Dec. 19, 2012
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Mount St. Mary's at Indiana - Postgame Notes
Dec. 19, 2012
The Hoosiers shot 70.6 percent (36-of-51) from the floor in the game, marking the fifth time an IU team has shot 70 percent or better from the floor in a game in program history.
It is the fourth-best single-game shooting percentage by the Hoosiers all-time and the best since shooting 71.1 percent (27-of-48) against Michigan State in 1989.
It is the third-best shooting percentage in a game in the country this season against a Division I opponent, behind Pittsburgh, who shot 70.8 percent against the Mount St. Mary's on November 9.
Indiana shot 72 percent (18-of-25) from the floor in the first half, eclipsing 70 percent in a half for the first time since shooting .704 (19-of-27) in the second half against Stony Brook on November 11, 2011.
The percentage is the best in a half in the Tom Crean era, and is the best total since shooting .722 in the second half against Kent State in the NCAA Tournament on March 23, 2002.
The Hoosiers outrebounded Mount St. Mary's, 41-18, in the game for a plus-23 rebounding margin, which is the best this season for IU. Indiana has won the battle of the boards in all but one game this season. The Mountaineers' 18 boards are the least by an IU opponent this season. Coming into the game, the Hoosiers ranked fifth nationally with a plus-12.2 rebounding differential.
The Hoosiers got nine offensive boards in the game on only 15 missed field goals, and converted those second chances into 14 points.
The Hoosiers held Mount St. Mary's without a point from the 3:32 mark in the first half until the 15:52 mark of the second half, a stretch of 7:40 that coincided with a 20-0 IU run.
Five players scored in double-figures for the seventh game this season.
Junior Victor Oladipo led Indiana with 14 points and also added five assists and three steals. He has three-or-more steals in eight out of 11 games this season. He has scored 10 or more in nine straight games and is shooting 70.6 percent (53-of-75) in those contests. Oladipo scored in double-figures for the 38th time in his career.
Senior Jordan Hulls scored eight points, hitting all three of his field goal attempts, and dished out five assists. Hulls now has 1,093 career points to remain in 40th place on the career scoring list at IU. Hulls finished 2-for-2 from behind the arc, marking the 10th game out of the 11 this season that he has hit multiple trifectas. He moved his career total to 202 made 3-pointers, taking sole possession of second on the all-time IU list.
Senior Christian Watford scored 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds against the Mountaineers. He now has 1,424 career points and is now within three points of Ray Tolbert for 18th on the all-time IU scoring list. Watford also added two assists and a block. Watford scored 10 or more for the 79th time in his career and eight times this season.
Freshman Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell scored eight points and dished out a career-high nine assists. He also added a steal and four rebounds.
Sophomore Cody Zeller was 7-of-9 from the floor and finished with 16 points in addition to six rebounds. Zeller scored in double figures for the 41st time in his career and nine times this season.
Junior Will Sheehey contributed 16 points off the bench to lead the Hoosiers reserves. It is the sixth consecutive game that Sheehey has led IU in bench scoring. He added two steals and four rebounds. Sheehey scored 10 or more for the 24th time in his career and eight times this season.
Sophomore Remy Abell dropped in 12 points to go with six boards and four assists in 22 minutes. Abell now has five games with 10 or more in his career and four this season.
Senior Derek Elston made his season debut, playing nine minutes and adding two points, two rebounds and a block.
Junior Jeff Howard played a career-high seven minutes and added a rebound and his fourth career block.
Freshman Hanner Mosquera-Perea played a career-high 10 minutes, adding a rebound and a steal.