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Indiana Postgame Notes - North Carolina
Nov. 27, 2012
The Hoosiers defeated No. 14/13 North Carolina, 83-59. The 24-point margin of victory is the largest for IU over a ranked foe since defeating No. 15 Kentucky 81-53 on Dec. 10, 2005. It is the second-largest margin of victory over the Tar Heels, as IU defeated UNC 107-81 at home on Dec. 12, 1964.
Indiana has won five straight games against ranked opponents at Assembly Hall, the longest home streak against ranked teams since winning six in a row at home between 2001 and 2003.
From the 3:00 mark in the first half until the 2:16 mark of the second half, Indiana committed just one turnover, a stretch of 20:44.
Indiana led the game at the half, 46-37, widening their lead late in the opening stanza with a 13-6 run over the last 4:01. IU shot 5-of-7 from the floor during that span, getting all 10 points in the paint, including four dunks.
The Hoosiers held UNC without a field goal from the 1:00 mark in the first half to the 14:58 mark in the second, a stretch of 6:02 that coincided with a 17-2 Indiana run. The Tar Heels were held scoreless for a stretch of 5:10 during that stretch.
IU won the battle on the boards, as they have in every game this season, outrebounding UNC 49-42. The Hoosiers have grabbed 40-or-more rebounds in six of the seven games this season. The Hoosiers grabbed 15 offensive boards, hitting double digits for the sixth time this season. IU hit the offensive glass 10 times in the first half alone.
IU scored a season-high 46 points in the paint. The total is the most since scoring 52 against Kentucky in the final game of last season. Indiana scored 40 or more points inside the lane on seven occasions in 2011-12 and has twice this season, in consecutive games. Indiana had 32 points down low in the first half alone.
The Hoosiers had 19 points off 12 UNC turnovers. North Carolina was able to turn Indiana's 10 turnovers into just six points.
Indiana scored 19 second chance points, compared to 10 for UNC, and IU had 12 fast break points compared to eight for North Carolina.
The Indiana bench scored 27 points, compared to 19 for North Carolina.
Sophomore Cody Zeller scored 20 points and added eight rebounds and a steal as he matched his career high with four blocks (third time). He has scored in double figures 38 times in 42 career games and six times this season. This is his ninth career game with 20 or more points and his second of the season.
Junior Victor Oladipo scored a season high 19 points and added four rebounds, a block and an assist. He has scored 10 or more in five straight games and 34 times in his career.
Senior Jordan Hulls scored 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting. Hulls added eight assists and committed zero turnovers in the game. He also had two steals. He has reached double figures 57 times and in each of the last six games. He finished 3-of-5 from 3-point range, and has three trifectas or more in every game this season.
Hulls ranks 41st on the school's all-time scoring list with 1,061 points. He also is third on the school's all-time 3-point list with 196 triples and is four away from Tom Coverdale for second on the list.
Junior Will Sheehey had 19 points to go with five boards, an assist and a career-high two steals (eighth time). He has scored 10 or more points four times this season and 20 times in his career.
Freshman Yogi Ferrell added two points and a career-high five rebounds. He had six assists and one turnover.
Freshman Jeremy Hollowell scored five points and hauled in three rebounds.