Postgame Notes - IU at Evansville
Nov. 16, 2011
Indiana Postgame Notes 11/16/2011 - at Evansville
* Indiana improves to 8-0 all-time against Evansville and is 3-0 all-time at Evansville
* The victory is the first road victory for the Hoosiers since Jan. 21, 2010, a 67-61 win at Penn State
* Christian Watford entered Wednesday's game averaging 4.5 points per game over the Hoosiers first two games but had five points at the first media time out. He finished the game with 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting, and also grabbed eight rebounds.
*With his output on Wednesday, Watford moved into 56th place on the all-time scoring list at IU with 858 points, passing Dean Garrett's career total of 854.
* Evansville made a 3-point field goal at 7:50 in the first half and that's when the IU defense put the clamps on. From that point on, the Purple Aces made just two more field goals while the Hoosiers went on a 20-4 run to take a 24-point advantage into the halftime locker room.
* After not attempting a free throw in the first two games of the season, Jordan Hulls stepped to the line twice in the first half and sank both tosses to increase his streak to 43 consecutive made free throws dating back to last season.
* The Hoosiers had 24 assists on 33 made field goals in the game against the Purple Aces. It also gives the team 57 assists on 92 made field goals for the season.
*The 24-point halftime lead against UE is the biggest for the Hoosiers since a 47-20 lead at the intermission against SIU Edwardsville on Dec. 17, 2010. It is the largest halftime margin in favor of IU in a road game since Feb. 5, 2000, at Northwestern (48-21).
* The 94 points is the most in a road game by Indiana since they scored 102 points at Western Illinois on Nov. 26, 2005.
* Indiana scored 51 points in the first half, tying a season best (Stony Brook) and matching the second-most under Tom Crean at Indiana. The most under Crean came on Nov. 26, 2010, when IU erupted for 62 points in the second half against Northwestern State.
* Verdell Jones III made four 3-point field goals in the game, matching his career high for a game (4 vs. Penn State in the Big Ten Tournament as a freshmen).
* Indiana placed five players in double figures in the scoring column for the first time since Jan. 30, 2011, at Michigan State.
* The last time Indiana made 11 3-point field goals in a game was on Jan. 30, 2011, at Michigan State when they were also 11-of-21.
* IU has won each of the first three games this season by 20 or more points, marking the first time since December 2007 that they have won three consecutive games by that margin.
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