Postgame Notes - Indiana at Northwestern
Jan. 9, 2011
* Indiana leads the all-time series against Northwestern 109-47
* Indiana made 27 field goals, the most since they made 35 against South Carolina State on Dec. 19, 2010. It is the most made against a Big Ten opponent since the Hoosiers made 27 at home against Purdue on Feb. 4, 2010. Go a little further, it is the most made field goals on the road since Feb. 21, 2009, at Purdue when IU made 29.
* With its 15 offensive rebounds, Indiana reached double figures for the fifth consecutive game. It marked the 52nd time under Head Coach Tom Crean IU has reached double figures in offensive boards and it's the 12th time in 17 games so far this season.
* Verdell Jones III had nine assists, a career-high for the Champaign, Ill., native and the most by a Hoosier this year. It is also the most since Jeremiah Rivers had 10 helpers against Northwestern State on Nov. 28, 2009.
* The IU bench outscored the NU bench by a 22-14 margin.
* The 21 free throws made is the most since the Hoosiers made 22 against South Carolina State (12/19/10). The 84.0 percent from the stripe is a season best.
* Indiana made 10-of-12 free throws at Minnesota and was 21-of-25 against the Wildcats on Sunday for a combined 31-of-37 (83.8 percent) over the last two games as a team.
* The 8-of-8 at the free throw line matches a career best for Jordan Hulls. He was also 8-of-8 at the stripe against Michigan on Dec. 31. 2009 in Bloomington.
* Indiana outrebounded Northwestern 36-33 in the game, the first time in four games that Hoosiers have held an advantage on the boards.
* The Hoosiers started their second half comeback on the defensive end in the second half. Following a Wildcat basket with 11:14 remaining, Northwestern did not make its next field goal until there was 3:27 left - a span of 8:47.
*The 18 assists in the game are the most by the Hoosiers since they had 24 against South Carolina State on Dec. 19, 2010.
* Christian Watford led Indiana with 17 points on 6-of-13 shooting for the game. However, Watford was 0-of-6 in the first half before connecting on 6-of-7 in the second half and collecting seven rebounds.
*Freshman Victor Oladipo scored 13 points, the fifth straight game that he has reach double figures in the scoring column. In those five games, he is averaging 14 points per contest - a team-best over that span.
* Sophomore Jordan Hulls dropped in 12 points - aided by his 8-of-8 effort at the charity stripe.
* The fourth Hoosier to reach double figures is Verdell Jones III with 10 points. He also added a career-high nine assists and four rebounds.
* Freshman Will Sheehey chipped in with nine points in 12 minutes off the bench.
* Derek Elston added eight points and two rebounds coming off the bench.
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