Men's Basketball

    Purdue at Indiana - Postgame Notes

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    Feb. 23, 2011

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    Postgame Notes
    Indiana vs. Purdue
    February 23, 2011

    • Tonight's crowd of 17,032 marked Indiana's fourth sellout this season and its third straight. Full houses also witnessed the Michigan, Iowa and Northwestern games.

    • With its 12 offensive rebounds, Indiana reached double figures for the 17th time this season. It marked the 57th time under Head Coach Tom Crean IU has reached double figures in offensive boards.

    • Indiana hit 8-of-19 from downtown, the ninth time this season it has hit at least eight treys.

    • Trailing 46-33 with 17:31 left in the ballgame, Indiana went on an 18-8 run over the next 8:51 to trim its deficit to three at 54-51.

    • After Purdue hit 7-of-12 from deep in the first half, the Hoosiers limited the Boilermakers to just 1-of-11 (9.1 percent) in the second stanza. PU was held to 9-of-24 (37.5 percent) overall from the floor in the second 20.

    • Indiana connected on 15-of-20 from the free throw line. The Hoosiers have hit at least 15 free throws 14 times this year.

    Christian Watford, Tom Pritchard, Jordan Hulls, Jeremiah Rivers and Verdell Jones III started together for the second straight game and the fourth time in 2010-11.

    • Watford narrowly missed his eighth career double-double with a team-high 18 points and nine rebounds in 33 minutes. He hit 7-of-8 from the foul line and 3-of-6 from downtown, the sixth time this year he has hit at least three treys. He has reached double figures in his last nine games, 23 times this season and 45 times in his career.

    • Hulls finished with 15 points in addition to two rebounds, one assist and one steal in 34 minutes. He has recorded double digits in seven of his last eight games, 19 times this season and 25 times in his career.

    • The Bloomington native hit all three of his free throw attempts and has now made 35 straight free throws. Hulls is just three shy of the all-time IU consecutive record set by Pat Graham in 1990-91. He has not missed from the charity stripe since Dec. 11, 2010.

    • Jones was the third Hoosier in double figures with 13 points, adding four rebounds, two assists and two steals in a game-high 37 minutes. He has scored in double figures in nine of his last 10 games, 16 times this season and a team-high 55 times in his career. With his 1,071 career points, he is just two behind Rick Calloway for 38th on Indiana's all-time list.

    • Pritchard pulled down six rebounds in 21 minutes. He has nine games with at least six boards this year.

    Will Sheehey had five points and three rebounds in 16 minutes, while Victor Oladipo recorded four points, four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 15 minutes.

     

     

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