Postgame Notes - #2 Ohio State at Indiana
Dec. 31, 2010
Indiana-Ohio State Postgame Notes Dec. 31, 2010
Indiana is now 9-2 at Assembly Hall this season and leads the all-time series against Ohio State, 101-76.
Ohio State entered this evening's game ranked No. 2 in the country in both national polls. The last time the Hoosiers faced a team ranked No. 2 they defeated Wisconsin, 71-66, in Assembly Hall on Jan. 31, 2007.
IU played on New Year's Eve for the second straight season. Last year, the Hoosiers dropped Michigan, 71-65, in Bloomington.
Indiana finished the game shooting 50.0 percent (25-of-50) from the floor, the ninth time this season it has reached the mark. The Hoosiers also shot 57.1 percent (12-of-21) in the opening half, the 10th time this year they have reached 55.0 percent in a half.
The Hoosiers hit nine three-pointers for the second straight game, the fifth time this season they have hit at least nine treys.
After turning the ball over 10 times in the first half, the Hoosiers cut that total down to four in the second 20 minutes.
Indiana did not allow an OSU field goal in the final 8:06.
The Hoosiers held an 18-14 edge in the paint, an 18-11 advantage in points off turnovers and a 6-0 edge in fastbreak points.
Oladipo was in the starting lineup for the second time in his career. He is the only freshman to start for the Hoosiers this season.
Hulls played a season-high 36 minutes and scored in double digits for the third consecutive game, the eighth time this year and the 14th time in his career. He scored 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting with three assists and one rebound.
Watford led the Hoosiers with 17 points, hitting 5-of-10 from the floor, 3-of-5 from downtown and 4-of-4 from the foul line. He has reached double digits in 14 of the team's 15 games this season and 36 times in his career. Watford added three rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal in 31 minutes.
Oladipo reached 14 points for the third straight game (16, 14, 14) and scored in double figures for the fifth time this season. He scored 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting with six rebounds and two assists in 25 minutes.
Jones scored nine points and has now scored 957 points in his career. He needs 43 points to become the 42nd player in IU history to reach 1,000 career points. Jones also recorded four assists and three rebounds in 32 minutes. Jeremiah Rivers had three points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals in 21 minutes of action.
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