Aug. 11, 2014
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OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada - The Indiana Men's Basketball team improved to 2-1 on their trip to Canada after a 95-85 victory over reigning Canadian national champion Carleton University. The Hoosiers had five players reach double figures in the scoring column, led by Kevin Yogi Ferrell's 21 points.
Indiana shot 60.8 percent from the floor for the game, including 63.3 percent (19-30) in the first half. Carleton connected at just a 38.5 percent (15-39) in the first half and finished at 43.1 percent for the game from the floor.
James Blackmon Jr. tallied 19 points in 28 minutes while Nick Zeisloft went 4-of-5 from behind the 3-point line on his way to 14 points. Zeisloft conneted on a clutch 3-point field goal late in the fourth quarter to stifle at Carleton run.
Devin Davis finished with 13 points and six rebounds while Robert Johnson chipped in with 12 points off the bench in 20 minutes. Stanford Robinson dropped in nine points and Troy Williams played a strong all-around game with five points, six rebounds, four assists and one blocked shot.
The Hoosiers will return to action on Tuesday when they return to Montreal to take on McGill University at 7 p.m. ET. A live audio stream of the game against McGill can be found RIGHT HERE.
POSTGAME PLAYER QUOTES
On closing out the game late in the fourth quarter:
"We were definitely locked in on the defensive and offensive end tonight. We played together throughout all aspects of the game and all of our teammates got each other involved. These guys are great at making the extra pass to me and it's nice having guys that can find me as well."
On his comfort level with the team:
"I would say I'm pretty comfortable. I've been watching all of the practices since I came in. Ever since I got on campus, it has been a lot of getting used to everybody. It has been a good month now and we are getting more comfortable with each other."
>On whether the 3-pointer from the corner is "his shot":
"No, behind the line is my shot (laughs). But not necessarily just that corner three."
Kevin Yogi Ferrell
On the biggest takeway from the game:
"What we can take away from this is that this is a player-driven game. Down the stretch, everyone in that huddle was talking to each other. We didn't want to lose this game. We were telling each other that we have a 2-hour drive (back to Montreal) so we didn't want to lose and have a sad bus ride going back to the hotel. To play against such a great team like Carleton will definitely help us in the long run and when we get in the Big Ten."
On the importance of making plays down the stretch:
"This win was definitely big for us. In the fourth quarter, when Carleton made their run, a lot of our guys heads did not hang down. I think that was the biggest part for us. Teams are going to make runs because teams are good. So if we just keep our heads up high and do the same things that we do day-in and day-out, we know that we can come out with a win."
On having great shooters to pass to:
"I love it. It reminds me of high school at Park Tudor when I had a bunch of shooters. So I know if I drive in and they take me away, they are going to be open. But if they take the shooters away, I have the lane. It is definitely fun for a point guard like me because I can find anyone on the court."
On finishing the game 6-of-6 from the field:
"One thing Coach Crean preached to us was being consistent and being tough the whole game and that's what I tried to do and help the team as best I could."
On playing hard while also scoring and rebounding:
"I think I need to maintain it throughout the whole game, regardless if I am in the game or on the bench. I feel like I have to bring a level of energy to my teammates and myself that gets us going on the runs that we need."
On the impact of putting on some muscle in the offeseason:
"I think that helps me a lot to be able to guard the post. Coach (Je'Ney Jackson) has done a good job of keeping me conditioned so I can still switch onto some guards and versatile to guard both of them."
On his mindset entering the season:
"With the team that we have, you can feel that we are more together and we are tougher. We all have a great mindset."