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    Indiana vs. Michigan - Postgame Notes

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    Indiana Postgame Notes

    Jan. 5, 2012
    Indiana vs. Michigan

    • No. 12 Indiana defeated No. 16 Michigan 73-71, marking the team’s third win over a top-20 team this season. It is the first time an IU team has accomplished the feat since 2005-06, when the team beat No. 15 Kentucky, No. 18 Ohio State, No. 7 Illinois and No. 18 Michigan State.

    • Indiana shot a season-high 63.6 percent from behind the arc, hitting 7-of-11 from 3-point range. The 63.6 percentage is the highest in a game since Feb. 19, 2008, when IU also went 7-of-11 vs. Purdue.

    • Five Hoosiers connected from downtown in the game, marking the fourth time this season that five or more IU players have hit threes.

    • Indiana shot better than 50 percent in the first and second halves (55.2 percent and 50.0 percent) of the game, doing so for the first time since Feb. 19, 2011 vs. Northwestern (50.0 and 50.0). The Hoosiers accomplished the feat just three times in 2010-11, including the home game against Michigan on Jan. 15, 2011 (63.2 and 70.8).

    • Michigan never led in the game, marking the fourth time this season that Indiana has led wire to wire.

    • Nine Hoosiers scored in the game, marking the ninth time on the season that the nine or more players have gotten into the scoring column.

    • Indiana had two players score in double figures, marking the first game of the season that less than three Hoosiers have scored 10+.

    • Indiana had six blocks in the game. The team had a season-high seven against both Stetson and Chattanooga this season.

    • Indiana outrebounded Michigan 31-30 and tallied 15 assists to just 13 for U of M. The 15 assists are the most vs. a Big Ten team since the Hoosiers had 16 at Iowa on Jan. 23, 2011.

    • From 15:26 to 11:05 in the first half, Indiana held Michigan scoreless, with Indiana going on a 7-0 run during the stretch, and pulling away until leading by 15 at the 5:04 mark. The run saw Indiana outscore Michigan 23-12.

    Christian Watford finished with 25 points on 8-of-11 shooting, including 3-of-4 from behind the arc. He added seven rebounds and matched a career high with four assists in 29 minutes. Watford scored 14 in the first half on 6-of-8 shooting. It is the junior’s fourth 20+ point game of the season and his 10th time in double figures. For his career, Watford has scored 10+ on 57 occasions, and he has scored 20 or more nine times.

    • Watford now has 1,040 career points, moving him into 40th place on IU’s all-time scoring list, passing Butch Joyner and Jay Edwards.

    Cody Zeller finished with 18 points on 8-of-10 shooting. He added four boards and two blocks. He scored in double figures for the 12th time in his career and second-straight Big Ten game.

    • Watford and Zeller combined to score 43 points on 16-of-21 shooting and 8-of-10 shooting at the free throw line.

    Verdell Jones III finished with eight points, six assists, two rebounds and a steal. He moved his career scoring total to 1,256, moving into 27th place on Indiana’s all-time scoring list, passing Tom VanArsdale.

    Matt Roth finished with five points on 2-of-2 shooting. He made his first two-point basket of the season and just his fourth in the past two seasons and the 14th of his career. His last field goal from inside the arc was on March 3, 2011 against Wisconsin. He is now 14-of-31 from inside the arc on his career. Roth added a rebound, an assist and a steal in 14 minutes.

    Victor Oladipo finished with a five points, but added four rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two steals in 24 minutes of action.

    Derek Elston finished with five points, four rebounds (all in the second half) and a block in 15 minutes.

    Remy Abell finished with three points, knocking down the third three of his career. He added a rebound in six minutes of action.




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