Gardner-Webb at Indiana Postgame Notes
Nov. 21, 2011
Indiana Postgame Notes
Indiana is now 5-0 on the season and has won all five games by 20-plus points, the first time an IU team has ever done that. IU is also 5-0 for the second-straight season.
The last time IU trailed was with 6:21 left in the first half against Chattanooga - a span of 146:21 including tonight's game.
Gardner-Webb went 6:21 in the second half without a field goal, allowing the Hoosiers to go on a 13-0 run. IU forced six turnovers during the run and built a 49-25 lead.
Indiana is now 2-0 all-time against Big South opponents, with the other win coming over Coastal Carolina on March 14, 1991.
The Hoosiers move to 3-0 in the Hoosier Invitational with one game remaining against Butler (11/27).
IU had 19 assists on 29 made field goals against the Runnin' Bulldogs on Monday and now has 92 assists on 149 made field goals this season.
Indiana held Gardner-Webb to 49 points, the first time it has held an opponent to under 50 since Jan. 27, 2011, in a 52-49 victory over Illinois.
The Hoosiers had 40 points in the paint, compared to 14 for GWU, marking the second time this season they have scored more than 40 in the paint (Evansville, 40).
Indiana bettered the Runnin' Bulldogs in points off turnovers (26-9), second-chance points (14-4), fast break points (6-2) and bench points (34-11).
The Hoosiers finished with 42 rebounds, the first time they have pulled down 40-plus boards since they had 47 against Northwestern State on Nov. 16, 2010. IU grabbed 14 offensive boards in the game, a season high.
Indiana won the rebounding battle 42-30 and had 14 offensive boards compared to seven for GWU.
Cody Zeller scored 13 on 6-of-8 shooting from the field to go with nine rebounds in 26 minutes. He has reached double figures in four of his first five games as a Hoosier.
Victor Oladipo scored 13 points, grabbed five rebounds and tied his career high with five assists in 24 minutes. He has reached double figures 13 times in his career and three times this season.
Will Sheehey led the Hoosiers in scoring, coming off the bench. He led all non-starters in scoring for the fifth straight game, dropping 15 points. He also had four assists and two rebounds. It is his fourth double-figure scoring game this year and the seventh of his career.
Derek Elston scored 10 points and had nine rebounds in 15 minutes off the bench. He scored in double figures for the 13th time in his career and second time this season.
Christian Watford scored eight points and pulled down seven boards to go with three assists.
Verdell Jones III scored three points to bring his career total to 1,176, which ranks 33rd all-time at IU. Watford's eight points moves his career total to 885, which ranks 54th in school history.
All 16 Hoosiers that dressed saw the floor.
Matt Roth collected his fourth career blocked shot early in the first half, sending back the layup attempt of 6-11 center Mike Byron for Gardner-Webb. It was the first blocked shot for Roth since Feb. 10, 2009, at Minnesota.
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