Nov. 11, 2011
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Stony Brook at Indiana
Indiana has now won 14 straight season-openers and 27 consecutive home-openers.
Tonight marked the first meeting between Indiana and Stony Brook.
Tom Crean is 12-1 all-time in regular season-openers, including his 8-1 mark during his career at Marquette. On his way to victories in each of his four season-openers at Indiana, Crean's teams have outscored their opponents by an average score of 87.5 to 62.8. In his 13 season openers, Crean's teams have allowed 69 or more points just once.
Indiana shot 65.4 percent (34-of-52) in the game, the second-best percentage in the Tom Crean Era. The Hoosiers shot 67.4 percent (29-of-43) against Michigan on Jan. 15, 2011. The Michigan game was also the last time IU shot over 60 percent.
IU reached the 70-percent mark in the second half, hitting 19-of-27 (70.4). The Hoosiers last shot 70 percent in a half in the second half in the Michigan game (70.8).
The Hoosiers 21 assists are their highest total since delivering 24 against South Carolina State on Dec. 19, 2010.
Indiana hit 7-of-14 from 3-point range, reaching the 50-percent mark for the first time since hitting 52.4 (11-of-21) vs. Michigan State on Jan. 30, 2011.
IU also shot 87.5 percent from the free throw line, connecting on 21-of-24 in the game. Indiana last made 20 free throws vs. Wisconsin (21) on March 3, 2011. The Hoosiers also shot over 80 percent in that game (80.8).
The Hoosiers 96 points are their most since a 102-point effort vs. South Carolina State on Dec. 19, 2010, and their third-highest total in the Crean Era.
Indiana held an edge in points in the paint (34-26), points off turnovers (14-12), fastbreak points (8-2) and bench points (46-40).
Freshman forward Cody Zeller posted a double-double in his Hoosier debut. Zeller shared game-high honors with 16 points, collected a game-high 10 rebounds and recorded three steals, two blocks and two assists in 27 minutes. He hit 5-of-6 from the floor and 6-of-8 from the foul line.
Zeller is the third true freshmen in the last four years to record a double-double in his debut. Tom Pritchard (Northwestern State - Nov. 15, 2008) and Christian Watford (Howard - Nov. 13, 2009) accomplished the feat.
His double-double is the team's first since Derek Elson scored 10 points with 12 rebounds at Iowa on Jan. 23, 2011.
Victor Oladipo matched a career-high with 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting. The sophomore guard played 24 minutes and added six rebounds and two steals. Oladipo has reached double figures 11 times in his career.
Sophomore forward Will Sheehey led the Hoosiers with 13 points off the bench on 5-of-6 shooting from the field and 2-of-2 from the foul line. Sheehey also pulled down five boards and added one steal and one assist in just 10 minutes. The Stuart, Fla., native has four double-figure scoring games in his career.
Elston gave Indiana four scorers in double figures with 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting. The junior forward had two rebounds, one assist and one steal in 14 minutes. Elston has reached double figures 12 times in his career.
Indiana last had four players in double figures at Michigan on Feb. 12, 2011.
Verdell Jones III delivered a game-high seven assists and scored seven points in a game-high 28 minutes. The senior guard is IU's 33rd all-time scorer with 1,129 career points.
Junior guard Jordan Hulls scored four points and dished out six assists in 27 minutes.
Junior forward Christian Watford scored seven points and senior guard Matt Roth added eight points on a pair of 3-pointers and two free throws.
True freshman forward Austin Etherington poured in eight points in his Hoosier debut, connecting on all three field goal attempts, including two three-pointers.
Senior guard Daniel Moore hit a pair of free throws, took a charge and finished with an assist and rebound.
Remy Abell also saw his first action and the true freshman guard scored four points with two rebounds, one steal and one assist.
Senior forward Kory Barnett posted one assist and one steal, while redshirt freshman guard Raphael Smith was the fourth Hoosier to make his debut.
All 16 Hoosiers that dressed saw the court this evening.
Indiana started Watford and Zeller at forward along with Hulls, Oladipo and Jones III at guard.