Hoosiers Cruise Past SE All-Stars
November 13, 2003Bloomington, Ind.-- Sophomore guard Bracey Wright netted 26 points, including 21in the first-half and grabbed eight rebounds as the Indiana Hoosiers cruised to a 98-70 victory over the Southeastern All-Stars at Assembly Hall Thursday night to finish off the exhibition season in front of a crowd of 12, 907.
The Hoosiers jumped out to an early 3-0 lead thanks to a Wright three-pointer and never looked back. IU maintained a steady lead for the entire first half, their biggest lead of the half coming after senior A.J. Moye connected on a three-point play and gave IU a 47-30 lead with 1:46 left in the half. The Southeastern All-Stars battled back and tried to cut the lead, but the Hoosiers kept the momentum and had a comfortable 50-33 lead heading into the locker room.
Not letting up, the Hoosiers continued to dominate in the second half, exploding into a 16-3 run down the stretch with the help of Moye, Wright, Marshall Strickland and Jessan Gray-Ashley. The fans got on their following a Gray-Ashley dunk as the Hoosiers saw their lead grow to 29, at 81-52 with under seven minutes to go. Leading by 30 points with 4:56 remaining, Coach Davis was able to substitute freely for the rest of the game.
Wright was red-hot from the field, going 4-four-8 from behind the arc and 12-for-18 from the free throw line. Three other Hoosiers reached double digit-scoring, with Strickland pitching in 14, Gray-Ashley with 12 and Moye finishing with 10.
The Hoosiers out-rebounded the Southeastern All-Stars, 56-42, in addition to holding their opponents to just 30 percent from the field.
Derrick Lyons led the All-Stars with a double-double, contributing 13 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Wallace Prather, III added 15 points.
Indiana begins its regular season schedule on Nov. 21 at home against UNC Greensboro. Tip off is set for 8:00 p.m.
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