LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Indiana's 42-game non-conference home win streak came to an end with an 88-86 defeat to Eastern Washington on Monday night at the Assembly Hall in Bloomington. It was the Eagles first win against a Big Ten school in fourteen tries.
The Hoosiers (4-1) seemed to have taken control against the visitors, building a 12-point second half lead at 54-42 on Yogi Ferrell's reverse lay-in. That matched a 14-2 lead after a quick start by the Hoosiers. The Eagles kept chipping away and got the lead at 64-63 on Drew Brandon's drive. The game see-sawed from there. Indiana going up 78-75 with 2:12 left on one of several highlight dunks from Troy Williams, this one on a lob from Ferrell. Eastern Washington seized the momentum again with a 9-0 run and held on for one of the biggest wins in school history.
Ferrell led IU with a season-high 27 points.Williams had 19.The Eagles had three players with at least 20 points.Brandon had 27, Taylor Harvey 25 and active big man Venky Jois had 20 points, 14 rebounds and 5 blocks.
Indiana has three more home games before a meeting with Louisville on December 9th at Madison Square Garden. Next up is North Carolina-Greensboro this Friday at 9:00 pm.