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In his words: Will Sheehey talks about IU win

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Hoosiers too much for Nicholls State

Saturday, December 21, 2013 - 12:01 am

BLOOMINGTON – Will Sheehey is finding his offensive groove.

In the last two games, Indiana's senior swingman has averaged 18.0 points. That includes the 14 he had in Friday night's 79-66 win over Nicholls State.

In those two games he's 13-for-23 from the field, including 3-for-6 from three-point range.

Sheehey was a catalyst as the Hoosiers (93) overcame a slow start -- they needed seven minutes before taking their first lead -- to beat Nicholls State (3-6).

Here are his thoughts:

On the slow start:

“We're playing faster. We'll correct the turnovers. Having 20 is obviously too many, but we're playing at a different pace. We've been practicing different pace. We'll get it fixed."

On the full-court pressure:

“We haven't worked on it too much. We'll continue to work on it and get it to where we can use it time and time again. It's a big part of our game."

On his two second-half three-pointers that helped put the game away:

“There is always a point in the game where you can really open the game up. Yogi (Ferrell) made a great play on one of them to find me. When he gets in the lane and makes plays for everybody else, it's pretty easy to play.”

Did playing 18 gusy disrupt team rhythm?

“Not really. We have 18 guys for a reason. They need to play as hard as they can and give certain guys breaks. The 18 guys have to be ready to be called on at any time.

"The reason why you're on the team is to play. Everyone was ready to play. They came in, played hard. Play good defense and the offense will come.”