BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Indiana's Bracey Wright played his best
game of the season, finishing with 25 points, eight rebounds and
five assists to lead the Hoosiers past Furman 68-52 on Sunday.
The Hoosiers (5-6) closed out their non-conference schedule with
their third straight win, most complete performance and most
lopsided victory of the season.Furman (7-5) was led by Quan Prowell with 15 points and Eric
Webb with 13 but had its four-game winning streak end.It was an atypical game for the Paladins, who had topped 100
points in their previous three contests and entered the game
shooting 50.6 percent from the field. But the Hoosiers' defense
limited Furman to a season-low 31.7 percent shooting and its
second-lowest scoring total of the season. The Paladins scored 50
against Utah on Nov. 27.Indiana improved offensively for the third straight time, too.
D.J. White added 17 points and seven rebounds, while Marshall
Strickland had 11 points to give the Hoosiers a solid
inside-outside game. The result was a season-high 50.0 shooting
percentage.The Hoosiers wasted little time in taking advantage of Furman's
shooting woes as they broke to a 17-10 lead in the first nine
minutes, then extended the lead to 34-20 at halftime against a
Furman squad that had won its last three games by an average of
70.1 points.The Paladins never got close in the second half. After cutting
the deficit to 47-36 midway through the second half, Indiana went
on a 16-6 run to make it 63-42 and seal the victory.