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IU Overcomes Slow Start to Defeat Georgia, 66-53

November 19th, 2012 at 7:59 PM
By Evan Reller

The No. 1 ranked Hoosiers had their first challenged of the season. IU rallied in the second half to defeat Georgia 66-53. 

IU was down 30-29 at halftime and had three starters in foul trouble. Cody Zeller, Jordan Hulls, and Victor Oladipo all had to sit for extended amounts of time due to early foul troubles. 

Hulls keyed a big run for the Hoosiers mid way through the second half with back-to-back three's with a charge taken in between the shots. 

Hulls finished the game with 14 points, five assists, and four rebounds. 

Oladipo led the team tonight with 15 points and seven rebounds. Christian Watford was nonexistent through the first half but managed to score 14 points. Watford connected on just 4-of-10 shots. 

Zeller didn't have much of an impact all night. He finished with just six points. While Georgia did a good job denying him the ball and double teaming him, he rarely tried to create his own shot and was always looking to pass the ball. 

IU ended the night shooting 44 percent and held Georgia to 34 percent shooting. IU hit only 32 percent in the first half, but hit a blistering 58 percent in the second. 

The big news of the night is that the NCAA hearing for Peter Jurkin and Hanner Mosquera-Perea will be held tomorrow morning which means that the two could be eligible to play that evening. This would be huge for IU's depth, as Jurkin is another seven-footer and Perea is an athletic monster. 

Even if the two are allowed to play, and they should be, they might not get all that many minutes since they haven't played in any games yet this season. 

We'll be covering all the action tomorrow night on twitter, @hoosiers101. 

Tags: Cody Zeller, Georgia, Indiana, Indiana Hoosiers, Jordan Hulls, NCAA, Victor Oladipo

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