Nov. 13, 2011
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Indiana vs. Chattanooga
Nov. 13, 2011
• Indiana is now 2-0, making it the fifth consecutive season the Hoosiers have started the year with two wins.
• Tonight kicked off the Hoosier Invitational. Savannah State, Gardner-Webb and Butler also are involved in the event and the Hoosiers will face them in the on Nov. 19, 21 and 27, respectively.
• Tonight marked the second meeting between Indiana and Chattanooga. The Hoosiers are now 2-0 against the Mocs.
• The Hoosiers closed the first half with an 11-0 run to enter the break with a 36-24 advantage. The Hoosiers opened the second half with a 16-5 run, making it a 27-5 run that elapsed 11:20 of game time from the 4:53 mark in the first half to the 13:33 mark in the second half.
• Since Indiana trailed 21-18 with 7:42 remaining in the first half, the Hoosiers outscored Chattanooga 60-32 the remainder of the game.
• The Indiana defense held the Mocs to just 27.0-percent (17-of-63) shooting on the night. In the second half alone, the Hoosiers held Chattanooga to just 18.9-percent (7-of-37) from the field. The 18.9 percent in a half is the lowest for an opponent in the Tom Crean era, and the lowest since Longwood State shot 17.2 percent (5-of-29) in the second half on Nov. 18, 2007.
• IU last held an opponent under 30 percent on Nov. 20, 2009, when Boston shot 29.3 percent (17-of-58). It is the Hoosiers’ best defensive effort since they held Bryant to 24.6 percent (15-of-61) on Dec. 28, 2009.
• Indiana held Chattanooga without a field goal for a 7:06 stretch during the second half.
• The Hoosiers had 15 steals in the game, marking the first time IU finished with double-digit steals since they had 10 against South Carolina State on Dec. 19, 2010, and the first time with 15 or more since Northwestern State got robbed 15 times on Nov. 15, 2008.
• Indiana scored 30 points off turnovers in the game, forcing 25 mistakes. It is IU’s most points off turnovers since Nov. 16, 2010 when the Hoosiers tallied 32 points off of Mississippi Valley State mistakes. The 25 turnovers are the most by an Indiana opponent since that MVSU game when IU caused 23 opponent mistakes.
• Victor Oladipo led all scorers and scored a career-high 21 points on 6-of-9 shooting, and he finished 8-of-11 from the charity stripe. The sophomore guard played 27 minutes and added five rebounds, two assists, a block and a steal. Oladipo has reached double figures 12 times in his career.
• Junior guard Jordan Hulls scored 18 points on 6-of-9 shooting from behind the arc. The junior guard from Bloomington did not attempt a shot from inside the arc. Hulls has reached double figures 27 times in his career. He made six three point field goals in the game, marking the third time in his career that he has made six or more shots from behind the arc and the first time he has made six since the Florida Gulf Coast game on Nov. 12, 2010. Hulls added three assists and two rebounds in his 27 minutes of action.
• Freshman forward Cody Zeller nabbed six steals, becoming the first Hoosier with six or more takeaways in a game since Earl Calloway had six against San Diego State on March 18, 2006. Zeller’s six steals are the most ever by a Hoosier freshman in a game.
• Zeller added seven points, five boards and a block in his 24 minutes of action.
• Verdell Jones III scored 16 points, marking the 58th double-figure scoring game of his career. Jones finished 5-of-7 from the field and 6-of-7 from the free throw line. The senior guard is 33rd on IU’s all-time scoring list with 1,145 career points. Jones added four steals, three rebounds and a pair of assists.
• Sophomore forward Will Sheehey led the Hoosier bench scorers with six points. Sheehey also added a board and an assist in 17 minutes.
• Junior forward Christian Watford scored two points, added five rebounds and three assists.
• Junior Derek Elston scored three points and grabbed five rebounds off the bench in 13 minutes of play. Elston also added two blocks on the defensive end.
• Tom Pritchard was 1-of-1 from the field for two points and a rebound.
• Freshman Remy Abell shot 3-of-4 from the charity stripe and finished with three points, one rebound and one steal.
• Senior guard Daniel Moore came off the bench and grabbed four boards and collected a steal in 13 minutes.
• All 16 Hoosiers that dressed saw the court for the second time in as many games.
• Indiana started Watford and Zeller at forward along with Hulls, Oladipo and Jones III at guard for the second time in as many games this season.