Feb. 2, 2013
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Indiana Postgame Notes - Michigan
Feb. 2, 2012
The win is Indiana's seventh over a top-ranked opponent all-time. The Hoosiers have defeated No. 1 teams in consecutive seasons (12/10/12 vs. Kentucky), marking the second time the Hoosiers have defeated the top team in the land in consecutive seasons (1/7/01 vs. Michigan State & 3/21/02 vs. Duke).
The Hoosiers are 102-56 all-time against the Wolverines and the win is the 10th vs. a top 25 opponent for IU in Assembly Hall since Jan. 27, 2011, and the fourth this season. The Hoosiers have won eight straight against ranked foes at home.
Early in the second half, the Wolverines were able to close in to a 40-40 tie, but the Hoosiers responded with an 11-0 run, and never sacrificed the lead the rest of the way.
Indiana shot 26-of-50 (52.0 percent) from the field, marking the 11th time this season the team has made more than it missed and the fourth time in Big Ten play.
The Hoosiers earned their way to the stripe 25 times in the game, shooting 22-of-25 (88.0 percent). IU hit 19-of-20 (95.0 percent) in the second half. The Hoosiers have shot 25-or-more freebies five times in Big Ten play.
The Hoosiers owned the glass, grabbing 38 rebounds to just 29 for Michigan. Indiana had nine offensive boards and converted them into 14 second-chance points.
Sophomore Cody Zeller posted 19 points and nine rebounds, finishing 8-of-10 from the field. He also added two blocks in 34 minutes. Zeller reached double figures for the 50th time in his career and the 17th time this season.
Senior Christian Watford had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the 16th double-double of his career and his fourth this season. He also added two assists and one steal. He recorded his 90th career game in double figures and his 18th this season.
Junior Victor Oladipo continued his stellar all-around play with 15 points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals in 34 minutes. Oladipo reached double figures for the 48th time in his career and the 18th time this season.
Freshman Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell contributed 14 points, five assists and two rebounds in 28 minutes. He added one steal and connected on 8-of-8 from the charity stripe. Ferrell has scored 10 or more eight times this season, including the last four games.
Senior Jordan Hulls was the fifth Hoosier in double figures with 11 points and also dished out three assists to go with three boards and one steal. Hulls connected on 3-of-4 from behind the arc, marking the 11th time he has made three-or-more trifectas this season. Hulls now has 227 career 3-pointers, which ranks second in IU history. Hulls has reached double figures 66 times in his career and 15 times this season.
Freshman Jeremy Hollowell led the bench in scoring with four points and added a career-high three blocks in 10 minutes.
Junior Will Sheehey scored two points and added five rebounds in 21 minutes.