Indiana Postgame Notes vs. Iowa
Feb. 28, 2010
Indiana vs. Iowa
The Hoosiers shot a sizzling 52.4 percent in the second half, connecting on 11-of-21 field goals. The last time Indiana shot 50 percent in a half came in the opening stanza vs. Purdue on Feb. 4 (51.6 percent).
Four Hoosiers reached the foul line and shot 20-of-25 (80 percent). Verdell Jones III (8-8) paced the team followed by Christian Watford (7-10), Devan Dumes (3-5) and Jeremiah Rivers (2-2). It is the fifth time Indiana has reached the 80-percent mark this season.
Iowa owned the glass in the first meeting, but Indiana held an advantage for much of the night. After the Hawkeyes 39-23 advantage at Assembly Hall, they edged the Hoosiers 30-26 tonight.
After starting the game 1-for-9 from the floor, IU finished the first half hitting six of its final 10 shots.
With the slow shooting start, the Hoosiers fell behind 17-4 with 9:29 left in the first half before going on an 11-2 run over the next 3:05 to make it a four-point ballgame.
Indiana fought to the finish, using a 16-5 spurt to make it a 10-point game with 1:29 remaining.
For the 13th time this season, Indiana held an advantage in bench points. The Hoosiers bench outscored the Hawkeyes, 13-1.
Jones III reached double figures for the 11th time in the last 12 games, 14th time in 16 Big Ten games, the 21st time this season and the 36th time in his career. It marked his 11th career 20-point game and ninth this campaign. He has reached 20 points in eight Big Ten games this year.
The sophomore was a perfect 8-for-8 from the foul line and 7-for-10 from the floor in a team-high 37 minutes.
Watford reached double digits for the 21st time this season and the 12th time in 16 conference games. He added a team-high seven rebounds and one steal in 33 minutes.
Dumes made four field goals and posted two steals in 27 minutes. He now has 29 career double-digit scoring games, 10 this season and eight in league play.
Bobby Capobianco made his second straight start and his fourth of the season. He connected on the team's lone three-pointer and contributed four rebounds, one assist and one block in 20 minutes. It marked the second 20-minute game of the season for Capobianco (21 vs. Illinois, Jan. 9).
Jordan Hulls made his sixth straight start and 14th overall. Hulls saw 33 minutes of action, the ninth time he has played at least 30 minutes this year.
Derek Elston came in off the bench and received 12 minutes. Elston scored one basket and pulled down four caroms with one assist and one block.
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