Postgame Notes - Indiana vs. Temple
March 24, 2013
Indiana Postgame Notes
IU is now 64-31 in their NCAA Tournament history.
Indiana advances to play No. 4 Syracuse in Washington, D.C.
IU last played in the NCAA Tournament in Washington DC in 1998. They beat Oklahoma and lost to UConn in their last visit.
This was the 10th meeting between these two teams. The series is now tied 5-5.
In the last meeting between Indiana and Temple on 1/3/03, Indiana lost 50-59.
The two teams met in the 1994 NCAA Tournament. IU won 67-58 in Landover, MD.
Indiana is now 33-13 against Atlantic 10 schools.
IU is now 4-1 all-time at UD Arena in the NCAA Tournament.
The Hoosiers are now 64-31 all-time in NCAA Tournament play, which ranks seventh all-time in wins.
This was the 11th win all-time for the Hoosiers as a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament (11-1).
IU rallied from a late second half deficit for the second straight year in the round of 32. Last year, IU overcame a 3-point deficit against VCU to win 63-61.
The Hoosiers finished the game on a 10-0 run holding Temple scoreless in the final 3:09.
Senior Jordan Hulls played in his 134th career game with the Hoosiers, breaking the school record for most games played. The record was previously held by Randy Wittman and Jeff Newton.
Indiana is now 3-2 when trailing at the half.
This is the first time Indiana has reached back-to-back Sweet 16s since they made four straight from 1991-94. IU made just one Sweet 16 (2002) from 1995-2011.
This is also Tom Crean's first back-to-back Sweet 16 appearance. He is 4-1 in the NCAA Tournament with the Hoosiers.
Indiana is No. 1 in the nation in number of free throws made. Against Temple they made 16, increasing their total to 657 on the season.
Indiana is second in NCAA men's basketball in points per game with 80.1. Tonight they only had 58, tied for the second-fewest this season.
Senior Christian Watford had nine points and eight rebounds. He now has 1,717 career points to move into ninth place on the career scoring list at Indiana. He is the only active Big Ten player with more than 1,700 points.
Watford's next start will be his 130th tying Calbert Cheaney for the most starts in the history of the Indiana program.
Indiana is now 29-6 on the year. The 29 wins ties for fifth in school history (also reached 29 wins in 1990-91) and is just three off from the program best 32 wins in 1975-76.
Junior Will Sheehey notched a double-digit scoring output off the bench for the 16th time this season.
Junior Victor Oladipo scored in double digits for the 29th time this year. His three-pointer with 14 seconds left sealed the victory.
Jordan Hulls scored two key second half baskets.
Jeremy Hollowell hit a big three-pointer in the first half for the Hoosiers.
Remy Abell also was lauded by Crean for his defense.
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