Dec. 8, 2012
Indiana Postgame Notes - Central Connecticut State
Dec. 8, 2012
Indiana defeated Central Connecticut State, 100-69, marking the second time this season that the Hoosiers have topped the century mark.
Improving to 9-0 on the year, it marks the second consecutive season the Hoosiers have started the season nine straight wins. It is just the second time since the 1989-90 season that Indiana has began a season unblemished through nine games.
The Hoosiers scored 53 points in the first half, their most prolific half of the season. IU has five halves with 50-or-more points this season.
Indiana shot 54.2 percent from the floor (39-of-72), marking the fifth time this season the Hoosiers have shot 50 percent or better.
The Hoosiers scored 56 points in the paint, the most this season and the best since scoring 58 against Iowa on January 29, 2012.
CCSU's Kyle Vinales entered the game as the nation's leading scorer, averaging 25.9 points per game. He was held to just seven points on 3-of-15 shooting.
Indiana had five players score in double figures for the fifth time this season.
The 20 assists for Indiana in the game marks the fourth time this season IU has had 20-or-more helpers in a game.
IU won the battle on the boards, as they have in every game this season, outrebounding CCSU, 53-31. The +22 rebounding margin ties the Sam Houston State game for the largest this season. Indiana hauled in 50 boards for the first time this season, and the first time since pulling down 53 at Purdue on February 4, 2012. Indiana has had 40-or-more rebounds in seven games this season.
Sophomore Cody Zeller recorded his second double-double of the season with 19 points and a career-high 19 rebounds. Zeller has seven double-doubles in his career, and has reached double figures in scoring 39 times. He added two assists and two blocks.
Senior Jordan Hulls
had 10 points and added five rebounds, four assists and a steal.
Hulls now ranks 40th on the school's all-time scoring list with 1,077 points, surpassing Rick Calloway on the list. He also now has 200 triples and is tied with Tom Coverdale for second on the school's all-time 3-point list. Hulls finished the game 2-of-4 from behind the arc, his ninth game this season with multiple triples and the 60th game in his career with two-or-more made 3-pointers.
Senior Christian Watford scored 21 points in 20 minutes, adding five boards, an assist and a steal. He has scored 10-plus in 78 career games. He moved his career point total to 1,399 and is now two points away from Jimmy Rayl for 20th on Indiana's career scoring list.
Junior Victor Oladipo finished with 15 points and nine rebounds. He tallied career-highs with five steals and three blocks, while also adding two assists. Oladipo has scored 10 or more 36 times in his career. This is his sixth game of the season with three-or-more steals.
Junior Will Sheehey scored 12 points and added six rebounds. He has scored 10-or-more points five times this season and 21 times in his career. He has led the Hoosiers in bench scoring in four straight games.
Since the start of his sophomore season, Sheehey has led the Hoosiers in bench scoring in 18-of-28 games played as a reserve. In 20 games coming off the bench in 2011-12, he led the bench in scoring 13 times, and has done so five times in eight games this season.
Freshman Kevin (Yogi) Ferrell added eight points and six assists with only one turnover and two steals.
Sophomore Remy Abell scored 10 points and added three assists and a steal in 12 minutes off the bench. He has four career games with 10-or-more points, with three coming this season.
Junior Maurice Creek scored five points and added two rebounds.
Freshman Jeremy Hollowell scored six points and added three boards and two assists.
Sophomore Remy Abell had four points and added three assists with zero turnovers, along with two rebounds.