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NCAA Game Summary - Sam Houston State at Indiana



(Thursday, November 15th)

Final Score: (1) Indiana 99, Sam Houston State 45

Bloomington, IN (Sports Network) - Christian Watford led five players in double digits with 23 points, as the top-ranked Indiana Hoosiers steamrolled Sam Houston State, 99-45, at Assembly Hall.

Will Sheehey tallied 18 points for the Hoosiers (3-0), who next face Georgia on Monday. Victor Oladipo added 14 points, seven rebounds and four steals in the rout.

"We played with a lot of passion," said Indiana coach Tom Crean. "We always play hard, we always work extremely hard; I have no complaints with that whatsoever."

Paul Baxter scored nine for the Bearkats (1-2), who host Southern Miss four days from now. Marquel McKinney had eight points and Nathaniel Mason posted seven points in defeat.

"I apologize for our performance tonight," said Sam Houston State coach Jason Hooten. "We are better than that. We were not very good tonight and I am embarrassed by it. Not taking anything away from Indiana, they have a great team and they had a lot to do with our performance, but we didn't do a lot of the things that we've been taught and that's disappointing as a coach."

The Hoosiers were in control from the outset, scoring 16 of the game's first 18 points through the first six-plus minutes thanks to a pair of triples from Jordan Hulls and one from Oladipo. Watford later drained a trey and it was 23-6.

A Cody Zeller lay-in pushed the edge to 20 with 7:53 left in the first half, and the lead ballooned to as much as 31, 50-19, after Zeller finished off a three-point play inside of a minute left.

Indiana went to the break up 52-25 thanks to 60 percent shooting from the floor.

The Hoosiers eclipsed the 40-point margin with 7:44 remaining on two free throws from Sheehey which made it 79-38. It was a 52-point advantage for the hosts on a three-pointer by Austin Etherington with 2:37 left that made it 96-44.

Game Notes

Indiana connected on 56.6 percent from the field ... Zeller finished with 13 points and seven rebounds in 22 minutes ... Hulls added 10 points, five boards and five assists ... The Hoosiers swiped the ball 11 times, helping SHS commit 19 turnovers altogether ... Indiana also won the battle of the boards by a 45-23 margin.

11/15 23:06:07 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
2nd
WIN 2
CAR 1
 
4th
KAN 0
SFG 4
 
3rd
MIA 45
HOU 54
 
3rd
MIN 69
IND 43
 
3rd
OKC 59
UTA 71
 
1st
DEN 20
POR 25
 
10:00pm Tonight
LAL
PHO
 
10:30pm Tonight
GSW
LAC
 
2nd
LALAF 34
ARKST 16
 
3rd
NJD 3
NYR 3
 
3rd
BOS 4
SJS 3
 
3rd
NYI 2
TOR 5
 
3rd
MON 0
DET 1
 
2nd
NAS 2
ARI 2
 
2nd
WIN 2
CAR 1
 
1st Intermission
CHI 3
PHI 0
 
1st Intermission
DAL 3
VAN 0
 
1st
COL 0
FLA 2
 
1st
CAL 0
TAM 0