Postgame Notes - Wright State at Indiana
Nov. 14, 2010
Indiana Postgame Notes Nov. 14, 2010
With the victory, Indiana moves to 2-0 for the second straight season.
Indiana now owns a 2-0 advantage in the all-time series. The Hoosiers dropped the Raiders, 97-54, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on March 19, 1993.
The Hoosiers finished the game shooting 24-of-40 from the floor, a blistering 60-percent clip. It marked the first time IU shot 60 percent since the UNC-Wilmington game on Nov. 20, 2007.
Wright State's 44 points is the second-lowest total allowed in the Tom Crean era. The Hoosiers allowed 42 points to Bryant in a 90-42 victory on Dec. 29, 2009.
Wright State shot 26.1 percent (6-of-23) in the first half and 32.6 percent (15-of-46) for the game. The totals are the lowest for a Hoosier opponent since Bryant shot 22.2 percent (6-of-27) in the first half and 25.0 percent (15-of-60) for the game.
Indiana claimed a +20 advantage on the boards against Wright State, the most in a single game under head coach Tom Crean. The previous high was a +18 edge against North Carolina Central on Dec. 19, 2009.
The Hoosiers limited the Raiders to just six field goals in the first half on 6-of-23 shooting. Last season, IU held Illinois (Jan. 9) and Boston (Nov. 20) to five field goals in the opening 20 minutes.
Indiana held Wright State to 19 points in the first half, the lowest total for a Hoosier opponent since Bryan scored 17 in the opening stanza on Dec. 29, 2009.
IU held a 22-5 rebounding advantage in the first half and finished the game doubling up Wright State with a 40-20 edge.
Wright State started the game 3-of-5 before the Hoosier defense shut the door the rest of the half. The Raiders closed the opening 20 minutes going 3-of-18 (16.7 percent).
After jumping out to a 9-4 lead with 12:51 remaining in the first half, Indiana held Wright State without a field goal the next 6:04. IU went on a 15-1 run and never trailed the rest of the way.
The Hoosier defense also produced a long WSU field-goal drought in the second stanza. Indiana held the Raiders without a bucket for a 7:41 stretch and increased its lead to 23 points with a 15-1 run.
IU dominated points in the paint, holding a 36-18 advantage. The Hoosiers also held an edge in points off of turnovers (16-6), second-chance points (8-5), fastbreak points (18-4) and bench points (10-9).
Jones III led all scorers with 27 points, one point off of his career high. He went 11-of-14 from the floor and added six rebounds, three steals (tying career high for sixth time) and two assists in 32 minutes. It marked his 40th career game in double figures and his 14th 20-plus point game.
Watford added his fifth career double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds in 33 minutes. His last double-double came on March 6, 2010, against Northwestern. He shot 6-of-10 and delivered four assists (tying career high set in season opener), one block and one steal.
Creek contributed nine points and three rebounds in 16 minutes.
Victor Oladipo led all scorers off the bench with six points in 17 minutes. The true freshman also had three rebounds, two steals and one block.
Hulls hit all four of his free throws and pulled down one rebound in 17 minutes.
Off the bench, Jeremiah Rivers had two rebounds, one assist and one block, while Bobby Capobianco posted one point, two rebounds and two assists. Daniel Moore had one assist and Derek Elston finished with one rebound. Will Sheehey hit a three-pointer and finished with three points for the second straight game.
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