At the Buzzer: Indiana 90, IPFW 65

  • 12/09/2015 9:00 pm in

A few quick thoughts on Indiana’s 90-65 win over IPFW:

How it happened: There wasn’t much that stood out in this win for Indiana as Assembly Hall lacked energy from the tip and the Hoosiers played sloppy at times. But against a Summit League opponent that was outclassed from a talent perspective, Indiana had more than enough to win comfortably. However, it’s still probably fair to call the performance underwhelming, especially when you consider how well Indiana played Saturday against Morehead State. The win moved the Hoosiers to 7-3 overall with McNeese State coming to Bloomington on Saturday.

Standout performer: Yogi Ferrell scored a career-high 38 points and also added five rebounds and five assists. Ferrell was 12-of-18 from the floor and 10-of-10 from the free throw line.

Statistics that stand out: Troy Williams had his best rebounding game in an IU uniform with 19 boards and also had a career-high in blocks with five. Williams, however, also frustrated with several lackadaisical turnovers that Indiana desperately needs him to clean up moving forward. He finished the game with five turnovers, all in the first half.

Number that needs work: After three straight games where it did a solid job of taking care of the ball, Indiana reverted to early season form on Wednesday. The Hoosiers turned it over 17 times for a turnover percentage of 22.

Final stats:



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  • Ole Man

    No points in the paint?
    That seems impossible. I heard a couple of layups made by Yogi and Troy.

  • Hoosier Hall

    Max sure puts up efficient numbers with his limited minutes. Glad we got that guy and I bet Beilein is regretting that.

  • Ole Man

    Hate it when he shoots 3s, however.

  • Hoosier Hall

    Well, as long as he stays around 50% I don’t have an issue with it.

  • Shaggy_C

    73% from the line is encouraging but from the looks of it Yogi and Troy were the only guys who got there more than once. Not surprised that AH wasn’t exactly rocking tonight; these non-conference games are a joke. Who are we going to beat up on next? IU Kokomo?

  • Shaggy_C

    That’s not a zero (which would be a -); it just looks like an omission. On that note, I’m saddened by the “-” in the fast break points category. Fast breaks come from turnovers, which come from good defense. Zero fast breaks mean we had too few of the former and likely none of the latter.

  • eville87

    Cup cake city. We will see against Notre Dame

  • IUfanforever

    Totally agree… up 65 points to IPFW….is horrible….defense is still non existent.

  • Kevin Blackistone

    i think we should add some high school teams to the mix…

  • Kevin Blackistone

    yeah, I am sure Beilein is sweating it out missing Max…

  • TomJameson

    Man … rough crowd! LOL

    This team is not like the cupcakes of even last year. Not an elite team for sure, but not the doormat most seem to be thinking they are. This is a team that IU should have beaten up, yes, but please give them some credit for being a half-way decent team in their own right.

    That said, the IU defense looked sporadic at best. At times it was pretty good, then a wide open layup … or an extremely open three … or confusion … well, you all know the normal complaints. We should have kept them under 50-55, but the defense just wasn’t there like with Morehead.

    There was one Troy dunk that was amazing! He dribbled the ball all the way up, easily winding his way through defenders (with ease!!!), and just casually SLAMMED it home! LOL Then he turned it over 5 times in the first half. **sigh**
    Glad I got to go to the game though. Enjoyed Assembly Hall a lot.

    Edit — Ole Man, I cursed every time Max shot a three, luckily it was only once!

  • Ole Man

    Good catch on the fast break points!

  • Ole Man

    Stop whining about the non-conference games.
    It’s silly and really shows a lack of basic basketball knowledge.

  • Derek Morris

    I have ZERO problem with Max shooting a wide open 3. That is a dangerous tool for us and he has shown he can hit it. Why are you guys even worried about that? Because he is a big guy shooting 3’s? I’m not even sure Thomas Bryant drives me nuts shooting 3’s and he has a horrible % right now. If he can hit 38-ish%.. that is gold for our offense. Granted, we are pulling big bodies away to get misses. I say Max has a green light if he is open and Thomas should give it a year or only in a large lead to get some comfort with it.

  • HoosierStuckInKY

    I’m with you. It’s one of those things where it’s like “Don’t-shoot-it-don’t-shoot-it-don’t-shoot-it, why would you shoot…” *swish* “Hey, great shot Max!!”

  • Jtime

    I’m not sure what is more surprising to me. Troy getting 19 rebounds or coach letting him play in the 2nd half after committing 5 turnovers in the 1st half alone. The accountability and discipline of this team are some of the main reasons why fans are choosing to not attend games any longer.

  • emohiohoosier

    I agree, I watched West Virginia play Virginia Tuesday night and everytime one of their players turned the ball over Bob Huggins would take them out.
    If this happened With IU we would learn from our mistakes or we be playing with all the subs.

  • TomJameson

    Evidently it was a good call by the coach since TW had zero turnovers in the 2nd half.