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

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Illinois vs. Indiana: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Illinois 64
(22-12, 6-7 away)
(3) Indiana 80
(27-5, 18-3 home)
Venue: United Center
12:00PM ET / 9:00AM PT, March 15, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Illinois 21 43 64
Indiana 35 45 80
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Illinois T Abrams 16 S McLaurin 7 D Richardson 2
Indiana C Zeller 24 V Oladipo 11 J Hulls 7

Indiana squared off with Illinois on Friday, Mar. 15 and won big against the Fighting Illini 80-64 in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament. The season series between the two teams is now tied at 1-1. The Hoosiers were led by Cody Zeller, who put up a game-high 24 points and nine rebounds. Victor Oladipo got a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Tracy Abrams got 16 points and four rebounds for the Fighting Illini. Illinois (22-12) finished the regular season seventh in the Big Ten with an 8-10 conference record. To get to the quarterfinals, Illinois overcame Minnesota (51-49).

Indiana Game Notes

  • IU beat the spread by 6.5 points. That makes the 14th time this season the Hoosiers have beaten the spread.
  • Indiana has won every game this season (7-0) when its field goal percentage has been 54.0 percent or better.
  • The Hoosiers have won every game this season (6-0) after recording six or more blocks.
  • Indiana has won 94 percent of the time this season (15-1) after committing 14 or fewer turnovers.
  • IU has won every game this season (4-0) when opponents record three or fewer steals.
  • IU has won every game this season (12-0) after holding an opponent to under 34.5 percent field goal percentage.
  • This season Indiana has won 91 percent of the time (21-2) when Victor Oladipo has 12 points or more, 90 percent of the time (9-1) when Christian Watford plays 30 minutes or more, and 80 percent of the time (4-1) when Kevin Ferrell has five field goals made or more.
  • The top two scorers (Cody Zeller and Christian Watford) accounted for 48.7 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller) accounted for 52.6 percent of the rebounds.
  • Cody Zeller has led the team in scoring in 18 out of 32 games this season.
  • Victor Oladipo has led the team in rebounding in 10 out of 32 games this season.
  • This marks the 16th 20-point game of Cody Zeller's career.
  • Cody Zeller has four straight double-digit point games.
  • Victor Oladipo recorded the fourth double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Victor Oladipo recorded a double-double. It was the third of his career.
  • Victor Oladipo had a career high with nine defensive rebounds.

Illinois Game Notes

  • The top two scorers (Tracy Abrams and Brandon Paul) accounted for 50.0 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Sam McLaurin and Nnanna Egwu) accounted for 42.3 percent of the rebounds.
  • Tracy Abrams has led the team in scoring five times in 34 games this season.
  • Brandon Paul has seven straight double-digit point games.
  • Tyler Griffey set a career high with a 100 percent field goal percentage.
Illini PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
BTracy Abrams321642003
B-Joseph Bertrand201010010
B-Brandon Paul341621003
C+Tyler Griffey26920001
C+D.J. Richardson34902000
C+Sam McLaurin16270003
CNnanna Egwu29241242
-Myke Henry8000100
IU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Cody Zeller342492224
AVictor Oladipo3112111103
AWill Sheehey171102100
B+C. Watford301560012
B+Jordan Hulls33137300
BKevin Ferrell311212222
BRemy Abell12532002
-J. Hollowell9000010
-H. Mosquera-Perea3000000

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