Hoosiers Fall to Northeastern, 55-42
Dec. 22, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana built a lead early, but visiting Northeastern closed out strong in the first half to build a cushion and held on to beat the Hoosiers, 55-42, Monday night in Assembly Hall.
"This was a two-part game for us in the sense that early on in this game when we couldn't create any separation because we didn't recognize what was being given to us, was when my concerns kicked in," said IU Coach Tom Crean. "I think it was a microcosm of our week. We did not have a great week (of practice) and we have to continue to learn. This is a hard lesson to learn. We have got to grow through experiences and build a maturity level that we understand how valuable every day is."<
Indiana led 12-3 with 15:14 left in the first half, but the Huskies went into the locker room with a 28-18 advantage.
The Huskies (6-4, 1-0 Colonial Athletic Conference) were led by Matt Janning who had 17 points and five steals.
A layup by junior Devan Dumes cut the lead to 34-28 with 12:30 to go. A triple by Dumes with 3:11 left lessened the gap to 46-37 with 3:11 left in the game, but IU could get no closer.
"We know where our mindset needs to be when we get back (from Christmas break)," said Taber. "We know where Coach wants it to be. We need to be ready when we get back."
The Hoosiers will host Lipscomb at 6 p.m., Sunday, December 28 in their final game before Big Ten play.
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