 
Hoosiers for the fifth consecutive time. 

INDIANA (13-3)

Recker 4-15 1-2 11, Richardson 2-5 2-2 6, Gladness 2-5 2-2 6,
Turner 5-9 0-0 12, Guyton 1-6 0-0 2, Randle El 0-3 0-0 0, Fife
2-2 0-0 6, Jimenez 0-0 0-0 0, Lewis 0-0 0-0 0, Haston 3-5 1-6 7,
Odle 1-3 0-0 2, Washington 0-1 0-2 0. Totals 20-54 6-14 52.

IOWA (10-1)

Settles 2-7 2-2 7, Koch 2-7 0-0 4, Oliver 1-7 2-4 4, Luehrsmann
4-6 1-2 11, McCausland 5-9 2-2 15, Bauer 3-3 0-0 7, Price 1-2 1-2
3, Rucker 1-4 2-2 4, Jaacks 1-3 2-2 4, Henderson 0-0 0-0 0, Range
3-4 2-2 8. Totals 23-52 14-18 67.

Halftime-Iowa 31, Indiana 27. 3-Point goals-Indiana 6-17 (Fife
2-2, Turner 2-4, Recker 2-8, Randle El 0-1, Guyton 0-2), Iowa
7-14 (McCausland 3-6, Luehrsmann 2-2, Bauer 1-1, Settles 1-2,
Koch 0-1, Oliver 0-1, Jaacks 0-1). Fouled out-None.
Rebounds-Indiana 31 (Gladness, Turner, Lewis, Washington 5), Iowa
38 (Rucker 7). Assists-Indiana 13 (Randle El 5), Iowa 15 (Oliver
7). Total fouls-Indiana 18, Iowa 13.

A-15,500.
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INDIANA STOPS CARDINALS TO WIN 17TH HOOSIERS CLASSIC
Hoosiers Perfect 34-0 in Classic, 42-0 at MSA

December 28, 1998 - Hoosier Classic Chmapionship Game
                    Market Square Arena - Indianapolis, Indiana

    Ball State Cardinals 62 (6-4)
#10 INDIANA HOOSIERS     72 (13-2,0-0)

Indiana won the Hoosier Classic for the 17th time in a 72-62 win over 
cross-state rival Ball State.  Indiana has never lost a game in the 
Classic's 17 year history.

Luke Recker led the Hoosiers with 17 points, including a perfect 5 of 
5 fromt he charity stripe.

The Hoosiers had to battle back once again from a halftime defecit.  
Dane Fife hit a free throw with 3:23 left in the first half to give 
Indiana a 34-33 lead.  Then Ball State went on a 7-2 run to end the 
half and take a 40-36 lead to the lockerroom.

"I was really impressed with how Ball State played in the first 
half," said IU coach Bob Knight.  "Their coaches did an excellent job 
of getting them ready to play."

Indiana came out of the halftime chats by going on a 19-5 run to take 
a 10 point lead.  The Cardinals would never get any closer than 4 
from that point on.

"They got behind our defense, got some easy baskets, got the crowd 
back into it, and really got the momentum," said Ball State coach Ray 
McCallum.

William Gladness enjoyed a good all around game with 15 points and 11 
rebounds.  Rob Turner added 12 points as did A.J. Guyton.

The Hoosiers also closed out an era tonight when they played their 
42nd and final game at Indianapolis' Market Square Arena.  After 25 
years as the center of basketball in the State of Indiana, MSA is set 
to be demolished in 1999 when Conseco Fieldhouse opens its doors to a 
new era of basketball in Indiana.

One can only hope the Hoosiers enjoy the same success in the 
Fieldhouse as they enjoyed at MSA.  In 42 games, Indiana never lost 
on the MSA hardwood!  A perfect 42 and 0!  That is truly a winning 
streak that may never be duplicated.

Indiana starts Big Ten play Thursday when they travel to Iowa. 

BALL ST. (6-4)

Johnson 1-8 1-2 3, Clemens 5-16 2-3 16, Hosier 0-0 0-0 0, Mason
5-10 0-0 12, Moodie 4-12 0-0 10, Davis 2-4 2-2 6, Murray 2-3 1-1
5, Jackson 1-3 0-1 2, Lynch 0-0 0-0 0, Burns 1-1 0-0 2, Franks
0-0 0-0 0, Jones 3-3 0-0 6. Totals 24-60 6-9 62.

INDIANA (13-2)

Recker 5-15 5-5 17, Turner 5-8 1-2 12, Guyton 4-12 2-5 12,
Gladness 5-8 5-6 15, Richardson 0-1 2-2 2, Randle El 1-4 0-0 3,
Fife 1-2 1-3 3, Jiminez 0-0 0-0 0, Lewis 1-2 2-2 4, Haston 2-3
0-0 4, Washington 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-55 18-25 72.

Halftime-Ball St. 40, Indiana 36. 3-Point goals-Ball St. 8-19
(Clemens 4-5, Mason 2-4, Moodie 2-7, Johnson 0-1, Jackson 0-2),
Indiana 6-17 (Guyton 2-4, Recker 2-6, Turner 1-2, Randle El 1-3,
Fife 0-1, Lewis 0-1). Fouled out-None. Rebounds-Ball St. 26
(Johnson 6), Indiana 34 (Gladness 11). Assists-Ball St. 12
(Moodie, Jackson 3), Indiana 13 (Recker, Guyton, Gladness 3).
Total fouls-Ball St. 20, Indiana 13. Technicals-Murray.

A-15,377.
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INDIANA HITS TRIPLE DIGITS AGAIN IN NEAR RECORD WIN
Five Hoosier Players Hit Double Digits

December 27, 1998 - Hoosier Classic
                    Market Square Arena - Indianapolis, Indiana

    Drake Bulldogs    46 (5-4)
#10 INDIANA HOOSIERS 102 (12-2,0-0)

Indiana won by its second biggest margin of victory ever in game one 
of the 18th Annual Hoosier Classic.  The Hoosiers beat the Drake 
Bulldogs by 56 points and also scored in triple digits for the second 
consecutive game in a 102-46 win.

"We obviously couldn't have played any better than we did for most of 
the game," said Indiana coach Bob Knight.  "Our defensive play helped 
us offensively.  We got a lot of things from the defense that helped 
us score points."

Interpretation: 16 Drake turnovers in the first half that led to 18 
Indiana points.  Drake finished with 34 turnovers in for game.

"We knew it was going to be a tough game but we knew we would learn 
from it," said Drake Head Coach Kurt Kanaski.

The Hoosiers were led once again by sophomore guard Luke Recker with 
21 points, but he was just one of five players with double digit 
points.

Redshirt freshman Kirk Haston added 12, while Rob Turner, William 
Gladness and Lynn Washington each had 11.

Indiana's defense not only caused 34 turnovers but they held the 
Bulldogs to just 30% shooting from the field, while IU's offense 
nailed 60% of their shots.

The Hoosiers put the game away by going on a 27-4 run to end the 
first half.  Michael Lewis scored 9 points during that stretch and 
Dane Fife added 7.

Indiana's largest margin of victory came on December 18, 1971 in a 94-
29 victory over Notre Dame.

DRAKE (5-4)
Ohl 2-6 1-2 5, Woodley 4-10 2-2 13, LeVasseur 2-4 0-0 5, Deeter
5-11 2-6 12, Donaldson 0-0 0-0 0, Thomas 1-3 0-0 2, Harris 0-4
1-2 1, Anderson 0-3 0-0 0, Lee 1-4 1-5 3, VandeBrake 0-1 0-0 0,
Collier 1-2 0-1 2, Gaw 1-8 1-2 3. Totals 17-56 8-20 46.

INDIANA (12-2)

Recker 8-11 3-4 21, Turner 4-6 3-3 11, Guyton 2-7 0-0 4, Gladness
4-6 3-4 11, Richardson 0-1 2-2 2, Randle El 1-1 0-0 2, Fife 2-4
2-2 7, Jiminez 0-2 0-0 0, Lewis 2-4 3-4 9, Haston 6-9 0-0 12,
Odle 2-3 4-6 9, Washington 4-5 3-6 11, Geyer 1-1 1-2 3. Totals
36-60 24-33 102.

Halftime-Indiana 48, Drake 21. 3-Point goals-Drake 4-20 (Woodley
3-7, LeVasseur 1-3, Thomas 0-1, Anderson 0-1, VandeBrake 0-1, Gaw
0-1, Ohl 0-2, Deeter 0-4), Indiana 6-13 (Recker 2-2, Lewis 2-3,
Odle 1-1, Fife 1-3, Turner 0-1, Guyton 0-1, Jiminez 0-2). Fouled
out-Harris. Rebounds-Drake 31 (Deeter 9), Indiana 32 (Guyton 6).
Assists-Drake 9 (Ohl, Woodley, Harris 2), Indiana 26 (Turner,
Gladness, Lewis 5). Total fouls-Drake 23, Indiana 20.

A-15,022.
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INDIANA SMOKES THE DONS
More Fireworks on the Sideline, But Not From Knight

December 20, 1998 - Assembly Hall - Bloomington, Indiana

    San Francisco Dons  54 (7-4)
#10 INDIANA HOOSIERS   106 (11-2,0-0)

Indiana fans welcomed back a favorite to the field, er, uh, floor, in
a 106-54 drubbing of San Francisco.  

Antwaan Randle El made his first appearance for Bob Knight since 
leading the Hoosier football team this season.  He scored 5 points 
off of the bench in just five minutes of playing time.  He also added 
2 rebounds and 2 assists.

"The first thing he did when he got out their was get guys together 
and tell them what to do," said Indiana coach Bob Knight.  "I'm not 
sure he knows what to do yet, but he was telling them something, 
which I really liked."

Coach Knight was also happy with the play of Rob Turner and Larry 
Richardson.  Turner had 18 points while Richardson added 6 blocked 
shots.

"Turner gave us really good ball movement.  He's not as good with the 
ball as I'd like him to be but he read the defense very well in the 
second half," said Knight.

"Richardson has played well since the Kentucky game."

As usual in an Indiana game, fireworks errupted form the sideline, 
but this time it was not from the Indiana bench.  The Dons head 
coach, Philip Mathews, was ejected in the second half after recieving 
his fourth technical foul.

"The official was talking to one of my assistants and I told him 
'Don't talk to my assistants, talk to me,'" said Mathews.  "He gave 
me a tech for that.  I kept talking because I wanted to get the last 
word in."  

Indiana was led by A.J. Guyton's 17 points and Luke Reckers double-
double.  Rekcer had 10 points and 10 assists.

SAN FRANCISCO (7-4)
Lee 8-13 1-1 17, Moore 2-10 0-0 4, Hinder 2-7 0-0 4, Zimmerman
4-9 0-0 9, Thomas 7-10 0-0 17, Brewer 0-0 0-0 0, Brown 0-0 0-0 0,
Christensen 0-1 0-0 0, Taylor 0-0 0-0 0, Summerall 1-6 0-0 3.
Totals 24-56 1-1 54.

INDIANA (11-2)

Recker 4-7 1-2 10, Gladness 4-5 0-0 8, Richardson 6-9 0-0 12,
Turner 8-9 0-0 18, Guyton 6-9 3-4 17, Fife 2-3 3-4 7, Lewis 2-3
0-0 5, Haston 2-4 8-9 12, Washington 1-3 0-0 2, Jimenez 2-2 1-4
5, Odle 1-2 2-8 5, Randle El 2-4 0-0 5, Geyer 0-0 0-0 0. Totals
40-60 18-31 106.

Halftime-San Francisco 28, Indiana 39. 3-Point Goals-San
Francisco 5-10 (Thomas 3-4, Zimmerman 1-1, Summerall 1-4,
Christensen 0-1), Indiana 8-9 (Guyton 2-2, Turner 2-2, Lewis 1-1,
Randle El 1-1, Odle 1-1, Recker 1-2). Fouled Out-Moore.
Rebounds-San Francisco 29 (Moore 9), Indiana 23 (Guyton 3).
Assists-San Francisco 13 (Thomas 4), Indiana 29 (Recker 10).
Total fouls-San Francisco 20, Indiana 10.

A-14,241.
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HOOSIERS 25 OUT OF 25 IN INDIANA CLASSIC
Guyton Leads Indiana to Increase Indiana Classic Streak to 50-0
 
December 12, 1998 - Indiana Classic Championship Game
                    Assembly Hall - Bloomington, Indiana
  
    Bowling Green    55 (5-2)
#11 INDIANA HOOSIERS 81 (10-2,0-0)

Twenty-five Indiana Classic's, twenty-five Indiana championships.  
Indiana used 21 points from A.J. Guyton in an 81-55 win over Bowling 
Green in the Championship game of the Classic.

"We played very well defensively in the second half," said Indiana 
Coach Bob Knight.  "When we started back from the nine point lead, we 
played very well from that point on."

What Knight was referring to was Bowling Greens comeback at the end 
of the first half and the beginning of the second.  Bowling Green 
outscored the Hoosiers 10-3 to cut the IU lead to 34-24 at the 
half.  They stayed in contention, getting the lead down to nine with 
15 minutes to go.  But the final 15 minutes belonged to the Hoosiers 
as they went on a 23-2 run and they never looked back.  Indiana also 
never trailed in the game.

Indiana shot 53% from the field while Bowling Green shot only 34%.

The Hoosiers had great bench play from Rob Turner and Larry 
Richardson, who scored eight and nine points respectively, and 
combined to shoot nine out of eleven field goals.

"Larry Richardson played very well for us.  Boy he really tries," 
said Knight.  "We lose a little in size with Turner, but we gain some 
things with him (in the lineup)."

This game also marked a homecoming for one of Knight's former 
players.  Alumnist Dan Dakich, who played for IU from 1982-85, 
returned to Assembly Hall as the Head Coach of Bowling Green.

"It was emotional," said Dakich.  "When I walked in last night it was 
such a great atmosphere.  I had forgotten just what it was like.  
Then when I walked in tonight with the ovation the people gave me, it 
was really nice."

BOWLING GREEN (5-3)

Esterkamp 2-4 2-2 6, Stacey 4-16 5-7 14, Cowan 3-6 0-0 7, Moore
1-6 2-2 4, Reid 0-5 0-0 0, Furlin 0-1 0-0 0, Matela 4-5 7-7 15,
Bunn 1-1 0-0 3, Black 2-4 0-0 6, Klassen 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 17-50
16-18 55.

INDIANA (10-2)

Recker 5-11 1-3 13, Turner 4-5 0-0 9, Richardson 4-6 0-2 8, Fife
2-2 2-2 6, Guyton 7-12 6-7 21, Gladness 0-0 0-0 0, Lewis 2-3 3-4
7, Haston 3-6 1-1 7, Washington 1-6 1-3 3, Jimenez 1-3 0-0 3,
Odle 1-2 2-5 4, Geyer 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 30-57 16-27 81.

Halftime score: Bowling Green 24, Indiana 34. 3-Point Goals:
Bowling Green 5-13 (Black 2-3, Cowan 1-1, Bunn 1-1, Stacey 1-3,
Moore 0-1, Reid 0-1, Furlin 0-1, Esterkamp 0-2), Indiana 5-11
(Recker 2-3, Jimenez 1-2, Turner 1-2, Guyton 1-3, Lewis 0-1).
Fouled Out: Moore, Esterkamp. Rebounds: Bowling Green 29 (Matela
10), Indiana 28 (Richardson 6). Assists: Bowling Green 11 (Moore
3), Indiana 17 (Fife 5). Total fouls: Bowling Green 23, Indiana
16.

A: 13,760.
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HOOSIERS CRUISE INTO INDIANA CLASSIC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Indiana Still Undefeated in Classic With Win Over Boise State

December 11, 1998 - Indiana Classic
                    Assembly Hall - Bloomington, Indiana

    Boise State      66 (5-2)
#11 INDIANA HOOSIERS 90 (9-2, 0-0)

A.J. Guyton scored a game high 26 points and the Hoosiers made 30-38 
free-throws to lead Indiana to a 90-66 win in the first game of 
the Indiana Classic.

"We took them out of their game early with patience, ball movement 
and good shots," Guyton said after the game.

Indiana put the game away at the beginning of the second half with an 
18-8 run, sparked by seven consecutive by Guyton.

"Guyton was very active with and without the ball," said Indiana Head 
Coach Bob Knight.  "He played a good all around game.

"Once we got in a position to control the game, we didn't let it slip 
out of our hands.  It was a very good game for us all the way around."

Indiana's also played their best defense of the season, forcing 21 
Boise State turnovers.

William Gladness came off the bench to score 11 for the Hoosiers.  
Luke Recker added another good all around game with 10 points, four 
steals and three assists.

BOISE STATE (5-2)

Woods 3-5 0-1 7, Bergerson 11-17 4-5 30, Tillman 1-4 0-0 2,
Washington 3-8 2-2 11, Shephard 1-1 0-2 2, Williams 0-1 0-0 0,
Morgan 1-6 3-3 5, Hordeman 1-2 0-0 3, Armstrong 1-4 1-2 3,
VanWeerdhuize 1-5 0-0 3. Totals 23-53 10-15 66.

INDIANA (9-2)

Recker 2-8 6-7 10, Turner 4-9 0-0 9, Haston 2-3 0-0 4, Fife 2-3
4-5 8, Guyton 10-14 3-3 26, Lewis 1-2 5-7 7, Richardson 3-3 2-2
8, Gladness 3-3 5-6 11, Jimenez 0-1 1-2 1, Washington 1-1 3-4 5,
Odle 0-3 1-2 1, Geyer 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 28-52 30-38 90.

Halftime-Indiana 50, Boise St. 31. 3-Point goals-Boise St. 10-20
(Bergerson 4-8, Washington 3-5, Woods 1-1, Hordeman 1-1,
VanWeerdhuize 1-4, Morgan 0-1). Indiana 4-14 (Guyton 3-5, Turner
1-3, Fife 0-1, Lewis 0-1, Geyer 0-1, Jimenez 0-1, Recker 0-2).
Fouled out-Williams. Rebounds-Boise St. 27 (Woods 5), Indiana 34
(Turner 6). Assists-Boise St. 15 (Washington 5), Indiana 18 (Fife
5). Total fouls-Boise St. 29, Indiana 17.

A-13,825.
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HOOSIERS LOSE TO CHAMPS IN OT DESPITE LATE GAME HEROICS
Knight Returns to Spotlight with First "T" of Season, Milestone

December 8, 1998 - Freedom Hall - Louisville, Kentucky

#11 INDIANA HOOSIERS  61    (8-2,0-0)
#5  Kentucky Wildcats 70 OT (8-1)

Indiana Head Coach Bob Knight returned to the national spotlight in a 
70-61 overtime loss to the defending National Champions on ESPN.  
Knight was hit with his first technical foul of the season in his 
1,000th game as a Division 1 head coach.

The Kentucky Wildcats handed the Hoosiers only their second loss of 
the season in a game that IU almost pulled off.  With four come-from-
behind wins already under their belts, the Hoosiers tried for their 
fifth.  Down by nine with 1:10 left in regulation, Luke Recker hit 
two three-pointers and freshman Dane Fife added a third with less 
that two seconds left to send the game into overtime.

And then the Bob Knight rendition of the Fourth of July fireworks 
show.  With 3:45 left in OT and IU down 56-51, Kirk Haston was called 
for a travel.  Knight responded by showing his disapproval of the 
call by storming the IU sideline and kicking the scorers table.  That 
resulted in a technical foul being called by referee Gerald 
Boudreaux.  Knight then kicked the table again, apparently without 
any of the three officials seeing it, this time leaving a black mark.

"I thought it was a bad call," Knight said after the game.  "I 
thought Haston got smacked."

The Wildcats responded by hitting one of the two technical free-
throws and two free-throws as a result of a foul to take a 59-51 
lead, and they never looked back.

Kentucky became only the third team to beat a Knight led IU team five 
straight times.

As for the milestone 1,000th game, Knight said he did not even know 
about it until someone told him earlier in the week.

Indiana was led by Recker's 18 points, A.J. Guyton's 15 points and 5 
rebounds and Haston with 6 points and 5 rebounds.

INDIANA (8-2)

Recker 7-14 1-2 18, Guyton 6-14 3-4 15, Fife 4-6 0-0 10, Haston
3-9 0-0 6, Washington 2-6 0-0 4, Gladness 1-5 2-4 4, Turner 1-6
0-0 2, Odle 0-1 2-2 2, Lewis 0-1 0-0 0, Richardson 0-1 0-0 0,
Jiminez 0-0 0-0 0, Geyer 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-63 8-12 61.

KENTUCKY (8-1)

Evans 6-15 7-8 22, Padgett 4-7 7-8 17, Bradley 5-7 3-3 13, Turner
3-10 2-2 8, Smith 1-5 3-4 5, Camara 1-2 1-2 3, Prince 1-5 0-0 2,
Magloire 0-2 0-0 0, Hogan 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-53 23-27 70.

Halftime-Kentucky 21, Indiana 16. End of regulation-Indiana 51,
Kentucky 51. 3-Point goals-Indiana 5-17 (Recker 3-7, Fife 2-3,
Odle 0-1, Guyton 0-3, Turner 0-3), Kentucky 5-14 (Evans 3-5,
Padgett 2-3, Prince 0-3, Smith 0-3). Fouled out-None.
Rebounds-Indiana 31 (Haston, Guyton 5), Kentucky 43 (Evans,
Bradley 9). Assists-Indiana 9 (Lewis, Jiminez 2), Kentucky 13
(Turner, Evans 4). Total fouls-Indiana 21, Kentucky 13.
Technical-Indiana coach Knight.

A-20,047.


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GUYTON'S THREE-POINTER STARTS CELEBRATION IN ASSEMBLY HALL
A.J.'s Trey Send Hoosiers to Upset Win over Owls

December 5, 1998 - Assembly Hall - Bloomington, Indiana

#10 Temple Owls      62 (4-3)
#16 INDIANA HOOSIERS 63 (8-1,0-0)

Pre-season All American A.J. Guyton lived up to the pre-season hype 
by nailing a three-pointer with 5.5 seconds left to lift the Hoosiers 
to thier fourth come-from-behind victory of the season.

Guyton was ice cold until the game was on the line, missing his first 
eight attempts from beyond the arc before hitting his last two, 
including the game winner.

"I got myself set and knocked down the shot, that's it," said 
Guyton.  "It wasn't no set play or anything like that.  Somebody 
needed to hit one.  I finally hit one.  I was kind of lucky."

Indiana may now be know as the cardiac kids.  For the fourth time 
this season, they had to come-from-behind to win.  Temple took a 
52-43 lead with eight minutes to go on a Lamont Barnes free throw.  
Earlier in the game, Barnes missed a show boat, reverse dunk, 
clanging it off the back of the rim.

"My grandmother used to say when you come in the house for cooking, 
show your manners, and she would give me a stare if something was 
wrong," said Temple coach John Chaney.  "I didn't say anything to 
him.  That's enough humiliation..."

IU tied the game at 58-58 on consecutive three-pointers by Luke 
Recker and Guyton.  Barnes gave the Owls thier final lead with 18.1 
seconds left on a tip-in before Guyton hit the game winner.

"I think if you went back over the times that we played for a tie or 
a win, I think you'll always find we've gone for the win,"  Said IU 
coach Bob Knight.  "If you go to overtime, you may never get a chance 
to win."

Indiana was led by Recker's 15 points.  Redshirt freshman Kirk Haston 
came off the bench to score 12 and grab 9 rebounds in a game that 
featured 9 ties and 9 lead changes.

TEMPLE (4-3) 	

Barnes 6-10 4-6 16, Lyde 1-2 0-0 2, Sanchez 2-9 0-0 6,
Brokenborough 4-11 5-6 15, Wadley 3-10 3-3 9, Karcher 5-8 1-2 14.
Totals 21-50 13-17 62.

INDIANA (8-1) 	

Recker 6-12 0-0 15, Odle 1-5 0-0 2, Gladness 2-3 0-0 4, Fife 3-6
0-0 7, Guyton 3-11 0-0 8, Washington 2-4 1-2 5, Jimenez 1-3 0-0
3, Turner 1-3 1-2 4, Lewis 1-1 0-0 3, Haston 5-11 2-2 12. Totals
25-59 4-6 63. 	

Halftime-Indiana 30, Temple 29. 3-Point goals-Temple 7-18
(Karcher 3-5, Sanchez 2-3, Brokenborough 2-4, Wadley 0-6),
Indiana 9-27 (Recker 3-8, Guyton 2-10, Lewis 1-1, Turner 1-2,
Fife 1-3, Jimenez 1-3). Fouled out-None. Rebounds-Temple 26
(Brokenborough 9), Indiana 38 (Haston 9). Assists-Temple 13
(Sanchez 6), Indiana 17 (Recker, Guyton, Jimenez 3). Total
fouls-Temple 11, Indiana 16.

A-17,149.
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HOOSIERS RETURN FROM MAUI WITH A WIN AGAINST CROSS-STATE RIVAL
Indiana Uses an Extra Period in Victory Over Notre Dame

December 1, 1998 - Joyce Center - South Bend, Indiana 

#16 INDIANA HOOSIERS          76    (7-1,0-0)
    Notre Dame Fighting Irish 72 OT (2-5)

Indiana survived a night of frigid free-throw shooting to win in 
overtime over cross state rival Notre Dame, 76-72.

"It was just concentration" said IU guard A.J. Guyton as the Hoosiers 
shot just 15 for 27 from the charity stripe.  The most glaring number 
might be IU hitting just 8 of 15 in the crucial final minutes.

"It is tough to let a game get away in regulation and then still win 
in overtime" said IU Head Coach Bob Knight.  "We did a good job 
winning the game in overtime.  I was pleased with our ability to come 
back."

And come back they did, again!  For the fourth time this young 
season, the Hoosiers trailed at halftime.  Notre Dame finished the 
first half with an 11-2 run to take a 36-31 lead.

They increased that lead to 11 in the second half.  Indiana then 
rallied to cut the lead to one, 48-47, as Michael Lewis hit a three-
pointer.  

ND increased their lead to six points three minutes later, but Luke 
Recker scored seven of IU's next eleven to take the lead for good.

"Indiana is a tremendous team...they should be ranked higher than 
they are"  said Irish coach John MacLeod.  "It is not easy to guard 
Guyton or Recker.  They move so well without the ball."

Indiana was led by Recker's 27 points, including five three-pointers. 
Guyton scored 17 points for the Hoosiers.  In addition to his three-
pointer, Lewis had seven points and seven assists.  Dane Fife had 
another fine game with 13 points, including 4 of 4 from the field, 
and seven rebounds.

The Irish were led by Troy Murphy with 23 points and 16 rebounds. 

INDIANA (7-1)

Recker 8-18 6-10 27, Washington 2-5 0-0 4, Gladness 2-5 3-5 7,
Fife 4-4 3-4 13, Guyton 8-14 0-0 17, Lewis 2-3 2-4 7, Richardson
0-0 0-0 0, Haston 0-2 0-0 0, Odle 0-4 1-4 1. Totals 26-55 15-27
76.

NOTRE DAME (2-5)

Murphy 7-14 9-11 23, Graves 2-4 2-2 7, Hickey 2-7 2-2 6, Wyche
4-11 3-3 11, Ingelsby 3-9 0-0 7, Rainey 0-2 0-0 0, Williamson 0-1
0-0 0, Dillon 2-5 1-2 5, Carroll 1-3 0-2 2, Swanagan 4-6 3-3 11,
Owens 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 25-63 20-25 72.

Halftime-Notre Dame 36, Indiana 31. End of Regulation-Indiana 66,
Notre Dame 66. 3-Point goals-Indiana 9-17 (Recker 5-10, Fife 2-2,
Lewis 1-1, Guyton 1-4), Notre Dame 2-12 (Graves 1-2, Ingelsby
1-3, Dillon 0-1, Carroll 0-1, Wyche 0-5). Fouled out-Graves,
Ingelsby. Rebounds-Indiana 33 (Fife 7), Notre Dame 43 (Murphy
16). Assists-Indiana 15 (Lewis 7), Notre Dame 13 (Ingelsby 4).
Total fouls-Indiana 23, Notre Dame 26. Technical-Gladness.

A-10,421.
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HOOSIERS LOSE IN REMATCH OF 1987 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Syracuse Takes Trophy This Time Around

November 25, 1998 - Maui Classic Championship Game
                    Lahaina Civic Center - Maui, Hawaii

#19 Syracuse Orangemen 76 (5-0)
#17 INDIANA HOOSIERS   63 (6-1,0-0)

In 1987 it was Keith Smart's jumper from the corner that lead the 
Hoosiers to the NCAA Championship over Syracuse.  In 1998 it was 
Preston Shumpert's three-pointers that led Syracuse to a little 
revenge in the championship game of the Maui Classic.  Syracuse took 
the Maui Classic title with a 76-63 win over the Hoosiers.

After a close start that featured seven lead changes, the freshmen 
back-up guard scored eight consecutive points with two three-pointers 
and a field goal.  Shumpert also keyed a 14-2 second half run with 
six points.  That run put the game out of reach as it stretched 
Syracuse's lead to 16 points.  Shumpert finished with 19 points and 
seven rebounds.

A relentless zone defense also played a key role in the Orangemen's 
victory.  They held Indiana to 39% shooting from the field, including 
just 6 of 22 from beyond the three-point arc.

"The two kids at the top played good defense," said Indiana Head
Coach Bob Knight.  "The zone took away our aggressiveness."

The Syracuse defense also accomplished something no one else has when 
they held Indiana's top scorer scoreless.  IU junior guard A.J. 
Guyton came into the game with a 16.5 points per game average, but 
went 0 for 6 and failed to score for the first time in his Indiana 
career.

William Galdness did his best to keep the Hoosiers close.  He scored 
24 points on 9 of 13 shooting.  He also lit up the boards with 11 
rebounds, six on the offensive end.

Luke Recker added 15 points for the Hoosiers.

INDIANA (6-1)

Recker 6-17 0-0 15, Gladness 9-13 6-8 24, Haston 2-6 1-1 5, Lewis
1-3 1-1 3, Guyton 0-6 0-0 0, Washington 2-6 0-0 4, Richardson 0-0
1-2 1, Fife 0-2 0-0 0, Jimenez 1-2 0-0 3, Odle 1-2 0-0 2, Turner
2-4 0-0 6. Totals 24-61 9-12 63

SYRACUSE (5-0)

Williams 0-1 0-0 0, Blackwell 4-12 1-3 11, Thomas 3-4 4-6 10,
Hart 5-11 5-6 17, Griffin 1-1 0-0 3, Bland 5-5 0-0 10, Shumpert
8-13 0-0 19, Ovcina 3-5 0-0 6. Totals 29-52 10-15 76

Halftime-Syracuse 38, Indiana 34. 3-Point goals-Indiana 6-22
(Recker 3-9, Turner 2-4, Jimenez 1-2, Lewis 0-1, Fife 0-2, Guyton
0-4), Syracuse 8-15 (Shumpert 3-6, Blackwell 2-3, Hart 2-3,
Griffin 1-1, Ovcina 0-2). Fouled out-None. Rebounds-Indiana 29
(Gladness 10), Syracuse 38 (Blackwell 11). Assists-Indiana 17
(Guyton, Fife, Turner 3), Syracuse 14 (Hart 5). Total
fouls-Indiana 16, Syracuse 14.

A-2,500.
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DEFENSE RULES AS INDIANA HEADS FOR MAUI CLASSIC CHAMPIONSHIP
Hoosiers and Utah Lock Horns in Defensive Battle

November 24, 1998 - Maui Classic Semi-final Game
                    Lahaina Civic Center - Maui, Hawaii

#21 Utah Utes         49 (2-2)
#17 INDIANA HOOSIERS  52 (6-0,0-0)

Indiana and Utah played a classic defensive game, and Indiana came 
out on the victorious side with a 52-49 win over #21 Utah in the semi-
finals of the Maui Classic.  The Hoosiers will play thier second 
ranked opponent in two days tomorrow in the championship against #19 
Syracuse.

In a game that neither team led by more than seven points, the 
Hoosiers used a pair of late free throws by WIlliam Gladness to take 
the lead for good.

"I can't imagine two teams playing harder against one another," said 
Indiana Head Coach Bob Knight.   "Neither team backed down.  Neither 
team scored a lot.  There were no cheap points."

"I thought both teams played great defense,"  added Utah Head Coach 
Rick Majerus.  "We both hang our hats on defense."

Utah tied the game three times in the final five minutes, but 
Gladness' free throws, followed by a Kirk Haston blocked shot and a 
Gladness field goal gave the Hoosiers a late four point lead.  Then 
Luke Recker nailed a three pointer as the shot clock expired to give 
IU its biggest lead, 46-39.

Both teams struggled from the field, hitting just 35% each.  Indiana 
led at the half, 26-23.

A.J. Guyton once again led the way for the Hoosiers with 12 points, 5 
rebounds and 6 assists.

Kirk Haston continues to shine for the undefeated Hoosiers as he had 
10 points and 10 rebounds.

Luke Recker added 9 points, Gladness had 6 points and 8 rebounds, 
Michael Lewis had a key field goal in the final minutes on his way to 
7 points, Jarrod Odle had 6 points and Lynn Washington added the 
final 2.

UTAH (2-2)

Mottola 6-15 3-3 17, Jensen 3-8 1-2 7, Althoff 1-5 0-2 2, Miller
5-15 2-2 12, Killion 2-5 1-2 7, Sharp 1-3 0-0 2, Cullen 1-4 0-0
2. Totals 19-55 7-12 49

INDIANA (6-0)

Recker 2-7 4-4 9, Gladness 2-8 2-2 6, Haston 4-11 2-2 10, Lewis
2-6 2-4 7, Guyton 4-10 3-4 12, Fife 0-1 0-0 0, Wasington 1-2 0-0
2, Richardson 0-1 0-0 0, Odle 3-3 0-0 6, Turner 0-2 0-0 0. Totals
18-51 13-16 52
Halftime-Indiana 26, Utah 23. 3-Point goals_Utah 4-11 (Mottola
2-3, Killion 2-4, Cullen 0-1, Jensen 0-1, Miller 0-2), Indiana
3-7 (Recker 1-1, Guyton 1-1, Lewis 1-4 Turner 0-1). Fouled
out-Jensen. Rebounds-Utah 38 (Mottola, Althoff, Miller, Killion
6), Indiana 36 (Haston 10). Assists-Utah 10 (Miller 4), 10
(Guyton 6). Total fouls-Utah 20, Indiana 17. Technical-Utah
bench.

A-2,500.
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INDIANA STUNS K-STATE WITH ANOTHER COME-FROM-BEHIND VICTORY
Guyton, Recker Lead Hoosiers to Another Late Rally Win 

November 23, 1998 - Maui Classic Quarterfinal Game
                    Lahaina Civic Center - Maui, Hawaii

    Kansas State Wildcats  70 (3-1)
#17 INDIANA HOOSIERS       71 (5-0,0-0)

For the second time in three games, the Hoosiers used a second half 
rally to erase a huge opponents lead in winning their quarterfinal 
game over Kansas State in the Maui Classic, 71-70.  

Before a packed house of 2,500 in the Lahaina Civic Center and a 
national audience on ESPN, Indiana struggled in the first 17 minutes 
of the first half.  Indiana scored first on an A.J. Guyton three-
pointer, but the Wildcats dominated the next 15 minutes.  At the 4:45 
mark of the first K-State led 40-21.  The Hoosiers then went on an 11-
5 run to close the Wildcats lead to 45-29.

IU was still down 17 midway through the second half, but after an IU 
timeout, the Hoosiers man-to-man defense finally kicked in and held 
the Wildcats to just 9 of 34 shooting in the half.

Indiana finally cut the lead to single digits with a Kirk Haston 
field goal with 3:32 left.  The Hoosiers completed the comeback when 
Luke Recker nailed a three-pointer from the corner in front of the 
Hoosier bench with just over a minute to play to make it 68-65.  Free-
throws in the final minute sealed win number five for Indiana.

The Hoosiers were led by Guyton with 25 points, including 5 of 10 
from beyond the three point line.  William Gladness sparked the 
Hoosiers in the second half finishing with 13 points, 14 rebounds and 
3 steals.

Recker and Michael Lewis each had 11 points.  Also scoring were Kirk 
Haston with 5, Lynn Washington 2, Rob Turner 2, and Dane Fife and 
Larry Richardson with one apiece.  Luke Jimenez also had 3 assists in 
just six minutes of playing time.

Other notes...This is Indiana's third appearance in the Maui Classic.
Bob Knight is a now a perfect 7-0 vs Kansas State.  Utah nailed 
Arizona State 65-48 in the final quarterfinal game and they face 
Indiana Tuesday night.   

KANSAS ST. (3-1)

Dies 0-3 0-0 0, Reid 3-6 2-2 9, Rhodes 6-15 1-2 15, Griffin 2-8
0-2 4, Groves 5-13 0-3 12, May 4-11 3-3 12, Kitt 5-9 3-6 13, Kimm
1-1 0-0 3, Reynolds 1-1 0-0 2, Sims 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 27-68 9-17
70

INDIANA (4-0)

Recker 3-9 4-8 11, Washington 1-6 0-0 2, Gladness 4-9 5-6 13,
Lewis 4-4 2-2 11, Guyton 8-20 4-4 25, Fife 0-1 1-3 1, Turner 1-3
0-0 2, Haston 2-4 1-3 5, Richardson 0-0 1-2 1, Odle 0-1 0-0 0.
Totals 23-57 18-28 71

Halftime-Kansas St. 45, Indiana 29. 3-Point goals-Kansas St. 7-16
(Groves 2-5, Rhodes 2-6, Reid 1-1, Kimm 1-1, May 1-3), Indiana
7-19 (Guyton 5-10, Lewis 1-1, Recker 1-6, Fife 0-1, Turner 0-1).
Fouled out-None. Rebounds-Kansas St. 50 (Rhodes 15), Indiana 38
(Gladness 14). Assists-Kansas St. 13 (Griffin 6), Indiana 14
(Lewis, Guyton, Jimenez 3). Total fouls-Kansas St. 24, Indiana
19.

A-2500.
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HOOSIERS SCORCH BLAZERS TO STAY PERFECT
91-54 Victory Improves IU to 4-0 Going to Maui Classic

November 18, 1998 - Assembly Hall - Bloomington, Indiana

    UAB Blazers       54 (1-1)
#22 INDIANA HOOSIERS  91 (4-0,0-0)

Indiana did not need come-from-behind heroics in winning thier fourth
game of the season, a 91-54 thumping of the University of 
Alabama-Birmingham.  In front of 16,678 Assembly Hall fans, the 
Hoosiers jumped to an early lead and never looked back.

"Our objective was to play 40 minutes, 40 good minutes, and I thought 
we played 40 tonight" said Indiana Coach Bob Knight.

Indiana was led by Pre-Season All-American guard A.J. Guyton.  
Guyton, in his best game of the season, scored a game-high 21 points 
on 8 of 11 shooting, including a perfect 4 of 4 from beyond the arc.  
He also tied for game-high honors in assists with 4 and rebounds with 
6.

Sophomore guard Luke Recker was right behind Guyton with 20 points on 
6 of 10 shooting and 2 of 3 from three-point land. He also had 6 
boards to lead the Hoosiers.

Defense and bench play were crucial for the Hoosiers.  Indiana held 
the Blazers to just 1 of 20 from three-point land.  The bench also 
came through with 41 points, which is a good sign for the games to 
come.

"I was really pleased with the contributions we had and the effort we 
had for the whole ballgame," said Knight after the game.

UAB Head Coach Murry Bartow added "We never could get it going."

Indiana ran away with the game midway through the first half with two 
spurts.  The first, a 17-4 run, was led by Guyton with 11 points.  
That spurt put the Hoosiers up 24-11.  The Blazers came back to get 
within 9 until Kirk Haston nailed a three-pointer to start a 15-4 
Hoosier run.

Indiana held a 39-21 halftime lead as Recker scored the final 8 
Hoosier points of the half.

Other scorers for the Hoosiers were Kirk Haston with 10, Dane Fife 8, 
Rob Turner 6, Jarrad Odle 6, Luke Jimenez 5, William Gladness 4, Tom 
Guyer 4, Lynn Washington with 3 points and 6 bebounds and Michael 
Lewis with 2 points and 4 assists. 

ALA.-BIRMINGHAM (1-1)

Ward 1-5 0-0 2, Bass 2-5 1-2 5, Williams 4-11 3-3 11, Cobb 2-11
0-0 4, Brown 0-2 3-4 3, Mitchell 4-13 1-2 10, Holmes 0-8 0-0 0,
Nikolic 1-5 4-4 6, Ransom 1-5 0-0 2, Jackson 4-4 3-6 11,
Armstrong 0-0 0-2 0, Okam 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 19-69 15-22 54.

INDIANA (4-0)

Recker 6-10 6-7 20, Washington 1-3 1-3 3, Gladness 2-4 0-0 4,
Lewis 0-4 2-2 2, Guyton 8-11 1-2 21, Haston 3-6 4-5 10, Turner
2-5 2-2 6, Richardson 1-4 0-0 2, Fife 2-3 4-6 8, Jimenez 2-4 0-0
5, Odle 2-4 2-2 6, Geyer 1-2 2-2 4. Totals 30-60 24-31 91.
Halftime-Indiana 39, Ala.-Birmingham 21. 3-Point
goals-Ala.-Birmingham 1-20 (Mitchell 1-2, Williams 0-1, Nikolic
0-2, Ransom 0-2, Holmes 0-6, Cobb 0-7), Indiana 7-15 (Guyton 4-4,
Recker 2-3, Jimenez 1-3, Turner 0-2, Lewis 0-3). Fouled out-Ward.
Rebounds-Ala.-Birmingham 44 (Brown 11), Indiana 44 (Recker,
Washington, Guyton 6). Assists-Ala.-Birmingham 8 (Bass, Cobb 3),
Indiana 22 (Lewis, Guyton 4). Total fouls-Ala.-Birmingham 25,
Indiana 18. Technical-Williams.

A-16,678.
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HOOSIERS COME-FROM-BEHIND FOR THIRD WIN
Kirk Haston scores 18 off bench

November 14, 1998 - Assembly Hall - Bloomington, Indiana

    Indiana State Sycamores  70 (0-1) 
#22 INDIANA HOOSIERS         76 (3-0,0-0)

Indiana survived a scare from in-state rival Indiana State in a 76-70 
victory before 17,098 fans in Assembly Hall.

The Hoosiers trailed 45-26 at half-time, and even recieved some boos 
from the faithful hometown crowd.  "They kicked our butts in the 
first half" is how IU sophomore gaurd Luke Recker put it after the 
game.

Indiana head coach Bob Knight said "I really enjoyed watching them 
(Indiana State) in the first half."

ISU's second year coach, and former Bob Knight assistant, Royce 
Waltman said "I was pleased we took it too them."

Indiana State held the Hoosiers to 35% shooting in the first half, 
but Indiana turned it around in the second.

Luke recker tied the game with 6:34 left in the second half with a 22-
footer, and IU did not look back.  Recker finished with a game high 
23 points.

Freshman Kirk Haston impressed the home fans by coming off the bench 
and scoring 18 points and pulling down a game high 16 rebounds.

The Hoosier defense, which was non existent in the first 20 minutes, 
held the Sycamores to just 19% shooting after the half.

One thing Coach Knight might work on in practice is free-throw 
shooting.  The Hoosiers hit on only 11 of 20 from the charity stripe.

Other scores for the Hoosiers were Lynn Washington with 8, William 
Gladness 9, A.J. Guyton 7 and Michael Lewis with 5.  Lewis also had a 
game high 5 assists.

INDIANA ST. (70)

Kante 1-3 5-8 7, Green 7-12 3-4 20, Renn 5-9 2-2 14, Menser 2-4
0-0 6, Block 3-11 2-4 10, Adkins 3-8 0-0 8, Thompson 1-3 0-0 3,
Giesen 1-7 0-0 2, Luchetti 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 23-58 12-18 70.

INDIANA (76)

Recker 8-15 4-7 23, Washington 4-4 0-2 8, Gladness 3-10 3-6 9,
Fife 0-0 0-0 0, Guyton 2-9 2-2 7, Lewis 2-5 0-1 5, Haston 8-12
2-2 18, Turner 0-2 0-0 0, Jimenez 2-5 0-0 6. Totals 29-62 11-20
76.

Halftime-Indiana St. 45, Indiana 26. 3-Point goals-Indiana St.
12-24 (Green 3-4, Renn 2-2, Menser 2-4, Block 2-5, Adkins 2-7,
Thompson 1-2), Indiana 7-18 (Recker 3-7, Jiminez 2-5, Lewis 1-2,
Guyton 1-4). Fouled out-None. Rebounds-Indiana St. 37 (Kante 11),
Indiana 40 (Haston 16). Assists-Indiana St. 15 (Green 4), Indiana
19 (Lewis 5). Total fouls-Indiana St. 19, Indiana 13.

A-17,098.
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INDIANA SWEEPS THROUGH NABC FIELD
Valpo also goes two for two

November 8, 1998 - NABC Classic
                   RCA Dome - Indianapolis, Indiana

    South Carolina Gamecocks  55  (0-2)
#22 INDIANA HOOSIERS          76  (2-0,0-0)

Bob Knight's Indiana Hoosiers start the season 2-0 after knocking off
the South Carolina Gamecocks 76-55 before 12,229 spectators at the
NABC Classic in Indianapolis.

Indiana was led by Luke Reckers 22 points, including 3 of 6 from
three point range.  Recker also tied for the team lead for the second
consecutive night with five assists.

After having a career high in rebounds in last nights victory,
William Gladness had a career high in points with 17.

The Hoosiers got off to an 8-0 lead and led 39-27 at the half.  They
led by as many as 14 three times.  

For the second straight game, the defense came through in a big way,
holding the Gamecocks to just 38% shooting from the field.

Indiana had four players score in double figures.  Along with Recker
and Gladness, A.J. Guyton had 11 and redsirt freshmen Kirk Haston
knocked in 10 for his second consecutive double figure game.

Other scorers for the Hoosiers were, Lynn Washington with 7, Michael
Lewis 6 (two for two from beyond the arc and 5 assits) and Rob Turner
with 3.

In other action, last years NCAA Tournament darling team Valporaiso
also beat South Carolina and Seton Hall in the NABC Classic.  Looks 
like a good start for the State of Indiana.  

SOUTH CAROLINA (0-2)

Davis 2-5 0-0 5, Williams 6-11 2-2 14, Johnson 1-6 0-0 2, McKie
4-11 1-1 10, Rouse 1-3 0-0 3, Lucas 3-9 0-0 7, Ross 3-8 0-0 8,
Gallman 3-6 0-0 6, Kinloch 0-0 0-0 0, Bradley 0-1 0-0 0,
Kitchings 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-60 3-3 55.

INDIANA (2-0)

Recker 8-16 3-3 22, Washington 2-5 3-4 7, Gladness 7-13 3-4 17,
Fife 0-2 0-0 0, Guyton 4-9 1-1 11, Haston 4-7 2-3 10, Lewis 2-2
0-0 6, Jimenez 0-0 0-0 0, Richardson 0-0 0-0 0, Turner 1-4 1-2 3,
Odle 0-1 0-0 0, Geyer 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 28-60 13-17 76.

Halftime-Indiana 39, South Carolina 27. 3-point goals-South
Carolina 6-16 (Ross 2-5, Lucas 1-3, Rouse 1-2, McKie 1-3, Davis
1-3.), Indiana 7-18 (Recker 3-6, Lewis 2-2, Guyton 2-5, Fife 0-1,
Odle 0-1, Turner 0-3). Fouled out-None. Rebounds-South Carolina
33 (Gallman 5), Indiana 40 (Gladness 7). Assists-South Carolina
13 (McKie 5), Indiana 19 (Recker, Lewis 5). Total fouls-South
Carolina 17, Indiana 11.

A-12,229.
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INDIANA STARTS WITH A VICTORY
Knocks off Seton Hall in NABC Classic game 1

November 7, 1998 - NABC Classic 
                   RCA Dome - Indianapolis, Indiana

    Seton Hall Pirates  69 (0-1)
#22 INDIANA HOOSIERS    83 (1-0, 0-0)

A.J. Guyton led the Hoosiers to victory on both ends of the court in
game one of the NABC Classic at the RCA Dome before 15,509 fans.
Guyton led IU with 23 points, including 3 of 4 from beyond the arc.
He also held Seton Halls leading scorer to 6 points.  Shaheen
Halloway entered the game with a 15 game string of double figure
games, but Guyton's stingy defense ended that string.

The Hoosiers jumped to an early lead, and led at the half, 41-24.
Five minutes into the second half, Indiana extended their lead to the
biggest of the game, 51-26, and coasted the rest of the way.

William Gladness looked impressive with a career high 14 rebounds.
He also tossed in 16 points.

Redshirt freshman Kirk Haston started his career in the Cream and
Crimson with 17 points in just 27 minutes.

Also scoring for Indiana were Luke Recker with 10, Dane Fife 8, Lynn
Washington 4, Michael Lewis 4 and Rob Turner 1.  

SETON HALL (0-1)

Jordan 9-11 1-1 19, Kaukenas 2-7 2-2 7, Manga 1-4 0-0 2, Holloway
3-15 0-0 6, Sauders 10-16 7-7 29, Moore 0-6 0-0 0, Dawkins 1-3
0-1 2, Cespedes 0-1 2-2 2, Shine 1-4 0-0 2, Garrett 0-0 0-0 0.
Totals 27-67 12-13 69.

INDIANA (1-0)

Recker 3-8 4-4 10, Washington 2-3 0-0 4, Gladness 7-11 2-4 16,
Fife 3-6 2-2 8, Guyton 9-12 2-2 23, Haston 7-12 3-4 17, Lewis 1-3
2-3 4, Jimenez 0-0 0-0 0, Richardson 0-0 0-0 0, Turner 0-3 1-2 1.
Totals 32-58 16-21 83.

Halftime-Indiana 41, Seton Hall 24. 3-point goals-Seton Hall 3-18
(Saunders 2-4, Kaukenas 1-3, Shine 0-2, Holloway 0-4, Moore 0-5),
Indiana 3-8 (Guyton 3-4, Lewis 0-1, Recker 0-3). Fouled out-None.
Rebounds-Seton Hall 33 (Magna, Jordan, Holloway 5), Indiana 49
(Gladness 14). Assists-Seton Hall 19 (Holloway 8), Indiana 18
(Guyton, Gladness 5). Total fouls-Seton Hall 21, Indiana 16.

A-15,509.




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