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.