February 28, 2012

Izzo: 'We just didn't defend well'

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- All Indiana (No. 20 ESPN/USA Today, No. 18 AP) wanted to do after Tuesday night's big victory was get back to work.

Heck, the Hoosiers didn't even see their 70-55 victory over No. 5 Michigan State as a milestone achievement.

Cody Zeller scored 18 points, Victor Oladipo had 13 and Christian Watford finished with 10 points and a career-high 14 rebounds to lead the Hoosiers to their third win over a top-five team this season.

"When we beat top teams like that we're nasty, we're scrappy, we're fighting," said senior Verdell Jones, who had 12 points. "But we haven't accomplished anything yet."

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