Indiana 80, Illinois 64

Friday, March 15, 2013 12:00 PM
Location - United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Officials - Michael Kitts, Mike Sanzere, Larry Scirotto
Attendance - 21793

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Indiana 35 45 80
Illinois 21 43 64

Recap


No. 3 Indiana 80, Illinois 64:
Cody Zeller scored 24 points on 9-of-11 shooting and grabbed nine rebounds as the Hoosiers downed the Fighting Illini in the Big Ten quarterfinals in Chicago.

Christian Watford tallied 15 points, Victor Oladipo had 12 points and 11 rebounds and Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell added 12 points for top-seeded Indiana (27-5), which will face Wisconsin in Saturday’s semifinals.

Brandon Paul and Tracy Abrams scored 16 points apiece for eighth-seeded Illinois (22-12), which struggled to 34.5 percent from the field and 5-of-17 from 3-point range. Paul was 2-of-13 shooting after going 10-of-16 while scoring 25 points against Minnesota on Thursday.

The Fighting Illini trailed by double digits most of the contest but used a 9-4 spurt to pull within 60-52 on two free throws by D.J. Richardson with 8:17 to play. Oladipo followed with a basket and Watford drained a 3-pointer as Indiana held off the charge and eventually increased the advantage to 20 on a basket by Ferrell with 1:03 to play.

Indiana led the entire contest, opening the game with a 10-2 run, and the lead reached 26-9 on a layup by Ferrell with 5:50 left in the first half. The Hoosiers led 35-21 at the break.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Indiana outrebounded Illinois 38-26 and had a 26-10 edge in the first half. … Richardson had just nine points on 2-of-10 shooting and went 4-for-22 in two Big Ten tourney games. … The Hoosiers have reached the semifinals for the first time since 2006.
 

Indiana Hoosiers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Kevin Ferrell 31:00 5-10 0-5 2-2 0 1 1 2 4 2 2 2 12
Victor Oladipo 31:00 4-8 0-2 4-4 2 9 11 1 3 1 3 0 12
Cody Zeller 34:00 9-11 0-0 6-6 3 6 9 2 2 2 4 2 24
Christian Watford 30:00 3-6 2-3 7-8 2 4 6 0 2 0 2 1 15
Jordan Hulls 33:00 0-5 0-3 1-2 1 2 3 7 2 3 0 0 1
Will Sheehey 17:00 4-4 2-2 1-2 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 11
Jeremy Hollowell 9:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0
Remy Abell 12:00 2-4 1-2 0-0 1 2 3 2 2 0 2 0 5
Hanner Mosquera-Perea 3:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Raphael Smith 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 27-50 5-17 21-24 9 24 33 16 19 9 13 6 80
  54.0% 29.4% 87.5% Team Rebs: 5   Total TO: 13

Illinois Fighting Illini

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
D.J. Richardson 34:00 2-10 1-5 4-4 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 9
Brandon Paul 34:00 2-13 1-6 11-12 0 2 2 1 3 0 3 0 16
Tracy Abrams 32:00 5-15 2-5 4-4 1 3 4 2 3 0 3 0 16
Tyler Griffey 26:00 4-4 1-1 0-0 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 9
Sam McLaurin 17:00 1-3 0-0 0-0 5 2 7 0 4 0 3 0 2
Nnanna Egwu 29:00 1-4 0-0 0-0 1 3 4 1 2 2 2 4 2
Joseph Bertrand 20:00 5-9 0-0 0-1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 10
Myke Henry 7:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0
Devin Langford 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 20-58 5-17 19-21 9 11 20 6 20 3 12 5 64
  34.5% 29.4% 90.5% Team Rebs: 6   Total TO: 12