After a week without a game, Cody Zeller‘s legs were certainly very fresh. He attacked the boards like a madman against Central Connecticut State on Saturday night, and his effort showed on the stat sheet in No. 1 Indiana’s 100-69 win.
Zeller finished the game with 19 points and a career-high 19 rebounds, including eight on the offensive end. Zeller’s previous high of 13 came in an NCAA Tournament game against Virginia Commonwealth last season.
“I think 19 and 19, that’s nothing to sneeze at,” Indiana coach Tom Crean said afterward. “That’s a big-time night. He was very, very aggressive. He was on the attack. It wasn’t like he was given any benefit of the doubt at the rim when it came to the way the game was called in that area. But 19 and 19 is pretty impressive.”
Added Central Connecticut State coach Howie Dickenman: “We didn’t have any answers for him.”
The Hoosiers (9-0) also attacked the glass well as a team, outrebounding the Blue Devils 53-31 in the contest. Junior guard Victo