Home game #7. Tip-off: 6:00, TV: BTN
Nuts and Bolts:
Coach: Howie Dickenman (17th season)
Team Name: Blue Devils
Location: New Britain, CT
Notable alumni: Kenny Johnson (Sons of Anarchy actor), Scott Pioli (Kansas City Chiefs GM), Mike Sherman (former Green Bay Packers/Texas A&M head coach)
Arena: William H. Detrick Gymnasium
Conference: Northeast Conference (NEC)
Last NCAA Tournament Appearance: 2007
Leading scorer: Vinales, 28.9 ppg
· Tonight is the first ever game between these two teams.
· CBS will be filming the student section for a feature to be aired later.
· IU has already defeated one NEC team (Bryant).
· Kyle Vinales of CCSU is America’s leading scorer averaging 28.9 PPG.
· This is weird.
· CCSU was picked to finish 8th in the NEC. Vinales did not make the preseason 1st team.
· Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau used to reside in New Britain, CT.
· Tonight’s game is sold out.
· IU averages 87.8 ppg—the highest scoring team in the nation.
· IU has a 26-game home non-conference winning streak.
· Christian Watford needs 24 points to become the 20th highest scorer in IU history.
· Jordan Hulls leads the B1G in 3’s made per game (3.0).
· Indiana’s next game is against Butler at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday night at 2:00.
Stuff They Said
· “Its important (to start fast) but its more important not to be down 22-6. We havent been getting out to big leads like we had been in those games.”- CCSU coach Howie Dickenman highlighting the importance of not getting blown out.