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Postgame Notes - Indiana at Penn State
Monday, Jan. 7, 2013
The Hoosiers improved to 14-1 and 2-0 in the Big Ten. IU won its first two road games in the Big Ten for the first time since 2008.
The 23-point margin of victory is the largest in the Crean era in a road game in the Big Ten. The last time the Hoosiers posted a victory on the road in conference play was Jan. 23, 2002, in a 85-51 triumph at Penn State.
Taking back to the 2011-12 season, the Hoosiers have won four out of their last five Big Ten road games and three in a row.
IU improved to 32-9 in the series against the Nittany Lions. Senior's Jordan Hulls, Christian Watford and Derek Elston were 3-0 at the Bryce Jordan Center.
After two Big Ten games, IU is allowing 58 points and leads the Big Ten in FG percentage defense (32.5) and 3-point FG percentage defense (22.9) after one week of play.
Indiana is 41-10 since the start of the 2011-12 season and 13-9 away from Assembly Hall in that timeframe.
The Hoosiers collected 10 steals in the game, the fifth time this season that Indiana has reached double figures in the steals column.
After shooting 52.4 percent from the floor on Monday, Indiana has now shot 50 percent or better in nine games this season.
As a team, Indiana went 22-of-34 from the free throw line, the most made and attempted free throws by a Big Ten team in conference play through the first week of Big Ten play.
The Hoosiers forced 19 Penn State turnovers in the game and turned them into 19 points.
Indiana connected on 8-of-16 3-point field goals at the Bryce Jordan Center on Monday. Including last year's game (16-of-24), the Hoosiers have made a combined 24-of-40 (.600) at the Bryce Jordan Center the last two seasons.
Indiana leads the Big Ten (overall games) in scoring (87.0), scoring margin, free throw percentage, field goal percent defense, rebound margin and assists.
Through the first two Big Ten games, Christian Watford is averaging 13.5 points, eight rebounds and shooting 50 percent from the 3-point line after his 16-point, 8-rebound night against Penn State.
Watford remains in 16th place on the all-time scoring list at IU and is the Big Ten active scoring leader with 1,468 points. He also leads the Big Ten this season in free throw percentage (89.2)
Cody Zeller added 15 points and five rebounds in addition to coming away with a season-best four steals.
Jordan Hulls connected on a pair of triples on his way to 14 points, giving him 1,133 career points to remain in 35th on the all-time list at IU.
Victor Oladipo was the fourth IU player to reach double figures with 10 points to go along with six rebounds and two assists. Oladipo has reached double figures in scoring in each of the last 13 games for the Hoosiers. Oladipo tops the Big Ten in steals per game (2.3) and field goal percentage (.672).
Will Sheehey was once again stellar off the bench, dropping in eight points - all in the second half - and grabbing four rebounds and a steal in 25 minutes of action.
Remy Abell did not miss a shot from the floor off the bench to account for seven points and handed out a pair of assists in 14 minutes.
In 10 minutes off the bench, Jeremy Hollowell contributed three points and four rebounds.