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Indiana overcomes sluggish start for 69-61 win

Nov 17, 2009 - 4:01 AM By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer

BLOOMINGTON, Ind.(AP) -- Christian Watford finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds, Maurice Creek added 14 points and Verdell Jones scored 13 to lead Indiana past South Carolina-Upstate 69-61 on Monday night.

The Hoosiers are 2-0 for the third straight season, and it is the first time they've won back-to-back since late November last year.

The Spartans (0-2) were led by Mezie Uzochukwu with 14 points.

Indiana overcame a sluggish start with a 10-0 run midway through the first half to take a 16-9 lead. It closed the half on an 8-2 run to make it 32-25, then scored eight of the first 10 points in the second half to take a 40-27 lead.

Upstate never got closer than eight the rest of the way.






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    USC UPSTATE 61
    INDIANA 69 FINAL

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    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND TOTAL
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    SOUTH CAROLINA UPSTA 25 25
    INDIANA 32 32 HALFTIME
    HIGH SCORERS AT HALFTIME
    SOUTH CAROLINA UPSTATE - JOSH CHAVIS 6, NICK SCHNEIDERS 6,
    DE'MARION GORDON 5
    INDIANA - MAURICE CREEK 6, VERDELL JONES III 6,
    CHRISTIAN WATFORD 6

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