Indiana vs. Western Illinois Postgame Notes
Dec. 6, 2006
Indiana defeated Western Illinois by 52 points, its largest margin of victory of the season. It is Indiana's biggest victory since Dec. 27, 1998, a 102-46 victory over Drake.
Up 18-16 with 10:22 remaining in the first half, Indiana went on a 23-5 run to close out the half and take a 41-21 lead at halftime. Lance Stemler had 11 points in the run.
Indiana hit 13 baskets from beyond the arc, its most this season.
Indiana had just one turnover in the first half, and only three in the game. Its previous low this season was 15 turnovers vs. Duke. The last time that Indiana committed fewer than five turnovers was March 14, 2003, against Michigan, a 63-56 Hoosier win where Indiana had four turnovers. It is its lowest turnover total since the 1992-93 season.
The Hoosiers held the Leathernecks to 0-for-10 from the floor for the final 6:14 of the first half.
Indiana has outrebounded its opponents in its last seven games. The last time a Hoosier team outrebounded its opponent in seven straight games was Dec. 7-28, 1994.
Senior guard Rod Wilmont had his first career double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds. The 10 rebounds ties his career-high, set in his last game against Charlotte on Dec. 2. It is also his second straight game in double figures in rebounding.
Indiana held Western Illinois to just 40 points, which is the lowest point total for an opponent this season. The 40 points is the lowest total in a game since Dec. 2, 1978, when the Hoosiers defeated Morehead State 80-37. The Leathernecks had just 19 points in the second half, which is also a season-low for the Hoosiers.
For the second straight game, the opponent bench was held to single digits. The Indiana bench outscored the Western Illinois bench 47-9.
Indiana held Western Illinois to 29 percent from the floor, which is a season-best for the Hoosiers.
All 13 Hoosiers who saw action tallied at least one rebound in the game. This is just the second time this year that all 13 players on the roster have seen action. The entire bench played vs. Chicago State.
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