Indiana Postgame Notes vs. Maryland
Dec. 1, 2009
Indiana Game Notes
IU is now 5-2 against Maryland all-time and 28-19 against teams in the ACC. The Hoosiers are 3-6 in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
Indiana used a 14-3 run in the middle of the first half to turn an 18-14 deficit at 11:15 into a 28-21 lead with 5:19 to play before the break. Indiana made five straight shots from the field at one point during the run. The Hoosier defense forced four turnovers and Maryland was 1-for-7 from the floor in the stretch.
The Hoosier defense forced Maryland to commit a season-high 18 turnovers in the game.
IU attempted a season-high 70 shots and 26 three-pointers in the contest. Indiana's 43 rebounds also matched a season high as the Hoosiers grabbed 20 or more offensive boards for the second time this year.
Indiana outrebounded its opponent for the fifth time this year. The Hoosiers are 3-2 in those contests.
Verdell Jones III finished the game with a team- and career-high 10 rebounds. Jones also had six points and three assists in 29 minutes of work.
Maurice Creek posted a career-best 19 points for his seventh game in double figures this season. Creek has posted at least 14 points in each of his seven games in an IU uniform. He also had four rebounds in 28 minutes.
Christian Watford posted 16 points on 5-for-10 shooting. The freshman added three rebounds, a career-high two blocks, two steals and an assist.
Jeremiah Rivers had a gutsy effort after going down hard with an injury early in the game. Rivers finished with five points, six rebounds, two assists, a block and a steal in 19 minutes.
Derek Elston had a career-high nine rebounds off the bench. He added five points, an assist and a steal.
Devan Dumes scored eight points off the bench, hitting a pair of three pointers and going 2-for-2 at the line. He added two offensive rebounds, two assists and a steal in 18 minutes.
Jordan Hulls played a career-high 23 minutes off the bench, scoring five points to go along with two assists and a rebound.
Tom Pritchard grabbed four rebounds and was 1-for-2 from the floor in 25 minutes.
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