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Indiana thumps Howard

Dec 20, 2011 - 2:59 AM Bloomington, IN (Sports Network) - Jordan Hulls led six Indiana players in double figures with 16 points, as the 17th-ranked Hoosiers pounded Howard, 107-50, at Assembly Hall.

Cody Zeller, Verdell Jones III and Will Sheehey scored 12 points apiece for Indiana, which is off to its first 11-0 start since 1975-76. Victor Oladipo and Christian Watford both finished with 10 points.

The Hoosiers played their first home game since Watford's three-pointer at the buzzer game them a 73-72 victory over then-No. 1 Kentucky on December 10.

Indiana posted 27 assists on 35 made field goals.

"Our guys were completely locked in; they played with a relentless spirit, their energy was tremendous," said Indiana head coach Tom Crean.

Simuel Frazier had 13 points to pace the Bison (3-9), who have lost 27 straight on the road.

"Tom must have gave his team one heck of a speech," said Howard head coach Kevin Nickelberry. "They were coming off a good Kentucky game, and a good Notre Dame game. We were hoping that they would be underestimating us. They came out as hungry as I have ever seen them."

Howard, which held a lead on two occasions early in the contest, tied the game at 5-5 on a Mike Phillips jumper before the game became a rout.

The Hoosiers shot 67 percent from the floor, including 9-of-14 from three- point range, during a first half in which they outscored Howard by a 52-15 margin. The Bison made just 6-of-32 shots (18.8 percent) in the opening 20 minutes.

Hulls nearly matched Howard's first-half production with 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting from beyond the arc.

Indiana led by as many as 60 in the second half.

Game Notes

Howard has not won a road game since January 18, 2010 against Norfolk State...Remy Abell contributed nine points and five assists for Indiana...The Bison committed 19 turnovers...Howard's Prince Okoroh had nine points and seven rebounds.

  • HOWARD: 50
    INDIANA: 107

    Dec 19 8:30 PM

  • HOWARD: 15
    INDIANA: 52

    Dec 19 7:19 PM

  • HOWARD: 0
    INDIANA: 0
    1st Half - 20:00

    Dec 19 6:49 PM