No. 2/2 Indiana Takes on Wisconsin Tuesday
Jan. 14, 2013
THE OPENING TIP
Indiana was also picked by the Big Ten media to win the conference championship. The Hoosiers, who have won 20 Big Ten titles, including 11 outright, have the best winning percentage in league game history winning 59.5 percent of its conference tilts (822-558).
Bo Ryan is in his 12th year at Wisconsin and has a 280-105 record with the Badgers. Overall, it is his 29th season as a head coach with stops at Milwaukee and Wisconsin-Platteville. His overall record is 663-208.
THE STARTING FIVE
Indiana leads the nation in scoring (87.1), scoring differential (26.6), free throws made (333) and are second in free throws attempted (451). IU also leads the Big Ten in field goal percentage (51.1, 4th nationally), free throw percentage (73.8), 3-point field goal percentage (41.9, 6th nationally) and assists (17.1).
The Hoosiers are the only team in the Big Ten with five players averaging 11 points or better per game (Zeller, 16.6; Oladipo, 13.8; Watford, 12.9; Hulls, 11.6; Sheehey, 11.4).
Junior Victor Oladipo leads the country in effective field goal percentage at 73.0 percent and is third in the nation in overall field goal percentage at 68.3 percent. Sophomore Cody Zeller is sixth in the country at 63.4 percent and senior Jordan Hulls is the nation's top 3-point shooter at 52.5 percent.
The Hoosiers are one of the most improved teams in the country defensively ranking sixth in the nation in field goal percentrage defense with a Big Ten best (36.4 percent) and third in the country in rebound margin (+11.1). After two weeks of Big Ten play, the Hoosiers lead in conference games only holding their three opponents to 36.5 percent shooting.
ZELLER NAMED B1G CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Since Zeller put on the Cream and Crimson, Indiana is 42-10 for an .808 winning percentage and the Hoosiers lead all Big Six Conference school's in field goal percentage (49.8 percent), 3-point field goal percentage (42.7 percent) and free throw percentage (75.5 percent). He had 18 points, six rebounds, four blocks and two steals against Minnesota. He leads the Big Ten in free throws made per game (5.3) and attempted (7.4). He is fourth in scoring (16.6), second in rebounds (7.8) and in field goal percentage (63.4 percent).
In 40 minute stats, Zeller leads the Big Ten in points/assists/rebounds per game at 36.9. He has also been named to the John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 and was a consensus Preseason National Player of the Year pick.
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