Men's Basketball

    Postgame Notes - Indiana at Minnesota

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    Jan. 4, 2011

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    * Indiana leads the all-time series with the Golden Gophers by a 92-65 margin.

    * The Hoosiers turned the ball over just seven times in the contest, the lowest total under head coach Tom Crean and the fewest since the Hoosiers turned the ball over just five times at home against Wisconsin on Feb. 13, 2008.

    * The seven turnovers is also the fewest in a road games since they turned it over just seven times at Ohio State on Feb. 10, 2008.

    * Indiana held Minnesota without a field goal for 6:06 in the first half from 16:35 to 10:29.

    * Indiana got 36 points off the bench, the second-highest total of the season (46 vs. South Carolina State).

    * The Hoosiers also had 11 fastbreak points, the first time they have reached double figures in that department since they had 13 against SIU Edwardsville. It is also the fifth time this season they have reached double figures.

    * The 21 points off turnovers is the since the collected 25 points off turnover against South Carolina State.

    * Jeremiah Rivers led IU with four assists in the contest, a season-best for the redshirt senior. Overall, Indiana had 12 assists on 23 made field goals. It is the 14th time in 16 games the the Hoosiers have had 10+ assists in a game as a team (had nine against both Colorado and Northern Iowa).

    * With its 10 offensive rebounds, Indiana reached double figures for the fourth consecutive game. It marked the 51st time under Head Coach Tom Crean IU has reached double figures in offensive boards and it's the 11th time in 16 games so far this season.

    * IU had four players score in double figures in the game, the first time they have done that since Dec. 19, 2010, against South Carolina State. The last time the Hoosiers did that against a Big Ten opponent was March 11, 2010, against Northwestern in the Big Ten Tournament.

    * Verdell Jones III and Victor Oladipo led Indiana with 13 points in the game. Jones also had three rebounds, two assists, a blocked shot and a steal.

    * Oladipo made just three field goals but was 7-of-8 at the free throw line while adding four boards.

    * Sophomore Maurice Creek came off the bench to also reach double figures with 12 points and was 3-of-7 from 3-point range. He also grabbed five rebounds and assist and steal.

    * Jordan Hulls was the fourth Hoosier in double figures in the scoring column with 10 points. Although he had just one assists, he did not commit a turnover and has committed two turnovers in a game just once over the last nine games. On the season, he has 49 assists and just 21 turnovers, which is good for a 2.3 assist-to-turnover ratio.

    * Jeremiah Rivers did not score a point but made his presence felt in other ways including a team-best four assists and no turnovers.

    * Christian Watford had just four points but he did grab five rebounds, two assists and three steals in 21 minutes.

    * Freshman Will Sheehey finished with seven points off the bench but had five points in the final 1:34 of the first half and was a perfect 3-of-3 from the field.

    * Tom Pritchard had four points in the game and was 2-of-2 at the free throw line and grabbed two offensive rebounds.




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