Postgame Notes - Indiana at Illinois
Jan. 30, 2010
Indiana Postgame Notes Jan. 30, 2010
*The Indiana interior defense stepped their efforts on Saturday against Illinois center Mike Tisdale, who scored 27 points (7-for-11 field goals, 13-for-14 free throws) in the first meeting this season. This time Tisdale was just 4-of-8 from the floor and 4-for-4 at the free throw line.
*The Hoosiers used an 11-2 run over the final 2:34 of the first half to tie the score at 36-36. It was capped off by a running shot from half court that found nothing but by Devan Dumes as the hor sounded.
*In the second half, Illinios was up 47-43 with 15:07 remaining, but Indiana went on a 10-0 run over the next 2:11 to take a 53-47 lead.
*In the first half, Indiana had eight assists on 12 made field goals.
*The nine three-point field goals made ties a season-high (Kentucky, Bryant and Penn State) and is the second consecutive road game with nine made triples.
*Indiana was 9-for-23 overall from beyond the arc, with the 23 attempts tied for the second-most attempts this season. The most was 26 against Maryland.
*Indiana out-rebounded Illinois, 35-33, and held a 17-11 edge on the offensive glass. It marks the fifth time in the last seven games that the Hoosiers have grabbed at least 10 offensive boards.
*As a result of the work on the offensive glass, Indiana held a decided advantage in second chance points, 19-8.
*The Hoosiers were 13-for-14 (92.9 percent) at the charity stripe in the second half, including 4-for-4 in the final minute. For the game were 19-for-23 (82.6 percent).
*Verdell Jones III got hot in the middle of the first half, scoring nine consecutive points to go from a 12-point deficeit to a 34-29 score.
*Jones finished with a game-high 22 points, including 10-for-12 at the free throw line. It was his seventh career game of 20 or more points, and the fourth time he has done it against a Big Ten opponent. He also added three rebounds and five assists to just one turnover.
*Devan Dumes provided a steady stream of offense off the bench, going 4-for-8 from the field and 3-for-6 from three-point land for 11 points
*In two games against Illinois, freshman guard Jordan Hulls has had nearly identical stat lines. On Saturday he went 4-for-7 from the field and 3-for-6 from beyond the arc for 11 points. In the first meeting, he had 12 points on 3-for-6 from behind the arc and 4-for-8 overall.
*Led by Hulls' efforts off the bench, Indiana posted a 28-16 edge, let by Hulls' and Dumes' 11 points apiece. Bobby Capobianco chipped in with the other six points.
*Freshman forward Derek Elston made his third start of the season, and the first since Dec. 22, against Loyola (Md.). His other start came Dec. 19, against North Carolina Central. He finished with five points, five rebounds and a blocked shot.
*Tijan Jobe played seven minutes and grabbed two rebounds.
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