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This game is living up to its billing right now. Hoosiers came with all kinds of energy at both ends. Minnesota starting to get into its rhythm on the boards, if there is such a thing, I suppose. If this comes down to benches, I think Indiana wins..
16-12 Hoosiers, 11:55 in the half.
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Would have liked to see Remy swing that ball around but it was on open look so not a bad shot
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Tom Crean said IU would have to engage in a rebounding "fistfight" with Minnesota today. That's an accurate description of what we're seeing so far. Each team has six rebounds, and none have come easy.
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Both teams have gone zone here. Indiana now really starting to rotate to its bench. Perea sits down, so IU's zone might be shelved for awhile.
And then Hulls hits a 25-footer. OK then.
Wow.... Hulls from deep!
Indiana's had a couple of big chances to blow the building up in transition and missed them so far today. Crowd undeniably a part of this game.
And then Hulls hits a 24-footer in transition and Tubby takes a timeout. OK Then.
Wow Hulls feeling it from deep
From behind the basket here, you could tell that last one was in as soon as it left his hand.
Turnovers are the difference right now. IU with two but has forced eight.
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Minnesota reeling as Indiana has its tail up offensively and its defense humming right now. Hoosiers up 29-17 on the back of a 13-2 run as we hit the Under-8 timeout. Oladipo doing what Oladipo does these days, 11 points on 5-of-5 shooting.
7:17 left in the half. Danger time a bit perhaps for Minnesota.
Wow... Watford getting physical on D down low
Indiana is making Minnesota work deep into just about every shot clock right now. Gophers can't find anything to lean on offensively.
Yogi Ferrell has five assists already.
With no turnovers, too.
Watford hits two threes, so Indiana's gotten offensive boosts from Watford, Zeller, Oladipo and Hulls, with Ferrell pulling all of the strings. Tom Crean called timeout to talk about something, after a Minnesota three cut his team's lead to 16. 2:47 left in the half.
Also, Christian Watford. Dude looks determined tonight like I've never seen him in my three years here (except maybe against UK last year).
He had an early bucket, but didn't score for the next 13 or so minutes. However, in the past four minutes, he's had eight points, including a challenged three-pointer. He's playing big, tough and smart. Those aren't three words that always describe his play.
Its amazing how many times a 7 footer is the first person down the floor
Zeller just beat everyone down the floor for a dunk off a made basket, then Ferrell grabbed a loose ball for a layup. Everything working for Indiana right now. Every thing.
Just so damn impressive today
Speaking of impressive things, the Firecrackers are on the court. Let's go.
My first time watching IU this year. Home Depot was good last year, but he looks All-American in this game. Good god.
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I could say a lot of stuff, but this pretty much sums it up. When Indiana gets its dander up, it's not beatable. Not at home anyway.
Both Zeller and Watford looking to score, Hulls shooting aggressively, Ferrell playing outrageously smart (seven assists, no turnovers, eight points), and Oladipo just doing his thing.
Oladipo has 13 points on 6-for-6 shooting, Hulls has 12 points on 4-for-6 shooting (4-for-5 from behind the arc), Watford has 10 points on 4-for-7 shooting. Watford also leads IU with five rebounds, three of which are on the offensive end.
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