Postgame Notes - NCCU at Indiana
Feb. 22, 2012
Indiana finishes its non-conference schedule with a perfect 13-0 record. It marks the first time the Hoosiers have had a perfect non-conference run since the 1989-90 season when IU went a perfect 11-0 against non-Big Ten foes.
The Hoosiers are now 3-0 all-time against North Carolina Central.
IU led NCCU the entire contest, marking the fifth game this season in which the Hoosiers did not relinquish the lead for an entire game.
Indiana outrebounded NCCU, 35-16. The +19 rebounding margin is IU's largest since outrebounding Howard by a season-best +20 margin on Dec. 19.
The Hoosiers allowed the Eagles to grab just 16 rebounds, which is the lowest rebound total by any Indiana opponent this season. It is the fewest total rebounds by an IU opponent since Northwestern grabbed 16 on Jan. 15, 2003.
The Hoosiers won the battle of the offensive glass, 15-3. It marks the fifth time this season that IU has had 15 or more offensive boards in a game.
Indiana shot 51.0 percent (26-of-51) for the game. IU has now shot 50 percent or better in 13 games this season.
IU outscored NCCU in the paint, 36-24.
The Hoosiers outscored the Eagles in second-chance points, 16-4.
Indiana's topped NCCU in bench points, 23-19.
Freshman Cody Zeller led Indiana in scoring with 17 points, shooting 6-of-9 from the field and tied for the team high with seven rebounds. Zeller has now led the team in the scoring column in 13 games this season, and tonight marks his fourth-straight game to pace his teammates in that category. He has scored in double figures 25 times this year.
Sophomore Will Sheehey tallied 12 points on 6-of-9 shooting and grabbed tied with Zeller for the team lead in rebounds with seven. Sheehey has now scored 10-or-more points in 10 games this season and 13 times in his career. He also had two assists, one block and one steal.
Sophomore Victor Oladipo scored 16 points, marking his 18th game scoring in double figures this season and his fifth-consecutive contest with more than 10 points. Oladipo shot 5-of-8 from the field and was 5-of-6 from the free throw line. He also had six rebounds, two steals and a block.
Junior Derek Elston scored 10 points, marking the first time he has scored in double figures in back-to-back games since Dec. 2010 when he tallied 10-or-more points in three-consecutive contests. Elston shot 3-of-5 from the field, 2-of-3 from 3-point range and 2-of-2 from the free throw line. He has scored in double figures in five games this season and 16 times in his career.
Senior Verdell Jones III scored nine points on the night with two rebounds and an assist.
Freshman Austin Etherington scored two points and grabbed one rebound in five minutes of action.
Freshman Remy Abell scored two points on a baseline jumper and snagged a rebound in seven minutes.
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