Hoosiers Take On Temple In Third Round of NCAA Tournament
March 23, 2013
NOTING THE WIN OVER JAMES MADISON
Indiana head coach Tom Crean moves to 3-1 in the NCAA Tournament as the head coach at Indiana. In seven career appearances in the NCAA Tournament, including 2013, Crean is 8-6.
The No. 1 seeded Hoosiers won their second round game of the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season and will face No. 9 seed Temple on Sunday. Temple leads the all-time series against the Hoosiers, 5-4, with the last meeting coming in 2003. The teams did play in the 1994 NCAA Tournament with IU winning, 67-58, in Landover, Md.
Since 2002, IU is 6-1 in their first NCAA Tournament game.
For the second straight year, the Hoosiers have defeated a team from the CAA in the NCAA Tournament (VCU in 2012).
The Hoosiers shot 52.7 percent from the field against James Madison, the fourth-straight time IU has shot 50 percent or better in an NCAA Tournament game. IU shot 59.3 percent vs. New Mexico State last year, 52.2 vs. VCU last year and 52.2 vs. Kentucky last year.
Indiana scored 43 points in the first half and 40 points in the second half, giving them six 40-plus point halves in the last eight halves they have played in the NCAA Tournament.
IU improved to 3-1 at UD Arena in the NCAA Tournament
The Hoosiers are 63-31 all-time in NCAA Tournament play, which ranks seventh all-time in wins.
Indiana got 26 points off the bench against James Madison, the most bench points in the NCAA Tournament over the last two years.
With 12 offensive rebounds, the Hoosiers reached double figures in that column for the 28th time this season
Indiana is 28-2 in non-conference games over the past two seasons, the second-best record among all NCAA schools (Syracuse, 29-2)
During the last two years, the Hoosiers lead the nation by scoring 85.7 points per game in non-conference action
James Madison was 2-of-4 from the free throw line, the fewest attempted by an IU opponent since Northwestern went 2-of-3 on March 5, 2005. In NCAA Tournament play, that last time Indiana held an opponent to four free throws was March 17, 1973 (Kentucky, 3-of-4).
The 21-point margin of victory is the 16th win of the year by at least 20 points for Indiana
It is the 10th win all-time for the Hoosiers as a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament (10-1)
The Hoosiers improve to 28-6 on the year, with the 28 wins ranks sixth in school history and is four off the program best 32 wins in 1975-76.
For the 19th time this season, the Hoosiers reached the 80-point plateau
Indiana jumped out to a 9-0 lead (all by Ferrell) over the first 3:18 of the game and never looked back.
Senior Jordan Hulls played in his 133rd career game with the Hoosiers, tying the school record for most games played (Randy Wittman and Jeff Newton).
Freshman Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell led IU in points (16), rebounds (8) and assists (6), the first time a player has done that for IU since Cody Zeller did it against North Carolina Central on Feb. 22, 2012. The eight rebounds matches a season-best for Ferrell while the six assists give him 143 on the year - still the second-most by an IU freshman.
Junior Will Sheehey logged 15 points off the bench on 7-of-14 shooting from the floor. He also tacked on two assists and one steal in 24 mintues.
Junior Victor Oladipo scored 11 points, snatched six boards and dished out three assists in the win. He now has 1,085 career points to remain in 42nd place on the IU career scoring list.
Cody Zeller was 4-of-5 from the floor for 11 points, improving his career total to 1,132 points to remain in 36th place on the IU career scoring list.
Oladipo also had one steal against the Dukes, giving him 75 for the season and setting a new IU single-season record.
Senior Christian Watford had nine points and five rebounds to with one assist, one block and one steal. He now has 1,708 career points to move into 10th place on the career scoring list at Indiana.
In reaching the 1,700 point mark, he is the only active Big Ten player to achieve this mark.
Freshman Yogi Ferrell was 6-of-6 from the field in the first half and also finished with six assists, the 15th game this season where he has surpassed five dimes.
Sophomore Remy Abell posted seven points in 16 minutes off the bench
Senior Derek Elston played eight minutes and was credited with one rebound and one blocked shot.
Freshman Hanner Mosquera-Perea chipped in with three points and three rebounds in four minutes off the bench
Freshman Jeremy Hollowell played 10 minutes and scored one points to go with four boards.
Redshirt Junior Maurice Creek played four minutes and had one rebound
Junior Jeff Howard played the final two minutes
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