4:22 PM ET, March 22, 2013
University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio
DAYTON, Ohio -- Indiana's got a few brutes, some big boys from the Big Ten who know how to throw their weight around.But in their NCAA tournament opener, the Hoosiers turned to their speedy, 178-pound point guard to make James Madison's knees buckle right away.Yogi Ferrell was the bully.
NCAA Mens Tournament
DAYTON, OH - MARCH 22: Victor Oladipo #4 and Yogi Ferrell #11 of the Indiana Hoosiers celebrate after a three...(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Around Champ Week
MVP: Yogi Ferrell. The Indiana point guard played perhaps his best game of the season Friday, scoring 16 points and adding 8 rebounds, a statistic Tom Crean said takes IU's preferred method of offense -- secondary break -- "to another level."
X factor: The Hoosiers are the nation's most efficient, and have been for most of the year, and on Friday they showed why: ball movement and balanced scoring at every position. Five players ended the game in double figures.
That was...how you want a 1-seed to play: The Hoosiers didn't suffer any of the woes fellow top seed Gonzaga faced against Southern Thursday; IU dominated the game from start to finish, and left no doubt about the outcome from the opening tip.
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||26-62 (.419)||29-55 (.527)|
|3P Made-Attempted||8-20 (.400)||9-23 (.391)|
|FT Made-Attempted||2-4 (.500)||16-21 (.762)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||21 (0/0)||8 (0/0)|
|» Mar 22, 2013||@IND 83, JMU 62||Recap|
Yogi Ferrell had 16 pts, 8 reb, 6 ast vs James Madison. He is the 3rd Indiana player to reach those totals in a Men's Basketball Championship game (Keith Smart, 1987; Tom Coverdale, 2003)
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