Jan. 29, 2012
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Indiana Postgame Notes
Jan. 29, 2012
Indiana vs. Iowa
• Indiana leads the all-time series with the Hawkeyes, 95-73 and snaps a four-game losing streak against Iowa.
• The Hoosiers scored 103 points, marking the first time a Big Ten team scored 100+ in a conference game since Michigan State scored 103 on March 2, 2008. The last time IU scored 100-plus in a Big Ten game was March 12, 1995, against Iowa (110).
• Indiana had six players finish in double figures for the second time this season (Howard) and the first time in a Big Ten game since Jan. 31, 1998, when six Hoosiers scored 10-plus against Minnesota.
• IU has scored at least 50 points in a half seven times this season, with 54 in the first half this evening. The first half was the first time IU has had a 50-plus point half in the Big Ten season. The last time Indiana scored 50-plus in a half in the Big Ten was Jan. 15, 2011, against Michigan (50).
• Indiana pulled down 20 offensive rebounds in the game, compared to just seven for Iowa. The last time IU had 20 offensive rebounds in a game was Jan. 17, 2010, when the team pulled down 20 against Minnesota.
• The Hoosiers dished out 20 assists. It is the fifth game this season that IU has tallied 20 or more assists. It is the first time Indiana has surpassed 20 assists in a Big Ten game since Jan. 31, 2009, when IU had 20 against Ohio State.
• Indiana scored 58 points in the paint, reaching 50 for the first time since they had 50 against Howard on Nov. 13, 2009.
• Indiana collected 37 field goals in the game, the most by the team in the Tom Crean era (36 vs. Northwestern State, 11/26/2010).
• Indiana scored 23 points on offensive rebounds, compared to just 11 second chance points for Iowa. The Hoosiers also held the edge in points off turnovers, 21-17.
• IU outscored Iowa, 22-6, in the last 7:04 of the first half to take a 54-36 lead into the break. Indiana went on a 17-5 run in the second half from the 11:03 mark to the 6:25 mark, stretching the lead to its largest of the day at 24.
• Freshman Cody Zeller scored a career-high 26 points. He now has four career 20-plus point games in his career and has scored in double figures 19 times. Among Big Ten freshmen this season, Zeller’s 26 points is second to only Michigan’s Trey Burke, who scored 27 against Minnesota on Jan. 1.
• Zeller added four rebounds, four assists and three steals in 26 minutes of action. He has had three-or-more assists on six occasions this season. It is a career high in steals in Big Ten play.
• Junior Christian Watford scored 15 points, added seven rebounds and one steal in 27 minutes. He has scored in double digits 62 times in his career.
• Watford now has 1,113 career points to move up three spots to 34th on IU’s all-time scoring list. Quinn Buckner is 33rd on the list at 1,195.
• Senior Verdell Jones III had 14 points and matched his career high with nine assists. He has scored in double digits 66 times in his career.
• Jones moved his career total to 1,302 points, moving into 24th on IU’s all-time list and surpassing Tom Bolyard. Ted Kitchel is 23rd with 1,336.
• Sophomore Will Sheehey started for the first time this season and the eighth time in his career. The sophomore scored 10 points and added four rebounds and two assists in 23 minutes. Sheehey has 12 games with 10 or more points in his career.
• Derek Elston scored 11 points in the game and added two rebounds and two blocks in 18 minutes. He has scored in double figures 14 times in his career. It’s the most points in a game for the Tipton, Ind., native since putting up 11 in the season opener against Stony Brook this season. It’s the most for him in a Big Ten game since he scored 17 against Northwestern on March 6, 2010.
• Sophomore Victor Oladipo scored 12 points and added six rebounds with five on the offensive glass. He also had three assists, one block and one steal in 22 minutes off the bench. Oladipo has scored in double figures 21 times in his career.
• Junior Jordan Hulls scored six points and added two assists, one steal and one rebound in 18 minutes of action.
• Senior Tom Pritchard scored seven points and added four rebounds with one steal in 13 minutes. Pritchard also took two charges in the contest.
• Senior Kory Barnett scored a two-point field goal in the second half, just the second two-pointer of his career and now has 12 points in his career. He finished with two points.