Postgame Notes - Wisconsin at Indiana
March 4, 2011
The Hoosiers shot 80.8 percent (21-of-26) from the free throw line. IU has now shot 80 percent or better from the charity stripe in nine games this season and it is the first time Indiana has shot 80 percent or better since hitting 7-of-7 at Purdue on Feb. 8.
Indiana only committed five turnovers in the game and just one in the second half. The last time the Hoosiers turned it over five times also came against Wisconsin on Feb. 13, 2008.
IU outscored Wisconsin in the paint, 26-20, and Indiana's bench outscored the Badger non-starters, 13-6. The two teams tied in points off turnovers, 5-5, and second chance points, 11-11.
Indiana leads the overall series, 109-48.
Jones led the Hoosiers with 18 points and added five rebounds and two assists in a team-high 38 minutes. He has scored in double figures in 11 of his last 12 games, 18 times this season and a team-high 57 times in his career. Jones moved into 34th place on Indiana's career list with 1,103. He is three points behind Marshall Strickland for 33rd.
Watford scored 13 points, went 7-for-7 from the free throw line, and pulled down four rebounds. It is the sixth time this season he has hit at least five free throws and gone perfect from the line. Watford has now reached double figures in his last 11 games, 25 times this season and 47 times in his career.
Hulls finished with 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting with two rebounds and three assists. He has scored in double digits in six of the last seven games, 20 games overall this season and 26 times in his career.
The Bloomington, Ind., went 2-for-2 from the charity stripe tonight and has now made 37 consecutive free throws and is now one shy of the all-time IU consecutive record set by Pat Graham with 38 in 1990-91.
Rivers closed out his career at Assembly Hall with six points and four rebounds in 23 minutes.
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