Jan. 23, 2013
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Postgame Notes - Penn State at Indiana
Jan. 23, 2013
With the victory, Indiana now holds a 33-9 edge in the all-time series against Penn State.
In two games against Penn State this season, the IU defense held the Nittany Lions to just 50.0 points per game, 32.4 percent from the floor and 21.2 percent (7-of-33) from 3-point range.
Indiana held Penn State to only 19 first half points, making it the second straight game in which IU has held an opponent under 20 points in the opening half. It is the fourth time this season that Indiana has held an opponent under 20 points in a half.
IU held PSU to 49 points, marking the second time this year that Indiana has held an opponent under 50 points in a game.
The Hoosiers led from start to finish, marking the fifth time this season that IU has led an entire game. It is the second time in Big Ten play that the Hoosiers led wire-to-wire in a game (Minnesota on Jan. 12).
Indiana shot 11-of-20 (55.0 percent) from beyond the arc, which ties its season-high for 3-point field goals made in a single game. The Hoosiers have hit 10 or more 3-point field goals in three games this season.
IU held Penn State to just 33.3 percent shooting from the field for the game, marking the 11th time this year it has held an opponent to below 35.0 percent shooting. It is the third time in Big Ten play that IU has held an opponent to 33.3 percent shooting or lower.
The Hoosiers held PSU to 2-of-15 from beyond the arc (13.3 percent), the lowest percentage shot by a Big Ten opponent this season.
Indiana outrebounded the Nittany Lions, 39-32, marking the 17th time this season that IU has outrebounded its opponent and fifth time in conference games. The Hoosiers also won the battle of the offensive glass, 14-10.
The Hoosiers outscored PSU in second-chance points, 14-7, and bench points, 18-14.
The trio of Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell, Victor Oladipo and Will Sheehey shot 14-of-20 from the field and 8-of-9 from beyond the arc while scoring 46 combined points.
Oladipo finished with a game-high 19 points, shooting 4-of-7 from the field, 2-of-2 from 3-point range and 9-of-12 from the charity stripe. He also had six boards, five assists and three steals. Oladipo has scored in double figures in 45 career games and 16 contests this season.
Ferrell scored a career-high 15 points, shooting 6-of-7 from the field and 3-of-4 from beyond the arc. It was the first time in his career that he has connected on three 3-pointers in a single game. Ferrell has scored in double figures five times this season.
Sheehey tallied 12 points off the bench. He shot 4-of-6 from the field and a perfect 3-of-3 from beyond the arc. He also had two assists, two rebounds and one steal. Sheehey has scored 10-or-more points in 27 career games and in 11 games this year.
Senior Christian Watford poured in 10 points and led the team with nine boards on the night. Watford has scored double-digit points in 16 games this season and in 87 career games.
Senior Jordan Hulls added eight points with five rebounds, one steal and one assist. Hulls connected on two 3-point field goals, marking the 15th time this year that Hulls has hit multiple 3-pointers in a game this season.