Indiana Postgame Notes vs. Purdue
March 3, 2010
Indiana vs. Purdue
Indiana won the battle of the glass, 36-28. The Hoosiers also owned a 12-5 advantage on the offensive boards. IU also beat Purdue in the rebounding department in the first game of the season, 37-33.
IU's 12 offensive rebounds marked the 20th time this season the Hoosiers have hit double digits in offensive boards and the 12th time in 17 Big Ten games, including nine of the last 11.
Purdue's five offensive rebounds matched a season low. The Boilermakers most recently reached the mark on Feb. 9 at Michigan State.
Indiana also held the edge in bench points, 17-7, and second-chance points, 11-2.
Derek Elston scored a Big Ten career-high 13 points in the contest. He recorded his fifth double-digit scoring game of the season and his second in Big Ten play (12 vs. Wisconsin on Feb. 25).
Elston also matched a Big Ten career high, which he set vs. Wisconsin on Feb. 25, with seven rebounds. It marked his 12th game with five-or-more rebounds and his second in three games.
Verdell Jones III led the Hoosiers with 15 points, the 13th time he has led IU in scoring, and contributed four rebounds and four assists in a team-high 33 minutes. He reached double figures for the 12th time in the last 13 games, 15th time in 17 Big Ten games, the 22nd time this season and the 37th time in his career.
Jordan Hulls made his seventh straight start and 15th overall. He finished with eight points, three rebounds and hit 2-of-4 from downtown.
Christian Watford finished the evening with seven points and five rebounds in 26 minutes.
Jeremiah Rivers contributed a solid all-around effort. Rivers wrapped the game up with six points, four rebounds, two steals and one assist.
Bobby Capobianco earned his third straight start and his fifth of the year. He scored two points and pulled down three rebounds, two offensive, in 12 minutes.
Bawa Muniru entered the scoring column for the third time in as many appearances. Muniru grabbed an offensive board and put back the rebound for two points.
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