Postgame Notes - Purdue at No. 1/2 Indiana
Feb. 16, 2013
Indiana Postgame Notes - Purdue
With the win, the Hoosiers are 20 games over .500 at 23-3. Last time that happened was Feb. 14, 1993, when IU sat at 22-2.
The victory also evens Coach Crean's record at Indiana at 78-78.
IU received 32 points off the bench in the game, marking the seventh time this season that Indiana's reserves have scored 30 or more. It is the most in a Big Ten game for the Hoosiers since the IU bench scored 32 against Iowa on Jan. 29, 2012.
The Hoosiers scored 18 points in transition, compared to just six for Purdue. The 18 points are the most for IU in Big Ten play this season.
Indiana had seven blocks, marking the ninth game this season it has swatted at least five shots. The Hoosiers have had five blocks four times in Big Ten play, all in the last six games. IU is averaging five blocks per contest in the last seven ballgames.
IU won the battle of the boards, hauling down 39 (12 offensive/27 defensive) compared to 30 for the Boilers.
The Hoosiers scored 25 points off turnovers compared to 13 for the Boilers.
Indiana shot 16-of-26 (61.5 percent) from the field in the first half, marking the 10th time this season and the third time in Big Ten play that the Hoosiers have shot 60 percent or better in a half.
IU finished the game at 30-of-54 (55.6 percent), marking the seventh time in Big Ten play and the 15th time this season that IU has shot 50 percent or better.
Indiana held Purdue to just 21-of-56 (37.5 percent) shooting in the game. It is the 15th time IU has held a team under 40 percent from the floor, the fifth time in Big Ten play, including the second-straight game.
The Hoosiers dominated the paint, outscoring Purdue 40-28. The 40 points in the lane match the best for IU in Big Ten play this year (Iowa).
Junior Will Sheehey led the team in scoring with a career-high 22 points on an IU record 9-of-9 (100 percent) shooting from the floor. He added three rebounds, two assists and a steal in 27 minutes off the bench. He has scored 10 or more 13 times this season and 29 times in his career. He has scored 20 or more twice in his career.
Sophomore Cody Zeller posted 19 points and nine rebounds. He also added two blocks, two assists and one steal in 25 minutes. Zeller reached double figures for the 54th time in his career and the 22nd time this season.
Senior Christian Watford had 14 points and four rebounds to go with two assists, two blocks and a career-high three steals. He recorded his 94th career game in double figures and his 23rd this season. Watford scored the first eight points of the contest for the Hoosiers and finished the first half with 13.
Senior Jordan Hulls scored 11 points and added five assists, two steals and one rebound in 26 minutes. Hulls connected on 3-of-6 from behind the arc, moving his career total to 236 made 3-pointers, which ranks second in IU history. Hulls has scored 10 or more in 68 career games and 17 times this season.
Freshman Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell contributed four points, six rebounds, five assists and two steals in 30 minutes.
Junior Maurice Creek had five points, one block and one rebound in seven minutes. It is the most points for Creek in a Big Ten game since Jan. 15, 2011, against Michigan.
Junior Victor Oladipo added three points, five rebounds and one block in 14 minutes.
Freshman Jeremy Hollowell had two points, two rebounds and one block in 14 minutes.
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