Indiana officially announced the addition of guard Paul Bayt as a walk-on. Bayt, a 6-foot-4 guard from Park Tudor, transferred from Manhattan. He did not appear in any games for the Jaspers and must sit out one year to meet NCAA eligibility requirements.
"We are excited to have Paul at Indiana," IU coach Tom Crean said in a statement. "He is a well-coached, well-rounded winner who is an outstanding representative in the classroom. Along with (Kevin) Yogi (Ferrell), Paul played an integral part winning two state championships for one of the top programs in the state of Indiana in Park Tudor. He brings some Division I experience to IU but more importantly he brings a great attitude and an ability to shoot the basketball."
Indiana faces a Mount St. Mary's team that is 4-4.
"They have done a lot of things, in watching them on film, very similar to what VCU tries to get accomplished, not only from their set plays but from their style of play as well. They are built on pressure defense in the full court and half-court," IU assistant coach/recruiting coordinator Kenny Johnson. "A large percentage of their points come from three-point field goals. They actually lead the country with 43 percent of their points coming from three-point field goals. They are a team that is going to play fast. They are going to shoot three-pointers in transition. They are going to be in a diamond trap defense a majority of the game."