Postgame Notes - Indiana at Penn State
Jan. 11, 2014
Indiana Postgame Notes
Indiana leads the all-time series against the Nittany Lions, 34-9, and have won four straight at Penn State. Head Coach Tom Crean is 7-5 all-time against the Nittany Lions as well.
In the last 14 Big Ten road games dating back to the 2011-12 season, Indiana is 10-4
After falling behind 31-16 over the first 11:45 of the game, Indiana outscored PSU 36-15 over the next 16:57 to take a 52-48 lead.
Coming from 15 points down in the first half two win makes this game the largest comeback win in the Tom Crean era (since 2008-09 season).
The Hoosiers trailed by two points with 1:51 left in the game, but outscored PSU 9-4 over the remainder of the game to get the win. It is the second win this season (LIU Brooklyn) for IU when trailing in the final five minutes.
Indiana outrebounded PSU by a 37-32 margin, marking the 15th time in 16 games that the Hooisers have pulled down more rebounds than its opponents
IU went 8-of-9 at the charity stripe in the final 5:00 of the game to get the win
The Hoosiers went 29-of-35 at the charity stripe in the game (82.9 percent), the fifth time this season they have connected on 80 percent or better
The 29 made free throws are the most in a Big Ten game since connecting on 29 against Iowa on March 2, 2013. It's also the fourth time in the last five games that IU has made 20 or more free throws.
The Hoosiers made 29 free throws in the game while Penn State attempted 26. In games where the Hoosiers make more than the opponent takes, IU is 9-1 this season.
Indiana went 8-of-20 from the 3-point line, the third time making at least eight in a game - and all of them have come in the last seven games.
In the last three games - all in Big Ten play - Indiana is 23-of-52 from 3-point range (44.2 percent)
Freshman Noah Vonleh scored the first 12 points of the game for Indiana and finished with a season-high 19 points and six rebounds.
Sophomore Kevin Yogi Ferrell tallied 15 points - including 4-of-4 at the free throw line in the final minute - to go with seven assists and just one turnover in 35 minutes of action.
Senior Will Sheehey posted nine points - all in the second half - in addition to five rebounds and two assists.
Senior Jeff Howard played just six minutes off the bench, but matched his career highs in points (4) and rebounds (3) while playing a key defensive role down the stretch.
Freshman Stanford Robinson once again played well off the bench, scoring eight points and hauling in four rebounds in 22 minutes.
Freshman Troy Williams scored eight points and had three rebounds to go with a season-high three blocked shots
Graduate Student Evan Gordon got his first start of the season and finished with eight points and four rebounds in 35 minutes.
Redshirt sophomore Austin Etherington scored five points - capped off by a 3-point field goal from the corner with 1:22 left in the game to put IU ahead, 73-72. He also added two rebounds, two assists and two steals in a career-high 17 minutes.
Sophomore Hanner Mosquera-Perea made a pair of free throw attempts for his two points.
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