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Oladipo hits his first three of the season. Had missed almost a half dozen before that make.
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Crean said the other night that Zeller was going to be shooting a lot of free throws this season. He wasn't kidding. Zeller has already taken nine, matching his total from last game. He's made six tonight, up from just two made free throws against Bryant.
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Most definitely. He's already first guard off the bench.
Game reset: 34-20 Indiana, 3:47 in the half. Hoosiers on a 10-2 run. North Dakota State can't buy a make, 8-of-22 from the floor.
Count Zeller, Sheehey and Watford as Hoosiers all carrying two fouls now, with 1:54 left in the half. Howard checks in for the first time.
NDSU star Taylor Braun hits a turnaround jumper, contested, probably toughest shot of the night to cut the lead to 42-29 IU at the half. Hoosiers just not crisp offensively, and it's letting North Dakota State shoot poorly and still hang around. Indiana not moving at full speed or playing at 100 percent of capacity.
Zeller leads IU with 12 points at half, Hulls has eight.
Could be 42-30. Refs are trying to review last shot of the half, and the BTN.com feed appears uncooperative.
IU leads 42-30 at the half.
Zeller has looked pretty good down low, and has already gotten to the foul line nine times (as many as last game). Ferrell pretty quiet, but still playing good defense. Oladipo's standing out on defense and making an occasional play on offense.
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Refs having all kinds of trouble getting a good look at this. Finally, they declare it a two. Looked like it from where I sat. So 42-29 at half.
It even looked like it from where I was sitting, and my seat isn't as good as yours.
The emotion isn't lacking, but the execution still is. Not Indiana's best night defensively.
Twice in a row, Watford has gone up for a shot only to have 6-foot-7 TrayVonn Wright get a piece of it. Not a good thing if Watford is supposed to be playing the five on occasion and his shot is getting blocked by a guy smaller than him.
This is gonna sound weird, but IU is being way too unselfish. They're working for perfect shots, uncontested layups, when they should just be taking them themselves. Could have another 10 points on the scoreboard right now, as the Bison are really, really struggling from the field.
Outside of foul trouble, Sheehey really is playing quite well tonight. He made two free throws, then played good defense, forcing a miss. He got the rebound from that miss and wasted no time flipping the ball to Abell who brought it down the court and led to a transition dunk from Zeller.
IU leads 48-38 at the under-16.
OK, under-16 reset: IU leads 48-38 with 15:35 left. Hoosiers can't seem to get a consistent 5-6 minute stretch together, period. Every time they start a mini run, NDSU answers with a three to close the gap back down. Hoosiers really need to put some space between the visitors and themselves.
Well hello Jeremy Hollowell. Has attacked the basket to good effect on the last two possessions, has five quick points to show for it.
Well there's last year's Indiana, scoring fast and loose on the break. Hoosiers push their lead to 18, large as it's been all night, thanks to some excellent work and passing in transition from the likes of Sheehey, Hollowell and Abell. The small lineup won't hurt IU tonight. 13:14 left in the game, IU up 56-38 as NDSU wants a timeout to breathe.
Taylor Braun, North Dakota State's go-to scorer, has four points on 2-of-7 shooting from the floor. And I believe he's getting a bit flustered by what he's perceived as some non-calls.
One thing Cody Zeller does well that will serve him really well in the pros: Work the baseline. He always knows where it is.
And we've got what I believe will be taken as a media timeout, as an NDSU player is down. A Zeller transition slam and a Sheehey transition three push IU's lead up to 20, 63-43.
Yea, so the more Remy Abell shoots, the better he seems to get. Could be a big, big addition for IU.
With a more conventional lineup on the floor, the offense is working just as well. Hulls, Ferrell, Abell, Watford and Zeller out there now.
Back-to-back threes from Abell, and then an impressive offensive rebound and lay-in puts IU up 71-50 with just over eight to play. And then Abell gives one of the biggest fist-pumps I've ever seen.
Remy. LIKE A BOSS.
How about another three and then a hustle offensive rebound-and-layup. 7 o'clock Remy indeed.
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