Hoosiers Down Chicago State, 90-69
Nov. 19, 2006
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - D.J. White led four Hoosiers in double figures with 18 points as the Indiana men's basketball team defeated Chicago State, 90-69, at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall on Nov. 19. White also picked up 11 rebounds for his first double-double of the season and the third of his career.
The Hoosiers (3-1) opened the contest by scoring the first six points of the contest, taking the early advantage. Chicago State (1-3) battled back to come within five points at 11-6 with 15:36 remaining in the half, but the Hoosiers controlled the offense from then on out. A 12-5 run, in which IU held Chicago State to just one field goal in 2:30, gave the Hoosiers a 12-point advantage at 27-15, and another IU run, this time a 10-3 mark over four minutes, increased that lead to 18 points at 37-19 with 4:29 left to play.
The Indiana defense held Chicago State to just five points on two field goals for the remainder of the half and headed into the locker room with the score at 47-24. The Cougars committed 14 turnovers in the first half and shot 39.1 percent (9-of-23) from the floor. The Hoosiers out-rebounded Chicago State, 16-8, in the half.
Indiana came out of the break by holding Chicago State to just six points in the first four minutes of the second half. The Hoosiers scored 10 points in that span to take a 57-33 lead with 15:50 remaining in the contest. IU led by as much as 29 points, 76-47, at the 7:21 mark in the second stanza. That lead was keyed by two straight from behind the arc by Lance Stemler. Indiana held the Cougars to just three field goals in the last six minutes of the game, and eight of Chicago States' last 14 points came from the free throw line.
For the game, Stemler tallied 15 points for IU, while Roderick Wilmont also added 15. They were joined in double figures by Armon Bassett with a career-high 10 points. He also dished out nine assists in the win, also a career-best. Indiana shot 50.7 percent (34-of-67) from the floor in the game, and 14 of Indiana's points were second chance points. The Hoosier bench out scored the Cougar bench, 31-4, in the victory.
Chicago State was led by David Holston with a game-high 23 points, and he was followed by Aaron Williams with 15 points and Cam-Ron Clay, who tallied 12 points. Clay also led the Cougars on the boards with seven rebounds, six of which came on the defensive end.
The Hoosiers will be back in action on Tuesday, Nov. 28, when they travel to Durham, N.C. to take on Duke in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Game time is set for 9 p.m. ET and can be seen live on ESPN.
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