Feb. 10, 2013
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Postgame Notes - No. 1/1 Indiana at No. 10/10 Ohio State
Feb. 10, 2013
With the win, Indiana leads the all-time series with Ohio State, 103-78
The win is the first for Indiana on the road against a Top 10 team since Dec. 5, 2000, when they beat No. 10 Notre Dame, 86-78.
It is the Hoosiers first road win against a Top 25 team since a 77-66 triumph at Iowa on Jan. 13, 2002.
The victory gives the Hoosiers five road wins in Big Ten play, clinching a winning road record in conference play for the first time since 2008
The 13-point win is the first double-digit win in Columbus since March 6, 1996 (73-56).
Indiana now leads the country with five wins against Top 25 teams (North Carolina, Minnesota, Michigan State, Michigan and Ohio State). Although they were not ranked at the time IU played them, the Hoosiers defeated Georgetown and they are currently ranked No. 20.
The Hoosiers shot 16-of-32 (.500) from the floor in the first half and 10-of-17 in the second half, giving them 26 halves of 50.0 percent or better field goal shooting. In addition, 12 of those halves have come in Big Ten play.
The last time Indiana had two players score 20 points in the same game was March 23, 2012, against Kentucky in the Sweet 16 (Watford 27, Zeller 20).
The last time IU had three players score 20 or more points in the same game was Dec. 22, 2006 when Lance Stemler (21), Earl Calloway (21) and Armon Bassett (20) did it against IUPUI.
IU was 22-of-28 at the free throw line, the fourth time in six Big Ten road games this season that they have shot at least 20 free throws. Over the last four games, Indiana is shooting 87.4 percent from the free throw line as a team (76-of-87).
After Ohio State got to within 43-39 with 16:28 left in the second half, Indiana embarked on a 19-7 run to take a 62-46 lead with 9:30 left in the game.
Victor Oladipo led Indiana with a career-high 26 points on 8-of-10 shooting from the field and 9-of-10 shooting at the free throw line. It is the most points scored by an IU player this season. He also added eight rebounds, three assists and two steals. He needs 30 points to reach 1,000 in his Indiana career.
Oladipo now has 56 steals on the year to move into 6th place on the IU single-season steals list. The single-season record is held by Isiah Thomas (74) in 1980-81. He also stands in sixth place on the career steals list at Indiana with 139. Dane Fife is in first place with 180 from 1999-2002.
Cody Zeller was 8-of-11 from the field and 8-of-11 from the free throw line for 24 points while also hauling in eight rebounds. He needs 41 points to reach 1,000 in his career.
Christian Watford connected on four 3-point field goals on his way to 20 points and six rebounds. The four triples for Watford ties his career high as it's the eighth time in his career he has made four 3-pointers in a game.
Watford now has 1,603 career points, passing Greg Graham (1,590) and Scott May (1,593) to move into 11th place on the all-time scoring list at Indiana.
Jordan Hulls dropped five points, four assists and three rebounds in 34 minutes
Will Sheehey came off the bench again to score five points and grab three rebounds in 23 minutes
Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell had one point and one rebound but added three assists and played strong defense on the perimeter. He has 106 assists on the season, the third-most ever in a season by an IU freshman.
Derek Elston grabbed an offensive rebound in six minutes of action off the Indiana bench.