Hoosiers Visit NC State for Big Ten/ACC Challenge Wednesday
Nov. 28, 2011
THE OPENING TIP
Including exhibition games, the Hoosiers played eight games in 26 days during the month of November to start the season. Following a pair of home games against Stetson and Kentucky, the Hoosiers will take on Notre Dame at Conseco Fieldhouse on Dec. 17, as part of the Close The Gap Crossroads Classic. Butler will play Purdue in the first game of the day.
The Hoosiers return 93.3 percent of their scoring with 2,078 of 2,226 points returning.
Mark Gottfried is in his 15th year as a head coach and his first at NC State. He has an overall record of 284-155 with stops at Alabama and Murray State prior to his arrival in Raleigh.
Indiana has shot 52.2 percent from the field, 43.3 percent from 3-point range and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The Hoosiers are fifth in the nation and lead the Big Ten in field goal shooting.
Indiana is averaging 23.8 points per game off of turnovers.
Freshman forward Cody Zeller has twice been named Big Ten Freshman of the Week. He leads the Hoosiers averaging 14.6 points and 7.6 rebounds. He is second in the Big Ten and among the best in the nation in field goal percentage, making 72.5 percent of his field goal attempts.
Sophomore guard Victor Oladipo is averaging 12.3 points and 5.5 rebounds and is shooting 55.3 percent from the floor. He had 10 points, seven rebounds and two steals in the win over Buter.
Sophomore Will Sheehey scored a career-high 21 points in the Hoosiers' win against Butler. He is averaging 13.3 points off the bench, which is the highest among Big Ten non-starters.
Senior guard Verdell Jones III is averaging 9.3 points per game. He is eighth in the league in assists at 4.0 per game.
Junior Jordan Hulls is averaging 9.7 points and has made 10-of-19 long distance shots and is shooting 41.6 percent from 3-point range during his career. Dating back to last year, he has made 47 straight free throws.
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