Men's Basketball

    Savannah State at Indiana Postgame Notes

    Go Hoosiers!
    Go Hoosiers!

    Go Hoosiers!

    Nov. 19, 2011

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    *Indiana is now 2-0 all-time against the Tigers after a victory last season in Assembly Hall .

    *The Hoosiers move to 2-0 in the Hoosier Invitational with two games remaining against Gardner-Webb (11/21) and Butler (11/27).

    *Indiana is now 4-0 on the year and has won each game by 20 or more points, making it the first time since the 1938-39 season an Indiana team has done that.

    *The Hoosiers have started the season 4-0 for the second consecutive season.

    *The last time Indiana shot better than .500 in four consecutive games was in December 2005.

    *Savannah State hit a 3-point field goal with 11:10 left in the first half to tie the game at 14-14, but the Indiana defense clamped down over the next 3:45 and went on a 13-0 run to take a 27-14 lead.

    *With 46 points in the first half against Savannah State, IU is averaging 44.5 points in the first half through the first four games of the season. On the other side, the Hoosiers are holding opponents to just 27.5 points in the first half this season.

    *Jordan Hulls continued his consecutive made free throw streak, draining a pair of technical free throws midway through the second half to run the streak to 45 dating back to last season.

    *The 35 made free throws are the most under head coach Tom Crean and the most by an IU team since Jan. 8, 1997, against Minnesota (also 35).

    *The 47 free throw attempted are the most by the Hoosiers under Crean and the most by an Indiana team since they shot 49 on Jan. 5, 2000.

    *The Hoosiers had 16 assists on 28 made field goals against the Tigers on Saturday and now have 73 assists on 120 made field goals this season.

    *IU grabbed 11 offensive boards in the game, a season high.

    *Indiana committed just nine turnovers in the game on Saturday, the 11th time under Tom Crean that IU did not commit 10 turnovers in a game.

    *For the season, IU is shooting 57.1 percent overall from the field while holding opponents to just 38.5 percent. From 3-point range, Indiana is connecting at a 47.5 percent clip while opponents are shooting 34.3 percent.



    *Cody Zeller cashed in a career-high 23 points on 6-of-7 shooting from the field and 11-of-13 shooting at the free throw line to go with three steals and five rebounds in 23 minutes.

    *Verdell Jones scored 11 points, reaching double figures for the 60th time in his career and the third straight game. He now has 1,173 career points, trailing Quinn Buckner for 32nd on the IU career scoring list by 22.

    *Christian Watford continued his offensive tear, scoring a season-high 19 points on 6-of-7 shooting, including 2-of-2 from downtown and 5-of-5 from the charity stripe. It's the 49th time in Watford's career he has reach double figures in the scoring column.

    *Will Sheehey led all scorers off the bench for the fourth straight game, dropping 15 points thanks to 9-of-12 from the free throw line. He also had three assists and three rebounds. It is also the third double-figure scoring game this year and sixth of his career.

    *Victor Oladipo scored six points, grabbed six rebounds and tallied one assist in 17 minutes.

    *Jordan Hulls chipped in with six points, three assists, two steals and two rebounds.

    *Derek Elston scored nine points off the bench for the second straight game.

    *Tom Pritchard scored three points - two coming on a follow-up dunk.


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