Indiana 79, Nicholls State 66
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[December 21, 2013]
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. —
Indiana 79, Nicholls State 66: Yogi
Ferrell tallied 16 points and eight assists as the Hoosiers won a sloppy
game for their 37th straight non-conference victory at home.
Will Sheehey and Jeremy Hollowell each scored 14 points for
Indiana (9-3), which has won 16 straight games following a loss
since the 2011-12 season. Stanford Robinson added eight points off
the bench and Noah Vonleh scored six points to go with a game-high
nine rebounds to help the Hoosiers overcome 20 turnovers.
Dantrell Thomas scored a game-high 24 points on 11-of-16 shooting to
lead Nicholls State (3-6), but the rest of the team went 17-for-45
from the floor. Sam McBeath added 10 points, but Jeremy Smith - who
had scored in double figures in six straight games - was limited to
four points on 2-of-8 shooting.
The Hoosiers didn't grab their first lead until the 12:48 mark of
the first half, in the midst of a 10-0 run that gave them control.
They used a huge discrepancy at the foul line to build a 37-22
halftime lead and maintained a comfortable margin the rest of the
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Indiana continued to get to the line at will in the second
half and finished 26-for-35 at the stripe, compared to 6-for-10
for the Colonels. Nicholls State got as close as 12 in the
second half before Ferrell hit a 3-pointer to stop the rally,
and Sheehey knocked down a pair of 3s during a 12-5 spurt to put
GAME NOTEBOOK: Indiana held a 33-25 edge on the boards and has
not been outrebounded this season. … Ferrell has scored in
double figures in every game this season. … Nicholls State
dropped to 0-9 all-time against current Big Ten teams.
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