Indiana Defeats McGill For Third Win
Aug. 12, 2014
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MONTREAL - The Indiana men's basketball team posted a 96-69 victory over McGill University at Love Competition Hall in Montreal on Tuesday evening. The win improves the Hoosiers to 3-1 on their trip to Canada with one game remaining.
The final game of the trip will be against the University of Quebec at Montreal starting at 1 p.m. ET on Wednesday.
After jumping out to a 28-17 advantage after the first period, Indiana used a 34-12 run over the course of the second period to create the separation and cruise to the win. The Hoosiers defense held McGill to fewer than 20 points in three of the four periods in the game.
The Hoosiers shot 48 percent from the game, but started out hot in the first half, connecting on 56.4 percent (22-of-39). McGill shot just 38.7 percent from the floor for the game and hit just 7-of-28 attempts from behind the 3-point line.
Indiana also converted 15-of-16 at the free throw line while McGill was 4-of-9 at the charity stripe.
Freshman James Blackmon Jr. led the Hoosiers with 21 points - connecting on 8-of-13 from the floor - to go along with five rebounds and two steals. Sophomore Troy Williams tallied 18 points, nine rebounds, four assists and three steals in the win for IU.
Redshirt junior Nick Zeisloft chipped in with 15 points and six rebounds off the bench, including a 3-of-5 effort from 3-point range. Sophomore Stanford Robinson also made an impact off the bench, tallying 14 points, four rebounds and four assists in 21 minutes.
The fifth Hoosiers player to reach double figures was junior Kevin Yogi Ferrell, who finished with 11 points. Freshman Tim Priller made a pair of 3-point field goals on his way to eight points in the contest and sophomore Devin Davis totaled seven points (3-of-3 field goals), three rebounds and two assists. Freshman Max Hoetzel made both of his free throw attempts and also blocked a pair of shots in the game.
PLAYERS POSTGAME QUOTES
On how the team moved on from the win over Carleton:
On the play of Nick Zeisloft:
On the improvement of Devin Davis from last year to this year:
On the communication on the court this year:
On his success shooting the ball the last two games:
On how the team still learns from the games despite playing games on four straight days:
Besides playing the games, what has been the best part of the trip:
On his improved play with each game on the trip:
On what areas he need to improve upon:
On playing a number of minutes with the older players:
On the benefits of the trip for the guys that committed later:
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