Indiana vs. Illinois: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Indiana vs. Illinois: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
(1) Indiana 72
(20-3, 6-1 away)
Illinois 74
(16-8, 12-5 home)
Venue: Assembly Hall (IL)
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 07, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Indiana 41 31 72
Illinois 29 45 74
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Indiana C Zeller 14 C Zeller 9 V Oladipo 5
Illinois D Richardson 23 T Griffey 8 T Abrams 3

No. 1 Indiana faced off with Illinois on Thursday, February 7th and was stunned by the Fighting Illini 74-72 in conference play. Illinois was down 41-29 at the half, but came out strong in the second half to get the comeback victory. The Hoosiers got a good effort from Cody Zeller, who got a team-high 14 points and nine rebounds. Victor Oladipo had nine points and added five assists. For the Fighting Illini, D.J. Richardson got a game-high 23 points on 53% shooting. The next game will be on Sunday, February 10th when Indiana (20-3, 8-2 Big Ten) travels to 10th-ranked Ohio State (17-5, 7-3 Big Ten).

Indiana Game Notes

  • The last time IU started the season 20-3 was 2007.
  • The Hoosiers have been unlucky 3 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, Indiana is 22-24 in close games.
  • When the opposition shoots a field goal percentage of 44.8% or better this season, Indiana has lost 75% of the time (1-3).
  • IU set a season low for rebounds (30).
  • The Hoosiers have outshot their opponents in field goal percentage for the past 6 games.
  • This is the 3rd loss of the season where the Hoosiers opponent came back to win after being down at halftime.
  • The top two rebounders (Cody Zeller and Christian Watford) accounted for 56.6% of the rebounds.
  • Cody Zeller has led the team in scoring 13 times and in rebounding 11 times in 23 games this season.
  • Cody Zeller has 3 straight double-digit point games.
  • Christian Watford has 13 straight double-digit point games.
  • Jordan Hulls has 4 straight double-digit point games.

Illinois Game Notes

  • D.J. Richardson accounted for 31.0% of the team's points.
  • Tyler Griffey accounted for 30.7% of the team's rebounds.
  • The bench recorded more rebounds (11) than the starters (10).
  • D.J. Richardson has led the team in scoring 4 times in 24 games this season.
  • Tyler Griffey has led the team in rebounding 4 times in 24 games this season.
  • This marks the 5th 20-point game of D.J. Richardson's career.
  • D.J. Richardson has 5 straight double-digit point games.
  • This marks the 22nd 20-point game of Brandon Paul's career.
  • Brandon Paul has 6 straight double-digit point games.
  • Sam McLaurin set a career high with a 100% field goal percentage.
  • This was the 7th foul out of the season for Nnanna Egwu.
IU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ACody Zeller331492101
B+Victor Oladipo31945021
BWill Sheehey241321100
BJ. Hollowell9602000
B-C. Watford301280116
B-Jordan Hulls291131102
CKevin Ferrell32714103
-Derek Elston4000000
-H. Mosquera-Perea3010010
-Maurice Creek3001000
Illini PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+D.J. Richardson362311310
ABrandon Paul332123214
ATyler Griffey311481001
B-Sam McLaurin28512000
B-Nnanna Egwu19450112
CJoseph Bertrand27730101
D+Tracy Abrams24013001

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