Zeisloft and Yogi Lead Hoosiers To Victory at Minnesota

The Hoosiers moved to 3-0 in conference play away from Assembly Hall, but it was no easy task. The Hoosiers did win 70-63. They were against one of the league’s worst team, the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Indiana trailed by as many as nine in the first half of the game but Nick Zeisloft heat up and hit four straight three pointers. The Hoosiers went into the half knotted at 34 which was a plus considering they were down by 7 with three minutes to go in the first half. In the second 20 minutes it was the Yogi Ferrell show. Yogi came up big in the winning effort as he finished with 20 points, seven assists and six rebounds in 37 minutes. What was not noted in the box score was his impact on defense. He was Indiana’s best defender by far. Ferrell did not shoot it great going 6-17 from the field and 2-6 from behind the arc. On a positive note he hit 6-8 free throws. He also moved into second place on the school’s all-time assists list with 544. He passed Quinn Buckner (542) and is just one behind Michael Lewis (545) for the school record which he will most likely break on Tuesday vs the Illinois Fighting Illini. Also of note, Indiana turned it over on just 18.7 percent of its possessions and did not turn it over in the final 16:34 of the game. Indiana also got good contributions from freshman center Thomas Bryant as he had 10 points and 7 rebounds and senior Max Bielfeldt as he added 10 points. Robert Johnson was clearly not 100% but he had two clutch free throws to put the game the away late.

Jason Mandel

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