Postgame Notes - Indiana at Boston College
Dec. 1, 2010
Indiana Postgame Notes
BC now holds a 3-1 edge in the all-time series, having defeated Indiana, 64-51, in the 1996 NCAA Tournament and 77-68, in the 1994 NCAA Tournament. Indiana's lone victory came 72-66, in Indianapolis in December, 1983.
Indiana is 3-7 all-time in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge and 28-20 all-time against members of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
IU shot 50.9 percent against the Eagles, the fifth time in seven games that Indiana has shot over 50 percent.
The Hoosiers matched Boston College on the offensive glass, 14-14. It marks the 46th time under head coach Tom Crean at IU has reached double figures in offensive boards and it's the sixth time in seven games so far this season.
Both teams were an identical 28-of-55 from the field in the game. Indiana shot 63 percent (17-of-27) in the second half.
Indiana trailed by 14 at halftime but used a 16-7 run midway through the second half to cut the BC lead to one at 60-59.
IU had a season-low 10 turnovers in the game, the fewest in a game for the Hoosiers since Feb. 20, 2010.
For the fifth time in seven games, Indiana had more fast break points than its opponent (9-7).
Ten different IU players pulled down a rebound in the game and no one had more than five (Verdell Jones III).
Christian Watford led three IU players in double figures with 23 points. He was 7-of-12 from the field and also added a career-best three steals in 35 minutes. The 23 points are one shy of his career high that he set earlier this season against Florida Gulf Coast.
Verdell Jones III had a great all-around game for Indiana with 11 points, five rebounds and four assists in 25 minutes.
Maurice Creek had made 30 consecutive free throws entering the game against the Eagles, but missed his first attempt. He finished 3-of-5 in the game at the charity stripe. Creek finished with 15 points and three rebounds in 21 minutes.
Jordan Hulls had nine points, four assists and a pair of rebounds in 33 minutes.
Victor Oladipo had two points, two rebounds and two assists off the bench
Jeremiah Rivers dropped in two free throws, snatched two rebounds and had two assists in 20 minutes off the pine.
Freshman Will Sheehey was also steady off the bench with two points and two rebounds.
Derek Elston pitched in with four points and two rebounds
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