Indiana vs. Minnesota - Postgame Notes
Jan. 17, 2010
Indiana vs. Minnesota
- Indiana played its first overtime game this year. Prior to today, the Hoosiers' last OT contest came on Jan. 7, 2009, a 72-66 loss to Michigan. Its last overtime win was an 83-79 double-overtime victory at Illinois on Feb. 7, 2008.
-Trailing 78-73 in overtime, Indiana went on an 8-0 run over the final 2:24.
- The Hoosiers opened the game with a 7-1 run. Minnesota's first field goal came with 15:15 to play. Minnesota cut IU's lead to one at 7-6 before the Hoosiers went on a 21-8 run to take a 28-14 lead at 7:07.
- The Hoosiers had a 16-3 rebound advantage over the Gophers through the first 13:05 of play. That advantage stretched to 21-9 at the halftime break. IU grabbed the offensive rebound on each of its first seven missed shots.
- Indiana won the battle of the boards, 43-31, including 20-10 on the offensive glass. The Hoosiers grabbed the rebound on their first seven missed field goals of the game. IU has notched 20 offensive boards three times this season.
- Indiana did not attempt a three-point basket until 10:49 to play in the first half when Devan Dumes hit a three to give Indiana a 16-9 lead. It is the 276th game in a row that Indiana has knocked down a three. Dumes was 3-for-5 from three-point range in first half.
- Earning his first start in three games, Tom Pritchard got the Hoosier scoring started with three of their first five points. With Pritchard taking the tip, Indiana won the opening tip-off for the first time in conference play. He finished the game with five points and seven rebounds.
- Indiana held a halftime lead for the third time in five Big Ten games. Indiana and Minnesota were an identical 11-for-24 (45 percent) from the field in the first half.
- Indiana's first three field goals of the second half were all three-point baskets as the Hoosiers opened the half with a 19-8 run to take a 59-44 lead, its largest of the game. IU scored 19 points in the first 5:56 of the second half after going 2-for-8 from the field in the final seven minutes of the first half.
- Christian Watford broke a 5:52 field goal drought for the Hoosiers with a thunderous dunk, giving Indiana a 63-53 lead with 8:22 to play.
- Verdell Jones III finished the game with a career-high 24 points. Jones III had seven of Indiana's 11 points in overtime, including six of the final eight. Jones III did not come out of the game in the second half or overtime, playing the final 25 minutes. Jones's 13 free throws made and 19 attempts are both career highs.
- Devan Dumes had 13 points off bench, surpassing his previous season high of 12. Dumes' 13 points came in 18 minutes of play.
- Christian Watford recorded his third double-double of the year with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Watford shot 50 percent (5-10) from the field and was 5-of-6 from the free throw line. His 36 minutes played was a career high.
- Jordan Hulls had four assists in the game with just one turnover. He also added eight points and a steal in 34 minutes. Hulls has played 34 minutes or more in back-to-back games.
- Jeremiah Rivers played a career-high 38 minutes and finished with a 7-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio. He also added seven rebounds, two blocks, two steals and three points. He has only committed two turnovers in the last two games.
- Bobby Capobianco's first points of the game at 19:15 in the second half also marked his first career three-point basket. Capobianco had five points, one rebound and one assist in the first 4:42 of the second half.
- Derek Elston was 3-for-4 from the free-throw line and finished with five points, five rebounds, one assist and one steal in 18 minutes.
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