Men's Basketball

    Postgame Notes - Florida Gulf Coast at Indiana

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    Nov. 13, 2010

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    Indiana Postgame Notes Nov. 12, 2010

    • The Hoosiers have now won 13 straight season openers and it is the 26th consecutive home opening win.

    • Indiana shot 52.6 percent from the field against Florida Gulf Coast, the first time they have shot over 50 percent from the floor since Dec. 29, 2009, against Bryant.

    • Continuing a trend under head coach Tom Crean, the Hoosiers were a force on the offensive boards, collecting 17 in the game on Friday. Last year the Hoosiers had 10 or more offensive rebounds in 22 of 31 games.

    • The 22 assists match a single-game high under head coach Tom Crean, equaling the total handed out on Dec. 19, 2009, against North Carolina Central. The Hoosiers 22 assists came on 30 made baskets.

    • The 46 points Indiana scored in the first half were the third-most in a half under Tom Crean. It was the most since a 47-point outburst in the first half on Feb. 4, 2010 against Purdue in Assembly Hall. The most points scored in a half under Tom Crean is 51 against Chaminade on Nov. 26, 2008 at the EA Sports Maui Classic.

    • Indiana made 14 three-point field goals against the Eagles on Friday night, it marked the second consecutive regular season game that the Hoosiers have made at least 10 three-point field goals dating back to the regular season finale in Assembly Hall on March 6, 2010, against Northwestern when Indiana went 10-for-23.

    • The 14 made three-point field goals are the most since Indiana drained 15 triples against Ohio State in Assembly Hall on Jan. 31, 2009.

    • Sophomore forward Christian Watford set a new career high with 24 points on 8-for-12 shooting. He was also 7-for-9 from the free throw line, grabbed five rebounds and had four assists, also a career high.

    • Sophomore guard Jordan Hulls was 6-for-9 from behind the arc for all 18 of his points. He added three assists as well in his 22 minutes of action.

    • Sophomore Maurice Creek was the third Hoosier to reach double figures with 13 points and grabbing three rebounds.

    • Junior guard Verdell Jones III, playing for the first time this season after an ankle injury kept him out of the exhibition games, scored seven points and had two assists.

    • Sophomore forward Derek Elston poured in seven points, pulled down four rebounds, dished out two assists and had two steals in 18 minutes for the Hoosiers.

    • Senior guard Jeremiah Rivers stuffed the stat sheet with two points, three assists and three steals.

    • Freshman guard Victor Oladipo scored five points and grabbed four rebounds in 15 minutes.

    • Freshman forward Jeff Howard made his IU debut and went 1-for-2 from the free throw line for his first career point while also grabbing two rebounds in three minutes.

    • Freshman Will Sheehey first points came on a nifty reverse layup that he made while being fouled. He went on to make the free throw for his first collegiate points and added a rebound and an assist.

    Taylor Wayer first points came on a long three point field goal with just over one minute remaining.




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