Indiana Hoosiers Look Impressive in Blowout Against North Carolina

Tyler BrookeSenior Analyst IINovember 28, 2012

BLOOMINGTON, IN - NOVEMBER 27:  Victor Oladipo #4 of the Indiana Hoosiers dribbles the ball around Reggie Bullock #35 of the North Carolina Tar Heels at Assembly Hall on November 27, 2012 in Bloomington, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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The Indiana Hoosiers came into Tuesday's game against the North Carolina Tar Heels well prepared. While many analysts and commentators thought that this would be a tight game, it wasn't even close.

The Hoosiers won by a score of 83-59. Head coach Tom Crean and his team could do no wrong, going up by nine at halftime and pulling away on a 13-0 run to start the second half.

The team played great on defense, allowing the Tar Heels to only shoot 37.7 percent from the field. Along with this poor field goal percentage, North Carolina was only able to make one three-pointer out of the eight that they took.

Jordan Hulls had yet another big game. He had 13 points on the night, going 3-of-5 from behind the arc. His dominance from the three-point line has been impressive this year, as he is shooting a stunning 55 percent.

Hulls also had seven rebounds, and an even more notable eight assists. Hulls was doing a good job of driving to the basket and passing it out at the last second to give others some wide open shots.

Victor Oladipo played great as well. He had 19 points for the night on 8-of-13 shooting. His ability to drive to the basket was a big factor in the game. He also added four rebounds and a block. His athleticism has continued to shine this year, and he has become an even more valuable asset to this team.

Will Sheehey had yet another big performance. At this point of the year, it seems that no one is surprised anymore about these performances.

Sheehey scored 19 points as well, making three big three-pointers in the game. He was a big reason the crowd continued to be fired up, as he let everyone know his level of excitement after each big shot. Sheehey is playing some incredible basketball off of the bench, and is making his case to potentially start over Christian Watford.

The biggest performance of the night had to go to Cody Zeller. After some believed that he struggled in the games against Georgia and Georgetown, he came out Tuesday night and proved to everyone that they were wrong.  

Zeller went for 20 points, eight rebounds and a very impressive four blocks. The Tar Heels seemed to struggled containing Zeller during the transition, and he was able to get some big shots out of it. His performance has quieted the critics, and he is continuing his chase to win the Player of the Year award.

All in all, the Hoosiers just dominated the Tar Heels on almost every level. They were able to hold them on defense, and were burning them on offense. The contributions of several key players helped this game turn from a win to a blowout. If they can continue this dominance, they might be looking at hanging another banner up in Assembly Hall.