Pre-game notes for Indiana vs. Temple

* Indiana coach Tom Crean is 3-1 in the NCAA tournament with the Hoosiers and is 8-6 overall as a head coach with seven career trips to the tournament.

*Temple leads the all-time series with Indiana 5-4 with the last meeting coming in 2003. The Owls have won the last three meetings. The last NCAA tournament game between the two schools was 1994, which IU won 67-58 in Landover, Md.

* Since 2002, Indiana is 6-1 in its first NCAA tournament game.

* As a No. 1 seed, Indiana is 10-1 all-time in the NCAA tournament.

* Indiana is 3-1 all-time at the University of Dayton Arena in the NCAA tournament.

* The Hoosiers are 63-31 all-time in the NCAA tournament, which ranks seventh all-time in wins.

* Temple is in its 31st NCAA tournament and has an overall record of 33-30.

* Temple is one of eight schools to compete in the last six NCAA tournaments, joining Duke, Louisville, Kansas, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Marquette and Gonzaga.

* Indiana is 28-2 in non-conference games over the past two seasons, the second-best record among all NCAA schools behind Syracuse (30-2).

* Jordan Hulls played in his 133rd career game, tying the school record for most games played with former IU players Randy Wittman and Jeff Newton.

* When Yogi Ferrell led IU in points (16), rebounds (8) and assists (6), it was the first time an IU player has led all three categories since Cody Zeller did it against N.C. Central on Feb. 22, 2012.

* Victor Oladipo set a new single-season record at Indiana when he made his 75th steal of the season against Temple on Friday.

* Christian Watford has surpassed 1,700 career points, making him the only active Big Ten player to do it.

* Temple is looking to become the fourth team — and third from Philadelphia — to beat No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament in Dayton.

* Temple is 5-3 this season against teams in the NCAA tournament.

* Temple has advanced to the Elite Eight seven times, including 2001, and has reached the Final Four twice (1956, 1958).

* Fran Dunphy has taken teams to the NCAA tournament in 15 of his 24 seasons as a head coach — six times with Temple and nine with Penn.

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About Randy Beard

Randy Beard has been at the Courier & Press since 2007 and became the sports editor in 2012. He has previously been a sports editor at the Anderson (S.C.) Independent-Mail and the Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat. He began his professional sports journalist career in 1976 and has spent his career primarily covering college sports in the ACC, SEC and Big Ten. He's also covered the NFL, the original North American Soccer League and professional tennis and golf. He's covered two Super Bowls, three college football national championship games, dozens of NCAA basketball tournament games, an Olympics, a World Cup and once hung out with soccer legend George Best for two days and sat in a golf cart with Jan Stephenson.

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