Indiana Postgame Notes vs. Northwestern
March 6, 2010
Up next, Indiana travels to Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis for the 2010 Big Ten Tournament on Thursday, March 11.
Falling behind 5-0, Indiana went on a 17-7 run over the next 6:11 to open up a 17-12 advantage. The Hoosiers never trailed the remainder of the first half and eventually built its largest lead of the half to 34-26 at the 1:47 mark.
IU held the Wildcats without a field goal for 6:01 before a John Shurna jumper with :52 second remaining. That marked Northwestern's lone field goal in the final 6:53 of the opening stanza and Indiana limited NU to just four points during that stretch.
The Hoosiers trailed 54-51 before back-to-back 3's by Hulls and a runner by Dumes sparked an 8-0 run in 1:14. Indiana continued on a 14-2 run over 3:47, which culminated in a 65-56 advantage.
Indiana played its second overtime game this year and the third in Tom Crean's two seasons. The Hoosiers outscored the Wildcats, 19-11, in the extra five to improve to 2-0 in overtime this year. IU downed Minnesota, 81-78, at Assembly Hall on Jan. 17.
The Hoosiers grabbed 44 rebounds, which is the third-highest total of the season. Indiana grabbed 50 vs. Bryant and 46 against North Carolina Central.
The Hoosiers had three players log 40 or more minutes in the overtime win. Hulls led the way with 44, Jones III played 41 and Watford played 40 minutes.
The Cream and Crimson outhustled Northwestern winning the points off turnover battle 23-21 and fast break points 9-2.
Indiana connected on a season high 10 3-point field goals hitting 10-of-23 for the game.
Indiana continued its torrid shooting from the foul line shooting 81.3 percent, connecting on 26-of-32 attempts.
Northwestern entered the game leading the Big Ten in 3-point field goal defense, allowing opponents to connect on just 31.0 percent. The Hoosiers finished the game shooting 43.5 percent from beyond the arc.
The Hoosiers put four players in double digits for the first time since Jan. 9 against Illinois. Hulls paced the club with 24 points, followed by Jones III with 18, Elston had 17 and Watford finished with 14.
Hulls set career high with 24 points and eight 3-pointers. The eight treys are the second-most in a single game in IU history and Hulls is the eighth Hoosier to hit seven-or-more triples in a game. Matt Roth and Roderick Wilmont hold the school mark with nine.
Hulls reached double figures for fifth time in Big Ten play and the sixth overall this season. The Bloomington South graduate finished the afternoon 8-of-12 from beyond the arc, 8-of-13 overall and added four assists in a career-high 44 minutes.
Elston finished the game with a career-high 17 points. He has reached double digits three of the last four games and for the sixth time this season.
Elston eclipsed his Big Ten career high in rebounds grabbing eight boards and marks the 13th game this year with five-or-more rebounds and his third and four games.
Freshman Bobby Capobianco set a career high in minutes played with 24 this afternoon elapsing his previous mark of 21 against Illinois on Jan. 9, 2010.
Indiana won the battle on the glass, 44-37 over the Wildcats.
IU's 18 offensive rebounds marked the 21st time this season the Hoosiers have hit double digits in offensive boards and the 13th time in 18 Big Ten games, including 10 of the last 12. It's the 12th time this year with 15 or more.
Watford finished with his fourth double-double of the season scoring 14 points and grabbing 11 boards. It marks Watford's fourth 10-plus rebounding game and his 22nd double-digit scoring game this season.
Indiana also had the edge in bench scoring, outscoring Northwestern 15-7.
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