LANE | Hoosiers Fire Away against Governors
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Indiana still needs work on defense, too many open looks for Austin Peay as the Governor's shot 48 percent for the game including 7-of-14 from the three-point line. And Tom Crean would like to see fewer than the twenty turnovers IU produced Monday night at the Assembly Hall. But offensively, the Hoosiers were in mid-season form and then some as they took out Austin Peay 102-76 with a stunning second half shooting display.
IU was having trouble shaking the visitors until back-to-back Troy Williams dunks, including an outrageous reverse jam on the break in traffic, pushed the lead to sixteen at 65-49. That started an avalanche of offense. Fifteen consecutive made shots.
Fifteen. In a row. Against defense.
And they weren't all dunks as the run included seven three-pointers.
"15 straight is pretty impressive," said Crean. "I think it came because of really good movement of the ball and our spacing was much better tonight."
For the game, the Hoosiers (2-0) shot 67 percent, making 16-of-27 three-balls. They hit 81 percent in the second half including 8-of-10 from three.
Yogi Ferrell led five in double figures with 22 points and made 4-of-5 threes. The Senior moved into the top twenty on the all-time school scoring list. James Blackmon, Jr. hit 4-of-6 threes for 20 points and Nick Zeisloft hit 5-of-7 beyond the arc for 15 points despite jamming a finger on his shooting hand and having it taped in the first half. Williams finished with 14 and Freshman big man Thomas Bryant added 11.
Indiana hosts Creighton Thursday.
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