Postgame Notes - Indiana vs. Illinois (Big Ten Tournament)
March 13, 2014
Indiana Postgame Notes
Indiana held a 35-32 edge on the glass, the 28th time in 32 games this season it has equaled or outrebounded its opponent.
The Hoosiers used a 14-2 run over a 3:42 span in the first half to erase a nine-point deficit and take a 14-11 advantage. IU held Illinois scoreless over a 5:15 stretch beginning at the 16:25 mark.
Indiana held Illinois to just 33.3 percent (8-of-24) shooting in the second half.
The Hoosiers tallied 15 assists on 18 baskets.
Senior Will Sheehey finished with a Big Ten Tournament career-high 13 points, a team-high five assists (a season-high against Big Ten competition), three rebounds and one steal in 35 minutes. He hit 5-of-7 from the floor, including 3-of-4 from three-point range, and is averaging 18.4 points and shooting 58.4 percent in his last five games.
Sheehey now has 1,120 career points, which moves him past Victor Oladipo (1,117) into 37th on IU's career list. Cody Zeller sits 36th with 1,157. He owns 52 career double figure scoring games and 19 this season, including nine of his last 10 games.
Sophomore Yogi Ferrell netted 14 points with three assists, three rebounds and one steal in 37 minutes. He hit two three-pointers to push his single-season total to 88, which stands second to Steve Alford (107, 1987) in IU lore.
Ferrell, who is averaging 16.0 points in five career games against Illinois, has reached double figures 42 times in his career and in 30 of the team's 32 games this season.
Freshman Troy Williams recorded double digits for the third straight game and the ninth time this season with 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting. Williams has made 19-of-26 shots (73.0 percent) in his last three games and also contributed five rebounds, one assists and one steal in 30 minutes this afternoon.
Big Ten Fresh of the Year Noah Vonleh scored six points to go along with five rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one steal in 32 minutes.
Freshman Stanford Robinson led the Hoosiers with six points off the bench in addition to his two boards and one assists in 20 minutes.
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