No. 2 Indiana Rebounds, Beats Northwestern

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0  Updated at 3:11 pm, January 20th, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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Joe Robbins/Getty Images(EVANSTON, Ill.) — The second-ranked Indiana Hoosiers had tough test for the second straight game, but this time they came out on top.

Cody Zeller had 21 points and pulled down 13 rebounds to lead Indiana past Northwestern 67-59 on Sunday afternoon.

The Wildcats (11-8) used some frentic defense to pull within five in the second half, but Indiana responded. “They just kind of sped us up for a while,” Zeller said. “We were kind of panicked for a while. That’s what their defense kind of forces you to do. Once we started getting into the middle, getting to the baseline, then we started getting open shots.”

The Hoosiers (16-2) were coming off a tight home loss to Wisconsin and raced out to a 31-17 halftime lead before seeing most of it evaporate.

Jordan Hulls also scored 15 points for Indiana.

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