Postgame Notes - Coppin State at Indiana
Dec. 1, 2012
Postgame Notes - Coppin State at Indiana
With an 87-51 win, the Hoosiers move to 2-0 all time against the Coppin State Eagles. In the two meetings, Indiana has outscored them 160-97.
Improving to 8-0 on the year, it marks the second consecutive season the Hoosiers have started the season with that mark. It is just the second time since the 2002-03 season that Indiana has began a season unblemished through eight games.
Indiana started the game 0-of-9 from the field, leading to a 9-2 Coppin State lead, the largest deficit of the season for the Hoosiers. IU's first field goal came at the 14:27 mark in the first half on a Christian Watford layup, sparking a 17-4 Indiana run.
After the 0-of-9 start, IU finished the first half 10-of-17 (58.8 percent) and the game 31-of-51 (60.7 percent) from the field
The Hoosiers shot 21-of-34 (61.8 percent) from the floor in the second half, which is the second-best single half shooting percentage on the year. Indiana has shot 60 percent or better in a half three times this season.
Indiana held CSU scoreless over the last 5:11 of the first half.
IU held Coppin State to just 19 first-half points, matching the lowest single-half output from an IU opponent this season (Ball State).
The Hoosiers scored 51 points in the second half. IU has four halves with 50 or more points this season.
Indiana picked the Eagles' pockets 11 times. The Hoosiers have had double-digit steals three times this season.
The 21 assists for Indiana in the game marks the third time this season IU has surpassed 20 helpers in a game.
The Hoosiers committed 0 turnovers in the final 10:32 of the first half. IU committed just one turnover over a stretch of 17:37, from the 10:32 mark in the first to the 12:55 mark of the second.
The Indiana bench scored 42 points, marking the fourth time the reserves have scored 40 or more this season.
IU won the battle on the boards, as they have in every game this season, outrebounding CSU 39-29.
The Hoosiers had 21 points off 17 CSU turnovers. IU has forced 15 or more turnovers six times this season.
Indiana scored 20 fast break points, compared to just 8 for CSU. The 20 points on the break are a season high and the most since scoring 20 at NC State on Nov. 30, 2011.
IU got 17 points off of the offensive glass compared to nine for the Eagles. The Hoosiers scored 38 points in the paint, while CSU had 22.
Junior Victor Oladipo tied for a game-high with 14 points and added six rebounds, six assists, three steals and a block. He has scored 10 or more in six straight games and 35 times in his career. He has had three or more steals in five games this season. The six assists matches his career high vs. VCU in the NCAA tournament last season.
Junior Will Sheehey also had 14 points to go with six 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. He has led the Hoosiers in bench scoring in four straight games.
Since the start of his sophomore season, Sheehey has led the Hoosiers in bench scoring in 17 of 27 games played as a reserve. In 20 games coming off the bench in 2011-12, he led the bench in scoring 13 times, and has done so four times in seven games this season.
Sophomore Remy Abell scored 10 points and added three assists and a steal in 12 minutes off the bench. He has four career games with 10 or more points, with three coming this season.
Senior Christian Watford scored 10 points and added seven points and two steals. He has scored 10+ in 77 career games. He moved his career point total to 1,378 and is now 23 points away from Jimmy Rayl in 20th on Indiana's career scoring list.
Sophomore Cody Zeller scored nine points and added seven rebounds and a steal.
Junior Maurice Creek scored five points and added two rebounds, two steals and an assist in 14 minutes.
Senior Jordan Hulls had six points and added a rebound, an assist and a steal.
Hulls ranks 41st on the school's all-time scoring list with 1,067 points, and is now within six points of Rick Calloway for 40th on the list. He also is third on the school's all-time 3-point list with 198 triples and is two away from Tom Coverdale for second on the list.
Freshman Yogi Ferrell added six points, three assists and a rebound.
Freshman Jeremy Hollowell scored seven points and hauled in three rebounds to go with an assist and a steal.
Junior Jeff Howard scored a career-high four points in two minutes of action.
Sophomore Austin Etherington had two points, four rebounds and two assists in eight minutes.
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