Jan. 20, 2013
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Indiana Postgame Notes
Jan. 20, 2013
The win was the first in Evanston for Indiana since Feb. 23, 2008. The Hoosiers now hold a 111-48 lead in the all-time series with the Wildcats.
The victory also improves the Hoosiers to 3-0 on the road to start Big Ten play for the first time since the 2007-08 Big Ten season.
Indiana held Northwestern to just 17 points in the first half, the lowest output in a half this season by an opponent. The last time Indiana held a Big Ten opponent to that many points in a half was Jan. 27, 2011, when Illinois score 17 in the second half of a 52-49 Indiana win in Assembly Hall.
The Hoosiers outrebounded Northwestern, 36-24, with the +12 differential being the largest against a Big Ten opponent since outrebounding Penn State by 16 in the Big Ten Tournament last season. The last time they did it on the road was at Purdue last season (+18).
For the second time this season (Sam Houston State, 9), Indiana finished the game with fewer than 10 turnovers in the game (6). It is the fewest in a game since they had five against Wisconsin on March 3, 2011.
Six different players had at least one assist in the game for IU, with the team accumulating 10 overall.
Once Northwestern took a 4-3 lead at the 18:04 mark of the first half, the Hoosiers proceeded to embark on a 10-0 run over the next 3:45 to take a 13-4 lead and did not look back.
Over the last nine games, Victor Oladipo has connected on 10-of-12 from 3-point range and has made one in each of the last four games.
In the last eight games, Christian Watford has made at least a pair of 3-point field goals in six of those games. In those games, he is 14-of-30 from long range.
Cody Zeller led Indiana with 21 points and 13 rebounds, his 10th career double-double and fifth this season. It is also his third double-double through five Big Ten games so far this year.
It is the second straight 20-point, 10-rebound game for Zeller.
Jordan Hulls was 5-of-10 from the field and finished with 15 points in 37 minutes. He now has 1,175 career points, trailing Quinn Bucker's 1,195 total for 34th all-time at Indiana.
Christian Watford was the third IU player to reach double figures with 14 points, including 11 in the first half. He increased his career point total to 1,518 to remain in 15th place on the career scoring list at Indiana.
Victor Oladipo saw his string of 15 consecutive games scoring in double figures come to an end but he still found numerous other ways to impact the game. He finished with seven points, six rebounds (five offensive) and five assists (one turnover), one block and one steal in 24 minutes of action.
Will Sheehey came off the bench to score six points, grab four rebounds and hand out one assist.
Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell posted four points and one assist in 26 minutes of play.
Derek Elston saw his first game since Dec. 31, playing one minute.
Remy Abell hauled in one rebound and dished out one assists in 15 minutes of strong play off the pine.
Jeremy Hollowell collected one offensive rebound in 10 minutes
Hanner Mosquera-Perea had one rebound and a steal in three minutes