Indiana overcame a slow start to defeat the Jacksonville Dolphins and improve to 12-1.
The Hoosiers were without Cody Zeller for much of the game due to foul troubles but still managed to win by 34.
IU was sloppy early on, settling for bad shots, taking them too early, and just poor passing. Once they settled down it was a typical IU non-conference game.
Jordan Hulls led the Hoosiers with 20 points. Late in the first half, Hulls hit back-to-back-to-back three pointers. He cooled off in the second half, but connected on six of his nine field goals.
Zeller finished the night 16 points, six rebounds, and two blocks in just 19 minutes of play.
Yogi Ferrell had his most efficient night of the season. The freshman had just six points but managed 10 assists to zero turnovers.
Christian Watford had a poor night shooting the ball but still put up 11 points and snagged six rebounds.
Will Sheehey came off the bench to shoot 6-for-13 and ended the night with 14 points.
Victor Oladipo didn’t have any of his high flying dunks, but had an impressive night all they same. Oladipo has been working on his three point shot, and it showed tonight as he was 2-for-3 from the arc. He finished with 14 points, seven rebounds, two assists, two steals, and two blocks.
As a team, Indiana connected on nearly 51 percent of its field goals and held Jacksonville to under 40 percent shooting. The Hoosiers out-rebounded the Dolphins 37-27, as well.
Indiana will now head into conference play with a matchup against Iowa on Monday. This will be IU’s first true road game of the season.
We’ll have more on that game later this weekend.Tags: Cody Zeller, Indiana, Indiana Hoosiers, Jordan Hulls, NCAA, Victor Oladipo