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No. 7 Indiana Routs Penn State,72-49

January 24th, 2013 at 3:58 PM
By Evan Reller

Indiana is usually carried by big man Cody Zeller, but Wednesday night he wasn't needed. 

IU's back court duo of Yogi Ferrell and Victor Oladipo were more than Penn State could handle as the Hoosiers cruised to an easy 72-49 victory. 

IU (17-2, 5-1) managed to stay on pace with Michigan State and set up another show down for first place in the Big Ten on Sunday. 

While IU was dominant for most of the game the Hoosiers did struggle from the free throw line. Indiana was just 21-of-37 from the line, connecting on just 56.8 percent of its attempts. 

Oladipo carried Indiana most of the way. The junior scored 19 including going 9-of-12 from the free throw line. He also managed six rebounds, five assists, and three steals. 

Ferrell had the hot hand all night. He was 6-for-7 on the night scoring 15 points. The freshman wasn't as effective distributing the ball and only tallied two assists. 

IU's bench finally managed to show up for a game and put up 18 points total for IU. Will Sheehey led the second unit with 12 points. 

Christian Watford had a poor shooting night, connecting on just three of his eight shots, but did manage 10 points and nine rebounds. 

Zeller struggled all night and eventually ended up on the bench after tweaking his leg. He only played 21 minutes and scored just two points off 0-for-4 shooting. He was effective in other ways and racked up eight rebounds, three assists, and three blocks. 

IU was finally able to get out and run against Penn State but will need to work on the little things before No. 13 Michigan State comes down to Bloomington on Sunday. 

We'll have a more in-depth review of this game up tomorrow. 

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Tags: Christian Watford, Cody Zeller, Indiana, Indiana Hoosiers, NCAA, Penn State, Victor Oladipo, Yogi Ferrell

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