BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- D.J. White overcame an apparent right ankle injury to score 12 of his 18 points in the second half, and Lance Stemler and Roderick Wilmont each added 15 as the Indiana Hoosiers routed Chicago State 90-69 on Sunday.
David Holston, with 23 points, was the top scorer for the Cougars (1-3).
Indiana (3-1) finally proved it could hold a big second-half advantage after watching leads evaporate in each of its previous two games, a loss to Butler and a victory over Indiana State.
Coach Kelvin Sampson, who blamed the earlier problems on too many fouls and too many turnovers, responded by changing the lineup. Freshman Armon Bassett and redshirt freshman Joey Shaw replaced seniors Earl Calloway and Wilmont as starters, and aside from a late sloppy stretch, the Hoosiers were more sound.
Leading 47-24 at the half, the Hoosiers maintained that lead through most of the second half and even extended it to as much as 29. Chicago State closed to within 19 twice in the final two minutes.
But the Cougars couldn't overcome poor shooting and constant turnovers.
Indiana turned in its best offensive performance of the season, shooting 63.3 percent from the field in the first half and taking advantage of 14 first-half turnovers by the Cougars.
The result: Three different first-half spurts gave the Hoosiers control.
They broke to a 9-2 lead, then used a 14-4 run to build a 35-17 lead and closed the half by the scoring the final eight points to make it 47-24.
Even White's four-minute absence couldn't derail Indiana.
The Hoosiers don't play again until a Nov. 28 trip to No. 11 Duke.