Dec. 21, 2012
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Indiana Postgame Notes - Florida Atlantic
Dec. 21, 2012
Indiana held Florida Atlantic without a field goal from the 17:06 mark until the 10:07 mark in the first half, a stretch of 6:59 that coincided with a 20-2 IU run.
The Hoosiers shot 61.8 percent (21-of-34) from the field in the first half, marking the seventh time this season the Hoosiers have shot 60 percent or better in a half.
Indiana hit 26-of-27 (96.3 percent) foul shots in the game, marking the first time they've shot 90 percent or better from the charity stripe since January 27, 2011 vs. Illinois (11-of-11).
Indiana held FAU to 19-of-56 shooting (33.9 percent), the ninth time in 12 games this season that the Hoosiers have held the opposition to less than 40 percent from the floor.
The Hoosiers outrebounded the Owls 41-28 in the game. Indiana has won the battle of the boards in all but one game this season.
Sophomore Cody Zeller finished with a season-high 24 points in addition to six rebounds. Zeller scored in double figures for the 42nd time in his career and the 10th time this season. He now has 10 career 20-plus point games and three this season.
Entering the contest, Zeller was shooting 67.1 percent from the free throw stripe. He hit 12-of-13 (92.3 percent) in the game, and is 14-of-15 (93.3) on freebies in the last two games.
Junior Victor Oladipo scored 16 points, including 12 in the first half, and also added eight rebounds and a steal. He has scored 10 or more in 10 straight games and is shooting 71.0 percent (59-of-83) in those contests. Oladipo scored in double-figures for the 39th time in his career.
Senior Jordan Hulls scored 10 points and hauled in two boards. Hulls now has 1,103 career points to move up four spots on IU's career scoring list to 36th, surpassing Daryl Thomas (1,095), Bob Leonard (1,098), Joe Cooke (1,099) and Vernon Payne (1,101). Hulls finished 2-for-3 from behind the arc, marking the 11th game out of the 12 this season that he has hit multiple trifectas. He moved his career total to 204 made 3-pointers, which ranks second in program history. Hulls has scored 10 or more on 59 occasions in his career.
Senior Christian Watford scored 17 points and added two assists and two blocks against the Owls. He now has 1,441 career points and is tied for 17th on the all-time IU scoring list with Walt Bellamy. The junior surpassed Ray Tolbert (1,427) on the list. Watford scored 10 or more for the 80th time in his career and ninth time this season.
Freshman Hanner Mosquera-Perea pulled down 10 boards in 14 minutes, both career-highs. He also had career-highs with two blocks and an assist. It marks the third different Hoosier to tally double-digit rebounds this season, joining Cody Zeller vs. Bryant and Central Connecticut State; and Christian Watford vs. Georgetown, Ball State and Bryant.
Freshman Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell scored four points and added five assists. He also added a steal and five rebounds.
Junior Will Sheehey contributed nine points off the bench to lead the Hoosier reserves. It is the seventh consecutive game that Sheehey has led IU in bench scoring. He added two steals and three rebounds.
Senior Derek Elston added three rebounds in 10 minutes.
Redshirt sophomore Raphael Smith made a bucket and a board in a career-high three minutes of action. He also stepped into the lane to take a charge late in the game, helping to close out the final 4:09 of the game without the Owls scoring from the field.
Freshman Peter Jurkin made his career debut, playing four minutes.