Postgame Notes - Wisconsin vs. Indiana (Big Ten Tournament)
March 9, 2012
The Hoosiers' record now stands at 25-8 overall after their 79-71 loss to No. 4 seed Wisconsin. It is the first time IU has lost to Wisconsin in the Big Ten Tournament (2-1)
Indiana outrebounded the Badgers, 30-28, for the game, nearly the identical totals from the teams' meeting in Madison during the regular season (30-27).
IU shot 18-of-22 from the free throw line for 81.8 percent. For the two games at the tournament, Indiana was 47-of-58 (.810). The percentage against Wisconsin set a new IU single-game record for the Big Ten Tournament, topping yesterday's 80.6 effort against Penn State.
The Hoosiers won the battle in the paint, 24-18, and also held an 11-8 advantage on second-chance points and a 7-5 edge on fastbreak points.
Indiana shot 25-of-51 (.490) while Wisconsin shot 27-of-56 (.482). The 49.0 percent shooting by IU is the third-highest percentage for a Wisconsin opponent this season.
IU had three players score 17 points in the game, the first time since the Illinois game that the Hoosiers did that.
Junior Jordan Hulls shot 7-of-10 from the field for the second straight day and totaled 17 points with two rebounds and two assists. The Bloomington native has 931 career points to move into 47th place on the IU career list. It's the 49th time in his career he has scored in double figures and the 23rd time this season.
Junior Christian Watford was 5-of-10 from the field and 5-of-5 from the charity stripe for his 17 points. He also pulled down 10 rebounds for his third double-double in the last four games, his 12th career double-double and his fifth this season. The forward now has 69 career double-figure scoring games.
Watford's career point total now stands at 1,230, moving into 30th place on the IU career list - passing Steve Downing (1,220) and Tom Coverdale (1,217). Next on the list is Dick VanArsdale and his 1,240 career points.
For the tournament, Watford's 15-of-15 effort at the free throw line is the most free throws made while shooting 1.000 percent in Big Ten Tournament history. He is the sixth player to shoot a perfect percentage with a minimum of 10 attempts.
Freshman Cody Zeller also tallied 17 points, marking the 29th time this season he has scored in double figures.
Sophomore Will Sheehey dropped in six points on 3-of-4 shooting while grabbing two rebounds in 31 minutes.
Sophomore Victor Oladipo poured in seven points, five rebounds and four assists in 29 minutes.
Freshman Remy Abell scored five points off the bench and pulled down two rebounds in 15 minutes.
Junior Derek Elston made a basket and hauled in three rebounds in 14 minutes.
Cody Zeller set new IU records for Free Throws Made (18) and Free Throws Attempted (23) in a Big Ten Tournament.
Christian Watford was 15-of-15 at the free throw line. His perfect percentage set a new IU record and tied the Big Ten Tournament record.
As a team, IU set school records for the Big Ten Tournament in Free Throw Percentage (81.0) and 3-point Field Goal Percentage (45.8)
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