Postgame Notes - Colorado vs. Indiana
Dec. 23, 2010
Following loses to Northern Iowa and Colroad, IU finished 2-2 in the IBN Las Vegas Classic. Indiana now owns a 159-42 record in regular season tournament events. Among their numerous titles, the Hoosiers captured the 2002 EA Sports Maui Invitational and 1992 and 1996 Preseason NIT titles. Indiana also won the 1975 Rainbow Classic, 1976 Sugar Bowl Tournament and 1977 Gator Bowl Classic. Their last championship game appearance came in 2007 at the Chicago Invitational Challenge.
With its 18 offensive rebounds, Indiana reached double figures for the third consecutive game. It marked the 49th time under Head Coach Tom Crean IU has reached double figures in offensive boards and it's the ninth time in 13 games so far this season.
IU turned the 18 offensive boards into 19 second chance points. The Hoosiers also turned 15 CU turnovers into 20 points while the Buffs scored just 10 points of the 12 Indiana turnovers.
The Indiana bench outscored the Colorado bench by a 25-18 margin. It is the 10th time in 13 games the IU bench has outscored the opponent. Also, the 16 points off the bench by Oladipo are the most by an IU bench player this season.
Colorado went up by 19 points (55-36) on a pair of made free throws with 11:50 left in the second half. But Indiana embarked on a 30-14 run to cut the lead to 69-66 with 1:33 remaining.
Colorado is just the fourth team to outscore the Hoosiers in the paint this season (36-30).
The Hoosiers 18 rebounds on the offensive glass outnumbered their 14 on the defensive glass, the second time this season that IU done that. The other time was when they had 14 offensive and 13 defensive at Boston College.
Jordan Hulls led Indiana with 17 points on 5-of-9 shooting and 3-of-7 from behind the arc.
Freshman Victor Oladipo was dynamic off the bench for IU, scoring a season-high 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting. He matched his season-high with seven rebounds and 21 minutes played.
Oladipo's five offensive boards match the season-high by a Hoosier, equaling Tom Pritchard's handful against Florida Gulf Coast in the season opener.
Sophomore Christian Watford made just three field goals but was a load in the post and went to the free throw line 11 times and converted eight on his way to 14 points and four rebounds.
Junior Verdell Jones III had eight points and handed out a team-best four assists in the losing effort.
Matt Roth hit one of his two 3-point attempts in nine minutes of action.
Redshirt senior Jeremiah Rivers had two points and three rebounds in 18 minutes off the bench.
Sophomore Bobby Capobianco pulled down three rebounds in just four minutes of playing time.
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