Indiana Postgame Notes vs. Northwestern
Feb. 25, 2009
Indiana Game Notes
Kyle Taber set a new career high with 12 points, besting his previous career best of 10, set on Saturday against Purdue. Taber has averaged 11 points and 5.5 rebounds over the last two affairs.
The Hoosiers played well inside, outscoring Northwestern in the paint, 36-24. IU scored 68 percent of its points in the paint on the night.
IU owned the boards, outrebounding the Wildcats, 31-25. The Hoosiers reached double digits in offensive boards for the 16th time, grabbing 15 to NU's five. That led to Indiana besting Northwestern in second-chance points, 16-6.
Indiana dished out 16 assists on 24 baskets in the ballgame, the team's highest total in the assist column since tallying a season-high 20 against Ohio State on Jan. 31.
Indiana came out of the gates blazing, hitting its first three shots - all layups - and five of its first six. The Hoosiers scored 12 of their first 15 points in the paint, going 6-for-8 from inside. By comparison, Northwestern missed its first four two-point shots.
The Hoosiers used their hot shooting to jump out to leads of 6-0 and 15-7. The 15-7 run was Indiana's best of the game.
Freshman forward Nick Williams joined Taber in double figures with 11 points on 5-for-7 shooting from the field.
Matt Roth made a pair of three-point field goals and finished with eight points. It's the 11th time this season that Roth has made multiple three-point field goals in a game.
Junior guard Devan Dumes set a career high with four assists in addition to three points and three rebounds.
Freshman guard Verdell Jones III had six points and handed out six assists.
Freshman forward Tom Pritchard put up six points and pulled down five rebounds (three offensive).
Freshman forward Broderick Lewis scored a layup after he grabbed an offensive rebound.
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