Indiana Postgame Notes vs. Minnesota
Feb. 20, 2010
Indiana vs. Minnesota
Indiana matched its second-lowest turnover output of the season with nine. It marked the fourth time this season the Hoosiers have posted 10-or-fewer miscues. IU's lowest total of the season was eight at Northwestern on Feb. 7.
The Hoosiers moved the ball well in the second half, racking up eight assists on 12 field goals. Jeremiah Rivers accounted for four of the eight dimes in the second 20 minutes.
IU's 15 offensive rebounds marked the 18th time this season the Hoosiers have hit double digits in offensive boards and the 10th time in 14 Big Ten games, including seven of the last eight. Indiana has had 15-or-more offensive rebounds 10 times this year.
Indiana's effort on the offensive glass gave it a 16-12 edge in second-chance points.
The Hoosiers held a 27-19 advantage in bench points.
IU held Minnesota guard Blake Hoffarber to six points on the night and 11 combined points in two meetings this season. Hoffarber, one of the sharpest shooters in the Big Ten, is averaging 11.5 points per game.
Devan Dumes finished the evening with a season-high 20 points, his fifth career 20-point effort. Dumes went 4-for-9 from beyond the arc and hit 4-of-5 free throws in 27 minutes off the bench. Dumes combined for nine points in his previous three games.
Jeremiah Rivers and Verdell Jones III joined Dumes in double figures with 10 points apiece. Rivers posted a Big Ten high in points on 4-of-6 shooting and 2-of-2 from the foul line. He has reached double digits four times this year. Rivers also led the team with four assists and 34 minutes.
Jones went 6-of-7 from the free-throw line and reached double figures for the 10th straight game and the 20th time this season. He added five boards and three assists in 33 minutes.
Christian Watford led the Hoosiers with nine rebounds, four of which came on the offensive glass, in 26 minutes of action.
Jordan Hulls received his fourth straight start and hit a pair of triples to finish with six points. Hulls played 30 minutes and contributed three rebounds.
Bobby Capobianco scored three points with two rebounds in six minutes off the bench.
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