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Notebook: Hoosiers have hot hand

BLOOMINGTON – For just the fifth time in school history, Indiana shot at least 70 percent from the floor.

The Hoosiers finished at 70.6 percent in Wednesday's 93-54 win against Mount St. Mary's.

IU went 36 of 51 from the floor. The Hoosiers made 9 of 12 three-pointers (75 percent).

Remy Abell went 5 for 5 from the floor and had 12 points. Cody Zeller was 7 of 9 and had 16 points. Victor Oladipo went 5 of 7 from the floor and had 14 points.

"Our defense triggered so much of that," IU coach Tom Crean said. "We were close to 60 deflections, we created turnovers. We did good things."

The freshmen

Freshman guard Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell had eight points and nine rebounds.

"He's doing a great job. He has really adhered to moving the ball and not settling for shots while still feeling comfortable shooting the ball," Crean said.

Freshman Hanner Mosquera-Perea had one rebound in 10 minutes for the Hoosiers. It was his second game of the season.

"It was great to have Hanner get some solid minutes," Crean said.

Fellow freshmen forwards Jeremy Hollowell and Peter Jurkin did not play.

"We had a multitude of things we dealt with and just played the guys that were there to play for us and that could help us," Crean said.

The opponent's view

Mount St. Mary's coach Jamion Christian came away impressed with how IU shared the ball. The Hoosiers had 27 assists on 36 baskets.

"It is unbelievable how they share the ball, how they play together and that is what you want your team to do," he said. "I think they really show how guys who are used to playing basketball with three and four-year guys, who play together, who really mature together and that is why they are tough to beat."