Hawkeyes Rally Past Hoosiers, 64-63
Feb. 5, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Jordan Hulls matched his career high with 24 points and freshman Will Sheehey set a new personal best with 12 points for the Hoosiers (12-12, 3-8 Big Ten) but it was Bryce Cartwright's 15-foot jumper from the baseline that gave Iowa a 64-63 lead with 1:28 remaining and the Hawkeyes (10-13, 3-8) Big Ten held on for the victory.
"Anytime at the end of the game you want a chance to make the shot, a chance to get fouled, a chance to rebound it," said Indiana head coach Tom Crean. "We had all those opportunities and it didn't happen. When we had a chance to keep momentum, we just didn't guard well down low."
Hulls was 10-for-17 from the field in the game including 4-for-9 from the 3-point line. Sheehey's 12 points came on 4-for-9 shooting and a perfect 4-for-4 at the charity stripe. Another freshman, Victor Oladipo only made two field goals but was 7-for-9 from the free throw line and was the third Hoosier in double figures with 12.
Hulls got the Hoosiers started quickly in the first half as he scored the first eight points for the Hoosiers while the teams traded baskets. The Bloomington native finished the first half with 15 points and helped IU to a 33-28 halftime lead. Of the Hoosiers 33 points in the half, 12 came off 11 Iowa turnovers.
Iowa came out in the second half and used an 11-2 run to take a 39-37 lead with 16:13 remaining but IU quickly rallied with the help of a 8-0 run powered by six points from Sheehey including a monster right-handed dunk that brought everyone to their feet.
The Hoosiers built the lead up to 58-48 with 7:47 left in the game following a layup by Derek Elston. It was then that Iowa embarked on a 16-5 run to close the game capped off by Cartwright's shot with just over a minute left that ultimately gave the Hawkeyes the win.
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