Feb. 9, 2012
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Indiana Postgame Notes
Feb. 9, 2012
Indiana vs. Illinois
• With the win, Indiana takes the lead in the all-time series with Illinois, 84-83. IU has won two straight over Illinois in Bloomington.
• Indiana scored 84 in tonight’s game, the most points that Illinois has given up to an opponent this season. IU’s point total is also the most points the Hoosiers have scored against the Illini since Jan. 6, 2002, when they won in Bloomington, 88-57.
• In the second half, Indiana went on a 12-2 run over a span of 2:28 from the 17:52 mark to the 15:24 mark. The Hoosiers never looked back, leading the rest of the way.
• Indiana made 35 free throws in the contest, matching a season-high, as IU also made 35 freebies against Savannah State. Indiana is now 7-0 when making 25-or-more free throws in a game.
• IU shot 42 free throws in the game, which is the second most on the season (47 against Savannah State). This is IU’s 11th game of the season with 25-or-more free throw attempts. Indiana is 10-1 in those games, with the one loss coming to Minnesota.
• IU shot over 80 percent from the free throw for the second consecutive game and the third time in the last four contests. Indiana has shot 80 percent or better in nine games this season.
• Indiana won the battle of the boards, 27-23. It marks the seventh consecutive game in which the Hoosiers have outrebounded their opponent and the 17th time overall on the season.
• The Hoosiers shot 50 percent (21-of-42) for the game, marking the 12th time this year that IU has shot 50 percent or better in a game, and the sixth time to hit that mark in Big Ten play.
• IU shot 58.3 percent (7-of-12) from 3-point range for the game, marking the fifth time Indiana has shot 58 percent or better beyond the arc this season and the third time in Big Ten play (vs. Michigan, at Penn State).
• Indiana outscored Illinois in points off turnovers, 16-10.
• IU topped the Illini in second-chance points, 12-4.
• The Hoosiers shot 60.0 percent (12-of-20) from the field in the second half, marking the fifth time this year IU has shot 60 percent or better for a single half.
• Freshman Cody Zeller scored 22 points and added five boards, an assist, a block and a steal in 32 minutes. He had career highs with 12 free throws made and 14 attempted (85.7 percent). He has scored 10 or more 22 times in his career and it is his fifth game with 20 or more.
• Sophomore Victor Oladipo scored 18 points and added five rebounds, three assists, a block and a steal in a career-high 36 minutes. He finished 10-of-12 from the free throw line and 4-of-8 from the field. He has scored in double figures 15 times this season and 23 times in his career.
• Indiana is 11-0 this season when Oladipo scores 11 or more.
• Zeller and Oladipo combined to shoot 26 free throws, making 22 of the freebies (84.6 percent).
• Junior Christian Watford scored 18 points and added five rebounds, two assists, a block and a steal in 31 minutes. He has scored 10-plus points in 16 games this season and 63 times in his career.
• Junior Jordan Hulls scored 15 points and added a season-high seven assists, four rebounds and a steal in 33 minutes. He has scored in double figures 18 times this season and 44 times in his career.
• Sophomore Will Sheehey added four points, two rebounds and two steals in 23 minutes off the bench. He was 1-for-1 from 3-point range. He is 5-of-8 from behind the arc in last six games.
• Senior Matt Roth led the Hoosiers with five points off the bench in 12 minutes on the floor. He was 2-for-2 from the free throw line, remaining perfect from the charity stripe this season at 15-of-15. Roth also hit his 28th 3-pointer of the season and the 112th of his career. He has led the Hoosiers in points of the bench seven times this season.
• Junior Derek Elston started for the second straight game and the 19th time in his career.