Indiana Comes Back To Beat N.C. State, 86-75, In Big Ten-ACC Challenge

BLOOMINGTON, IN - NOVEMBER 19: Cody Zeller#40 of the Indiana Hoosiers watches the game action during the game against the Savannah State Tigers at Assembly Hall on November 19, 2011 in Bloomington, Indiana. Indiana won 94-65. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The Indiana Hoosiers ran by the N.C. State Wolfpack in the second half to push their record to 7-0, thanks to 20 points from Jordan Hulls and 19-and-9 from Cody Zeller.

After being down early to the hot shooting of the N.C. State Wolfpack, particularly Scott Wood and Lorenzo Brown, the Indiana Hoosiers ran by their foes in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge to win, 86-75, in Raleigh.

The Hoosiers were led by junior Jordan Hulls and highly touted freshman Cody Zeller, who scored 20 and 19 points respectively, and provided the vast majority of their teams' scoring early to keep the game close. The Wolfpack led by a point at halftime, but were outscored by 12 in the second half. Hulls provided a huge spark off the bench with a stunningly efficient performance, shooting 6-9 from the field, 3-4 from behind the arc and 5-5 from the foul line. Zeller added nine rebounds and turned it over just once as he continues to place his name among the top freshmen in the country.

The Wolfpack got standout scoring efforts from Wood (16 points, 3-4 from deep) and Brown off the bench (19 points), but were forced to mitigate a lackluster output from center DeShawn Painter, who shot just 5-12 and scored 10 points and grabbed six rebounds. Sophomore C.J. Leslie came off the bench with 10 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks, but turned it over five times in the loss.

For more on these two teams, visit N.C. State blog Backing The Pack and Indiana blog The Crimson Quarry.

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