Postgame Notes - Indiana vs. Illinois (Big Ten Tournament)
March 15, 2013
The Hoosiers are 16-1 this season when scoring 80 points or more.
Sophomore forward Cody Zeller tallied a game-high 24 points, along with nine rebounds. His 81.8 (9-for-11) shooting percentage ties for third on Big Ten Tournament single-game list by an IU player (min. 10 attempts).
Zeller is averaging 25.0 points per game in his last two outings.
Junior guard Victor Oladipo pulled down a game-best 11 rebounds and is averaging. 12.0 rebounds per game over the last two contests.
The 54.0 percent shooting effort was the Hoosiers best in their Big Ten Tournament history.
IU is now 2-4 in the Big Ten Tournament against Illinois. IU is 2-1 against Wisconsin.
The 87.5 percent (21-of-24) effort from the free throw line also is the best that an IU team has performed in the Big Ten Tournament
Indiana opened the game with a 22-7 run. For an 11-minute span (18:12-7:08) the Hoosiers limited Illinois to just five points.
For the second time this season, junior forward Will Sheehey was perfect from the field in a game, making all four of his field goal attempts. He finished with 11 points. He was 9-for-9 on Feb. 16 vs. Purdue. In his first two seasons, Sheehey had scored just 13 points in three Big Ten Tournament games.
Indiana won the rebounding battle, 38-26, including a 26-10 advantage at the half.
It is the seventh time this year Indiana has held an opponent to under 25 points in the first half.
Senior forward Christian Watford tallied 15 points,his 26th double digit outing in 31 games this year. It was the ninth game of 15 or more points for Watford. He made seven out of eight free throws and has made 26 of 27 from the free throw line during his career at the Big Ten Tournament.
Freshman guard Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell had a career-best two blocked shots.
Today was the 24th time this year Indiana had four players in double figures.
Guard Jordan Hulls dished the ball seven times, his third game with six or more assists this season. He also had three steals, one off his career best.
The Hoosiers shot 50 percent or better from the field for the 16th time this season (27-for-50; 54.0 percent).
Sophomore Remy Abell had five points off the bench and added three rebounds and two assists.
Zeller's six for six effort at the line tied Tom Coverdale (Iowa, 2002) for the second best effort without a miss from the line for a Hoosier in this event.
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