No. 1 Indiana starts slow, blows away Nebraska

Cody Zeller scored 16 points and Christian Watford finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds to help No. 1 Indiana pull away from Nebraska 76-47 on Wednesday night. The Hoosiers (22-3, 10-2 Big Ten) have won seven of eight and regained a share of the league lead. They are tied with Michigan State.

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But it sure wasn’t easy against Nebraska (12-13, 3-9), which frustrated Indiana by limiting possessions and repeatedly taking the shot clock inside of 10 seconds in the first half. Dylan Talley scored 10 of his 16 points in the first half to lead the Cornhuskers.

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Watch our Nebraska-Indiana highlight package:

Cody Zeller gets steal and fancy fastbreak dunk:

Jordan Hulls no-look pass leads to Victor Oladipo flush:

Cody Zeller gets big-time swat:

Victor Oladipo steal leads to Jordan Hulls basket:

Will Sheehey drives for bucket:

Dylan Talley drives for early easy look:

FINAL: No. 1 Indiana held Nebraska to 17-of-47 shooting, as defense led the Hoosiers to a 76-47 victory on Wednesday at Assembly Hall in Bloomington. Indiana (22-3) held Nebraska (12-13) to 36 percent shooting from the field and hauled in 24 defensive boards, while only allowing eight offensive rebounds. Christian Watford gave the Hoosiers a boost, thanks to 13 points and 11 rebounds. The Hoosiers also got solid contributions from Victor Oladipo (13 points) and Cody Zeller (16). Indiana shot 8-of-17 from three-point range during the game, good for 47 percent and 24-of-29 from the free-throw line. Dylan Talley contributed 16 points and shot 7-of-12 from the field for the Cornhuskers in a losing effort.

HALFTIME: No. 1 Indiana leads 27-18 at halftime after locking down Nebraska’s offense, holding the Cornhuskers to 41 percent shooting and just seven field goals. The Hoosiers built their lead by attacking the rim and getting to the foul line (13-of-16). Dylan Talley scored 10 points and Shavon Shields added four for Nebraska, which failed to tally a single assist in the first 20 minutes. Nebraska leading scorer Ray Gallegos (13.3 ppg) was held scoreless. Victor Oladipo and Christian Watford paced the Hoosiers with seven and six points, respectively. Oladipo also tallied two steals and Watford corralled four rebounds.

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C. Natili on 2/13/2013 @ 7:30pm EDT Said:

Any one having trouble with sound on BTN tonight?

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