Postgame Notes - Ferris State vs. Indiana
Nov. 8, 2010
Indiana Postgame Notes Nov. 8, 2010
Indiana clamped down over the final 1:16 of regulation and 2:53 of the overtime period to go on an 18-0 run and put the game away.
Ferris State went 8:26 without a field goal in the second half and made two field goals in the last 14:42.
In the overtime period, Indiana was a perfect 5-for-5 from the floor while Ferris State was 1-for-4. The Bulldogs first points in OT came with 2:07 left on a free throw.
The IU defense forced Ferris State into 25 turnovers, 13 of which were steals by Indiana defenders. In the two exhibition games, Indiana has 29 steals and 12 blocked shots after registering seven denials against Ferris State.
As a team, IU had 12 assists on 24 made field goals during the game.
IU trailed by 10 points with 4:43 remaining in regulation before they went on a 13-3 run to knot the game at 61-61 with 10 seconds left on freshman Victor Oladipo's four-point play.
Indiana held a 25-17 edge in points off turnovers and a 14-5 advantage in second-chance points - thanks to 17 offensive rebounds.
Indiana was 3-for-13 on three-point field goals in the first half and 2-for-12 in the second half, but they stepped up and hit a pair of three's in the first 94 seconds of overtime to jump out to a 69-61 lead and they never looked back.
The difference in the game very well might have been the free throw line, where the Hoosiers were 23-for-28 while Ferris State was 20-for-38.
Sophomore guard Christian Watford continued his solid play to start the exhibition season with 11 first-half points and finished with 25 points to match his output last Friday against Franklin. He also added seven rebounds, two blocks and two steals.
Sophomore point guard Jordan Hulls lead the team once again in the assist category with six helpers. He also grabbed six rebounds in 41 minutes of action.
Sophomore guard Maurice Creek had 15 points, six rebounds, two assists, one block and two steals in 31 minutes.
Freshman guard Victor Oladipo stuffed the stat sheet against Ferris State, going 4-for-8 from the floor and a perfect 5-for-5 from the charity stripe for 14 points. He also had nine rebounds (five offensive) and five steals. Oladipo did most of his damage in the second half as he went to the locker room at halftime with two points to his credit.
Junior forward Tom Pritchard registered six points on 2-for-4 shooting and 2-for-2 from the free throw line.
Senior guard Jeremiah Rivers came off the bench and provided tremendous energy while contributing five points and three rebounds in 16 minutes.
Sophomore forward Derek Elston posted four points, five rebounds, two steals and one turnover in 15 minutes.
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