Men's Basketball

    Postgame Notes - Indiana at No. 18 Wisconsin

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    Jan. 20, 2011

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    * Indiana was 14-of-23 (60.9 percent) from the floor in the first half, marking the fourth consecutive half of play that the Hoosiers shot above 50 percent. It is also the third straight half that IU shot above 60 percent.

    * The 51 percent shooting for the game marks the 11th time in 19 games that the Hoosiers have shot above 50 percent. Indiana is shooting 49.3 percent from the floor for the entire season.

    * Verdell Jones III hit a running shot in the lane early in the second half for his 10th and 11th points of the game and also the 1,000th of his career. He is now the 42nd player in Indiana basketball history to score 1,000 or more points in their career. Jones finished with 15 points to give him 1,004 in his career.

    * Jones reached double figueres in the scoring column for the 26th time in his last 30 Big Ten games. Overall, it's the 50th time in his career he has scored in double figures.

    * With the game tied 4-4, Jordan Hulls proceded to score the next 10 points for Indiana over the next 2:35 for the Hoosiers to give them a 14-6 lead

    * Indiana connected on 5 of their first six shots from the field to jump out to a 14-4 lead. The Hoosiers finished the half 14-for-23 from the field (60.9 percent).

    * The IU defense held UW without a field goal over a 4:10 stretch at the end of the first half to take a 34-30 lead into the intermission.

    * The Hoosiers were able to hold Wisconsin's Keaton Nankivil to 0-for-1 shooting behind the arc. Nankivil entered the game shooting 57 percent (16-28) from behind the three-point line.

    * IU finished the game with seven turnovers, tied for the fewest under head coach Tom Crean and matching a season-low (1/4/11 at Minnesota).

    * In the rebound category, the Hoosiers and Badgers were dead even at 26-26. It is the 14th time in 19 games that Indiana has either won or tied the rebounding battle.

    * The Hoosiers got 11 points off their bench compared to just seven off the Wisconsin bench.

    * Jordan Hulls was 7-for-12 from the floor, a season-high in made field goals for the sophomore and one off his career high of eight (vs. Northwestern, 3/6/10). He finished with a team-high 16 points to go with three rebounds, two assists and two steals.

    * Verdell Jones III was 6-for-12 from the floor for 15 points. He is 15-for-22 from the floor over the last two games. The Champaign, Ill., native all tied for team-high honors with six rebounds.

    * Christian Watford was the third Hoosier in double figures with 10 points.

    * Jeremiah Rivers tallied six points in 26 minutes.

    * Derek Elston came off the bench and hit three shots from the field for six points.

    * Tom Pritchard scored just two points but pulled down six rebounds to tie for team-high honors in that category.

    * Freshman Victor Oladipo had three points off the bench and Will Sheehey had two points.




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