Postgame Notes - Indiana at Purdue
Feb. 4, 2012
Postgame Notes - at Purdue
The Hoosiers are now 2-5 on the road this season in Big Ten play after entering the year with just one conference road win under head coach Tom Crean.
It is the first win for the Hoosiers against Purdue since Feb. 19, 2008, and the first win in West Lafayette since March 1, 2006.
The 78-61 margin of victory is the largest in a Big Ten road game under head coach Tom Crean. It is the second-highest margin of victory in any road game this season (at Evansville, 94-73).
Indiana out-rebounded the Boilers, 53-35, in the game. It's the most rebounds in a game for Indiana since pulling down 56 against Chicago State on Dec. 29, 2007. It's the most in a Big Ten game since IU had 53 against Penn State on Jan. 17, 2001.
It's also the most IU has out-rebounded an opponent (+19) since garnering a +20 advantage against UMBC earlier this year.
The Hoosiers pulled down 16 offensive rebounds, the 13th time this season they have grabbed at least 10 offensive boards and the fourth time in Big Ten play.
Purdue shot just 29.6 percent from the floor, the second opponent that IU has held under 30 percent (Gardner-Webb). It's also the fourth Big Ten opponent that has failed to reach 40 percent against IU.
The Boilermakers shot 20.0 percent in the first half, the second-lowest percent in a first half this year by an IU opponent (Howard - 18.8 percent)
Indiana was 29-of-35 from the free throw line in the game. The 29 makes are the most in a Big Ten game under Coach Crean and the 35 attempts are the second-most under Crean (40 vs. Minnesota, 1/17/10). The 29 makes are also the most since 2/24/2008 at Northwestern.
IU had seven blocked shots in the game, matching a season-high (Chattanooga and Stetson). Will Sheehey had a career-best three blocked shots.
Sophomore Victor Oladipo had a career night for the Hoosiers. He scored a career-best 23 points and tied his career-high with eight rebounds. He also led the team with four assists.
Freshman Remy Abell came off the bench and hit a clutch three pointer in the closing minutes to put the game away. He finished with a career-high 13 points and four rebounds in a career-high 19 minutes.
Sophomore Will Sheehey provided a boost off the bench with seven points and seven rebounds to go with his three blocked shots.
Freshman Cody Zeller scored 16 points thanks to 8-of-11 at the free throw line in addition to grabbing eight rebounds
Derek Elston got his first start of the season and scored five points to go with six rebounds in 18 minutes
Junior Jordan Hulls reached double figures with 10 points in addition to three rebounds and two assists.
Junior Christian Watford connected on four free throws late in the game for all of his scoring and grabbed six rebounds along with two assists and one block.
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