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Sheehey finally scored a couple minutes ago, but then airballed a three. Both he and Abell have taken ugly three-pointers thus far, and I don't think either has hit rim.
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I was just thinking the same thing. He couldnt miss much at the beginning of the season.
Also what the hell has been up with Sheehey? He just doesnt even look interested to me.
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Hoosiers starting to get sloppy on the offensive end.
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Indiana continues to be sloppy offensively.
Under-8 timeout finds Indiana up 10. Story of this game: Defense good (nine points allowed), offense sloppy (19 points scored, many more left around the rim). Indiana needs to start putting some distance in the scoreline before Northwestern gets someone hot from three, which it probably will.
And then Indiana turns turnovers into points, as the BTN color man points out. Hoosiers getting what they need from Christian Watford right now. 11 points so far, if I'm not mistaken.
IU starting to find its speed on offense. As always, this recent run has been spurred by the defense of IU, which has been stifling. On that last one, Oladipo stole the ball, drove, dished to Watford, who hit a three.
IU leads 24-9 with five minutes left in the half.
9-0 run for Indiana. Apparently a basketball game is like dancing, according to the Big Ten Network, which, actually, kind of works.
I will never get over the Buffalo Wild Wings commercial with the moosh-moosh. Or however one spells that.
Anyway, IU is up big and Northwestern is bearing down on a sub-20-point half.
Hulls shots are so amazing.
This is why Indiana needs Hulls to score. Because once he starts, he's not easy to stop.
14 point lead... could have been a lot more.
Excellent defensive first half against a really bad offensive team. Watford and Zeller together scored 18, Northwestern as a team just 17. Hoosiers were too sloppy offensively in the middle of the half, or the advantage would be 8-10 points heavier.
Hoosiers just need to make sure Wildcats don't start stealing easy points from behind the 3-point line.
31-17 at the half in Evanston.
Is Sheehey OK? He just hasn't seemed like himself lately - not as aggressive. Also, is his right arm alright? He was wearing a sleeve recently until partway through the Wisconsin game.
Nothing has been mentioned, but it's indisputable that he's not the same player offensively right now. I do think sometimes he is too hard on himself and forces things, but the injury question is legitimate.
Watford and Zeller are a combined 6-for-11 at halftime for 18 points and 12 rebounds. Hulls is 3-for-5 after starting out cold, and he's got seven points. Oladipo is getting timely rebounds on offense as well, but there have been stretches where the offense has looked a little out of sorts.
The defense, however, is as good as it's been all year. Northwestern's 17 points are the fewest IU has allowed in a first half this season, and the Wildcats are barely shooting 30 percent from the floor.
He deserves some privacy on the injury though
Second half is underway. Or underweigh. Or under whey. Not sure which.
Northwestern makes its first three after Yogi Ferrell goes under a screen. Tom Crean dies a little bit inside.
IU isn't starting the second half well, committing five fouls before the first media timeout. Northwestern shoots 67.5 percent from the line, fyi.
This is why Indiana can't afford to not have Hulls firing. He's just too confident when it's working for him.
Hulls misses back-to-back free throws for the second time in three games. Very odd.
Jordan Hulls is, I believe, now shooting 71.4 percent from the free-throw line this year.
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