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

Illinois earned an upset victory over No. 1 Indiana 74-72 in conference action on Thursday, February 7th. Indiana was up 41-29 at the half, but blew the lead in the second half and allowed Illinois to come back for the victory. The Fighting Illini move to 3-4 versus AP-Ranked teams this season with the win. D.J. Richardson had a big game for the Fighting Illini and put up a game-high 23 points on 53% shooting in 36 minutes. Brandon Paul had 21 points and added three assists. For the Hoosiers, Cody Zeller finished with a team-high 14 points and nine rebounds. Illinois (16-8, 3-7 Big Ten) gets 18th-ranked Minnesota (17-5, 5-4 Big Ten) on the road on Sunday, February 10th.

Illinois Game Notes

  • Illinois started 16-8 during the 2011, 2010, 2009, and 2006 seasons (since 1996).
  • Illini beat the spread by 9 points. That makes the 9th time this season the Fighting Illini have beaten the spread.
  • The Fighting Illini have won 4 close games this season (a win by 5 or fewer points). Since 2007, Illinois is 28-33 in close games.
  • Prior to this game, Illini played 53 Top 25 opponents in the last 5 seasons with a record of 16-37.
  • The Fighting Illini have won 92% of the time this season (11-1) after recording 74 or more total points.
  • Illinois has won 92% of the time this season (11-1) when its field goal percentage has been 44.8% or better.
  • This season Illinois has won 80% of the time (4-1) when Tyler Griffey has 14 points or more, 71% of the time (10-4) when Brandon Paul plays 33 minutes or more, and 100% of the time (4-0) when D.J. Richardson has 4 three-pointers or more.
  • Illinois has been outshot by their opponents in three-point percentage for the past 4 games.
  • This is the 2nd win of the season where the Fighting Illini came back after being down at halftime.
  • This is the 13th game at home this season--Illini has a 4.6 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • 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 in 4 out of 24 games this season.
  • Tyler Griffey has led the team in rebounding in 4 out of 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 had a career high with a 100% field goal percentage.
  • This was the 7th foul out of the season for Nnanna Egwu.

Indiana Game Notes

  • The Hoosiers have lost 3 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, Indiana is 22-24 in close games.
  • 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.
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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