Postgame Notes - Indiana at NC State
Nov. 30, 2011
Indiana is now 7-0 on the season.
The Hoosiers have won all seven games to start the season by double-digits, the first time since 1988-89 season that IU has won seven games in a row by 10 or more points.
IU scored 23 points off 14 NC State turnovers and are now averaging 23.6 points off turnovers/game while their opponents get just 10 per game.
Indiana scored 20 points on the fastbreak - a season high - while NC State had 16.
After going 7-of-13 from 3-point range, the Hoosiers shot over 50-percent from long range for the fifth time in seven games and are shooting 44.7 percent from deep this season as a team.
Jordan Hulls extended his consecutive free throws made streak to 52, dating back to last season.
The Hoosiers raced out to a 12-3 lead at the start of the game and then outscored the Wolfpack 10-0 over the final 2:02 of the game.
Indiana has won both of its road games by double digits this year (won by 21 at Evansville).
The last time IU trailed at halftime on the road and came back to win was Feb. 23, 2008 at Northwestern. The Hoosiers trailed 37-35 at the half and rallied to win 85-82 in Evanston.
The Hoosiers trailed 67-64 as the clock his 5:00 left in the second half, but the Hoosiers outscored NC State 21-9 the rest of the way to get the win. It is the first time IU has rallied from a deficit with five minutes left under head coach Tom Crean and the first time since Feb. 7, 2008 at Illinois.
The 30 made field goals marks the third time the season that the Hoosiers have made that many field goals.
IU had 10 steals in the game, which is the third time this year that the Hoosiers have tallied double figures in the steal column
Junior Jordan Hulls led Indiana with 20 points to go with five assists in 36 minutes. He hit a clutch 3-point field goal with 1:26 left in the game to give the Hoosiers a four-point lead. It's his third career 20-plus point game.
Freshman Cody Zeller tallied 19 points and seven rebounds (five offensive) in 31 minutes
Junior Christian Watford had 16 points and nine rebounds and made a trio of 3-point field goals
Sophomore Victor Oladipo battled foul trouble most of the night but still finished with 11 points, three rebounds and three steals.
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