Men's Basketball

    Postgame Notes - Penn State at Indiana

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    Dec. 27, 2010

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    Indiana Postgame Notes
    Dec. 27, 2010

    • Indiana is now 9-1 at Assembly Hall this season and leads the all-time series against Penn State, 28-8.

    • With its 10 offensive rebounds, Indiana reached double figures for the fourth consecutive game. It marked the 50th time under Head Coach Tom Crean IU has reached double figures in offensive boards and it's the 10th time in 14 games so far this season.

    • The Hoosiers hit nine three-pointers, their fourth-best total of the season. They shot 45.0 percent from deep, the eighth time in 14 games they have reached 40.0 percent.

    • Indiana turned the ball over just nine times, its second-lowest total of the year.

    • IU trailed 34-25 at halftime and went on a 23-12 run in the first 11:15 of the second half to take a 48-47 advantage, its final lead of the game.

    • For the first time this season, the Hoosiers started guards Verdell Jones III, Jordan Hulls and Victor Oladipo along with forwards Christian Watford and Derek Elston.

    • Oladipo was in the starting lineup for the first time in his career. He is the first freshman to start for the Hoosiers this season.

    • Oladipo shot 5-of-9 from the floor, including 2-of-3 from beyond the arc, and scored 14 points. It marked his fourth double-figure game this season and his second straight (career-high 16 points vs. Colorado). Oladipo also had four rebounds, three steals and two assists in a career-high 27 minutes.

    • Jones scored 15 points and has now scored 933 points in his career. He needs 67 points to become the 42nd player in IU history to reach 1,000 career points. It is the seventh time he has recorded double digits this season and his team-leading 46th time in his career. He came into the game averaging 15.3 points per game in four career games against the Nittany Lions.

    • Jones hit all three of his three-point shots and dished out three assists in a season-high 34 minutes. He came into the game with just four three-pointers in his first 12 games.

    • Hulls was the third Hoosier in double figures, adding 13 points in 34 minutes. He has scored 10-plus points 13 times in his career and seven times this year. Hulls hit 5-of-8 overall and 3-of-4 from downtown with four assists and four rebounds.

    Maurice Creek led all scorers off the bench with six points to go along with one assist and one rebound, while Jeremiah Rivers had four points, four rebounds, two steals and two assists in 24 minutes.

    • Watford and Elston both played 25 minutes with Watford scoring three points and pulling down four boards. Elston had two points and three rebounds.

    Matt Roth hit a three-pointer and grabbed two boards, while Tom Pritchard had two rebounds and one assist.




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