Scores

Final

W Michigan 69

(4-7, 0-6 away)

Indiana 77

(7-3, 7-0 home)

    7:00 PM ET, December 20, 2006

    Assembly Hall, Bloomington, Indiana

    1 2 T
    WMU 30 3969
    IND 27 5077

    Top Performers

    Western Michigan: J. Reitz 14 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Ast

    Indiana: D. White 16 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 5 Blk

    Indiana 77, Western Michigan 69

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Earl Calloway scored 16 of his game-high 20 points in the second half and Indiana's four-guard lineup helped it overcome early struggles to pull away from Western Michigan 77-69 on Wednesday.

    The Hoosiers (7-3) got 16 points from D.J. White and 14 from Roderick Wilmont as they won their second straight game.

    Western Michigan (4-7) was led by David Kool with 18 and Michael Redell with 16, but it wasn't quite enough to avoid a fifth straight loss in the series.

    For a while, it appeared Indiana would struggle.

    After opening the game with a 3-pointer from A.J. Ratliff, the Hoosiers missed their next seven 3-point shots and Western Michigan took advantage with an inside-outside combination to build a 15-10 lead with 13:33 left in the first half.

    Indiana, out of sync, didn't regain the lead until early in the second half.

    The Hoosiers closed to 24-23, on a 9-3 run midway through the half, before falling into a 30-27 halftime deficit.

    That's when Indiana coach Kelvin Sampson changed it up.

    He started the second half with a four-guard lineup and Indiana responded with an opening 14-6 run that produced a 41-36 lead with 15:49 left.

    Indiana maintained its lead through the final 15 minutes and finally put the game away with a late 7-0 spurt that made it 66-55.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WMU
    IND
    Points 69 77
    FG Made-Attempted 24-61 (.393) 28-61 (.459)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-23 (.348) 6-23 (.261)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-18 (.722) 15-21 (.714)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 13

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