Indiana Postgame Notes vs. Wisconsin
Feb. 13, 2010
Indiana vs. Wisconsin
Indiana closed the first half on a 6-0 run, hitting three of its final five shots of the stanza. In that time, the Hoosiers held the previously red-hot shooting Badgers to 0-for-6 from the field. Wisconsin started the game shooting 17-of-26 (65.4 percent).
The Hoosiers got to the line 16 times to Wisconsin's 11, and IU hit 11 of its final 14 shots from the stripe, led by Christian Watford's 7-for-8 effort. It is the sixth time in conference play that IU has hit more shots from the line than its opposition.
IU hit all three of its shots from beyond the arc in the second half to finish 4-of-7 from downtown. It is the fourth time this year that Indiana has shot 50 percent or better from three-point range and the second highest percentage (5-for-8 vs. George Mason) posted from the outside this year.
Indiana won the battle of fast break points 6-2. Indiana has outscored its opponents 10 times on the fast break this year.
The Hoosiers got 15 points from the bench despite not having Devan Dumes, the leading bench scorer on the team.
Watford led the Hoosiers with 15 points in the game, hitting 4-of-12 shots from the field in addition to his aforementioned performance at the line. He leads all conference freshmen with his 81.3 percent shooting from the line. It is the sixth time this season and the second game in a row that Watford has been IU's leading scorer.
Verdell Jones III finished with 11 points while battling illness in Saturday's game. Jones added four assists and a steal. He hit his only three-pointer of the game and nailed both free throws. Jones has now hit 33 of his last 37 attempts from the line.
Daniel Moore had one of the finest offensive games of his career with Dumes missing the game with an illness. The Carmel, Ind., native scored seven points, hitting 3-of-4 from the floor, to go along with two steals and two rebounds. Moore's seven points off the bench are the most in the last three games by a Hoosier.
Jordan Hulls had a solid day from the floor, shooting 3-of-5 including nailing 2-of-3 shots from long range. He added two defensive rebounds.
Jeremiah Rivers (2-for-2) and Tom Pritchard (1-for-1) both were perfect from the floor for the Hoosiers. Rivers led the team with five assists and four rebounds. It is the sixth time this year the guard has led IU in boards and the eighth time this year he has had at least five dimes.
Derek Elston was 2-for-4 from the field for four points, while Bobby Capobianco hit 1-of-2 threes in the game off the bench. Elston grabbed three boards and Capobianco nabbed two as IU grabbed 11 of its 26 boards from bench players.
Tijan Jobe had a very effective five minutes for Indiana, grabbing three boards, including two on the offensive end. Bawa Muniru hit 1-of-2 free throws in his six minutes of action.
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