Furman 52

(7-5, 1-5 away)

Indiana 68

(5-6, 5-3 home)

    1:00 PM ET, January 2, 2005

    Assembly Hall (Indiana), Bloomington, Indiana

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    FUR 20 3252
    IND 34 3468

    Top Performers

    Furman: Q. Prowell 15 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Indiana: B. Wright 25 Pts, 8 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Blk

    Indiana 68, Furman 52

    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.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 52 68
    FG Made-Attempted 19-60 (.317) 23-46 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-26 (.231) 4-12 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-9 (.889) 18-21 (.857)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 21

    2004-05 Season

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