Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Hoosiers Kick Up Heels ; No. 1 INDIANA 83, No. 14 NORTH CAROLINA 59 Zeller Sparks Key Runs as Indiana Pulls Away from UNC at Hall

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Hoosiers Kick Up Heels ; No. 1 INDIANA 83, No. 14 NORTH CAROLINA 59 Zeller Sparks Key Runs as Indiana Pulls Away from UNC at Hall

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Cody Zeller showed everyone Tuesday night why he's the best big man in America. The 7-foot sophomore scored 20 points, grabbed eight rebounds, was 8 of 13 from the field and dominated the middle, leading No. 1 Indiana to its most impressive victory this season - a stunning 83-59 rout over No. 14 North Carolina.

In a game that pitted two of the nation's most storied college programs - they have combined for 10 national titles and have a combined 3,767 all-time wins - Zeller made sure it was no contest.

When he wasn't taking advantage of opportunities in the middle, he played the decoy for teammates who were cutting and slashing to the basket.

The combination was just too much for North Carolina (5-2), playing for the first time since returning from Hawaii last week.

Zeller just missed getting his second double-double of the season and may have had he not come out of the game early. He had plenty of help, too. Victor Oladipo and Will Sheehey both added 19 points and Jordan Hulls had 13. …

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