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#21 Ben Allen
Position: Center
Height: 6'11"
Weight: 250
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Melbourne, Australia (Indiana/Australian Institute of Sport)
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Allen Photos

As a redshirt senior (2009-10): Was one of four players to start and play in all 34 games, and averaged 27.4 minutes per game...was named to the 2010 WCC Championships All-Tournament team, after averaging 12.0 points and 10.0 rebounds per game in wins over Portland and No. 14/18 the championship game against Gonzaga, he had a career-high 20 points, with nine rebonds, was 8-for-11 from the floor, including 4-of-6 from 3-point land...finished fourth in the team in scoring with 10.7 points per game...averaged 9.3 points and 7.0 points per game in three NCAA Tournament games, including a 16 point seven rebound game against Baylor...was second on the team with 7.6 rebounds per game, and third on the squad with 2.2 assists per game...shot 49.1 percent from the field, 39.3 percent from 3-point land, and 82.1 percent from the free throw line...made his first career start as a Gael against New Mexico State (11/13/09), and was one assist shy from a triple-double, finishing with 17 points, 10 rebounds, a career-high nine assists. He also had a career-high three steals in 30 minutes of play...was named WCC Co-Player of the Week on Nov. 16 following New Mexico State game...had a 19 points against Pepperdine on Jan. 28...also had career-highs with seven free throws made and attempted in the at game...had 12 points and career-high 14 rebounds at San Francisco (1/8/10)...had a career-high four 3-pointers at Utah State (12/5/09), against Portland (1/16/10), and against Gonzaga (3/8/10)...ranked fourth in WCC in rebounds per game, was ninth in WCC in field goal percentage, 13th in WCC in 3-point field percentage, 15th in WCC in assists per game...played a career-high 38 minutes played at Oregon (12/12/09)...notched his fifth double-double of the season with 12 points and 11 rebounds against Loyola Marymount...had 11 points, 10 rebounds, and three assists against Pacific (12/18/09)...had 14 points, 11 rebounds, and four assists against San Diego (1/21/10)...had 12 points and a career-high 14 rebounds at San Francisco on Jan. 8...led the team in scoring in a win at San Diego (2/18/10) with 16 points...led the team in scoring...led the team in rebounds eight times and assists once.

As a redshirt junior (2008-09): Appeared in 28 games for the Gaels, posting double digit minutes in 12 contests...set a career-high with 10 points against Fresno State (11/17/08) and Vanguard (11/23/08)... pulled down multiple rebounds in 12 games, setting his career-high with six against Vanguard...had career-highs with three blocks and three assists against WCC rival Pepperdine (1/17/09).

2007-08: Redshirted the season after transferring to Saint Mary’s from the University of Indiana.

2006-07 (Indiana): Played in 24 games and made four starts...averaged 0.8 points and 1.5 rebounds in 8.8 minutes of action per game...scored four points in 13 minutes against Minnesota (2/21/07)...pulled down two rebounds and was a key contributor on defense in 17 minutes at Michigan (2/17/07)...returned from illness vs. IUPUI (12/22/06) and scored four points in 11 minutes...had a career-high two blocked shots vs. Charlotte (12/2/06)...pulled down six rebounds at No. 10/11 Duke, scoring two points (11/28/06)...grabbed five rebounds against Butler (11/14/06)...started and scored four points against Lafayette (11/13/06).

2005-06 (Indiana): Played in all 31 contests during season, starting twice (vs. Illinois on 1/17/06 and vs. Purdue on 1/21/06)...had a career night at Indiana State (12/6/05) with 21 points on 8-of-10 from the field, including 5-of-6 from three-point range and seven rebounds...had an exceptional game off the bench against Eastern Michigan (12/3/05) with 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting and five rebounds in 23 minutes...finished season ranked third among Big Ten freshmen from three-point range (.395)...collected eight points off the bench and two assists at Western Illinois (11/26/05)...made his first career start against then-No. 7/5 Illinois (1/17/06) and scored six points on a pair of three-point field goals...scored first career points on a three-pointer in the first half against Florida A&M (11/21/05) and finished with eight points on a perfect 3-of-3 from the field...had four rebounds in just five minutes during his Hoosier debut against Nicholls State (11/18/05).

High School: Competed for the Australian Institute of Sport, the same program that produced the 2005 NBA No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Bogut...while there, he averaged 23.5 points, 15.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.5 blocks a game...was selected as one of 12 members of the Australian Under-21 National Team, and led his team to a fourth-place finish at the FIBA World Championship for Young Men...collected 30 points in 32 minutes of action, connecting on 13-of-24 attempts from the floor, while also grabbing 17 boards, including nine offensive rebounds in 110-93 win over NW Tasmania Thunder.

Personal: Born on December 30, 1987...parents are Pat and Judi Allen...has a younger sister named a communications major.

Allen's Career Indiana Statistics
                             Total          3-Point                     Rebounds
Year GP-GS Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot Avg PF-FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts/Avg

2005-06 31-2 311/10.0 37-87 .425 17-43 .395 9-17 .529 19-34 53 1.7 37-0 12 23 7 6 100/3.2
2006-07 24-4 212/8.8 9-27 .333 0-1 .000 1-3 .333 17-20 37 1.5 41-1 9 16 6 3 19/0.8
TOTAL 55-6 523/9.5 46-114 .404 17-44 .386 10-20 .500 36-54 90 1.6 78-1 21 39 13 9 119/2.2