Hoosiers pull away in the second half and cruise to the 27-point win.
INDIANA 60, COPPIN STATE 42 (5:51)
Harrison drives into the paint and scores easily for a Coppin State basket.
D.J. White hits from outside.
Ellis takes a hard charge. He’s a bit gimpy from that earlier ankle injury but is still effective.
D.J. White again scores in the paint. Coppin State has no one who can guard him.
Kyle Taber enters the game.
INDIANA 56, COPPIN STATE 36 (7:42)
Mike White works hard for a bucket.
Ellis tries to double, leaving his man open for a bucket. Sampson not happy.
D.J. White finds space, takes the pass and finishes.
Finally Gordon penetrates and scores.
Ellis gets in the passing lane and makes the steal, but turns it over.
Was that another block by D.J. White? Depends on how they score it I guess. Couldn’t tell from here.
Both coaches are after the refs after a few strange calls.
INDIANA 48, COPPIN STATE 30 (12:20)
Indiana’s running now, and that’s trouble for the Eagles. Gordon found White there, who finished strong.
They’re also getting to the line, as Crawford just did. He hits both.
Indiana’s controlling the game now as Coppin State’s fatigue is showing.
INDIANA 40, COPPIN STATE 30 (15:48)
D.J. blocks away a Coppin State attempt.
Gordon misses a 3 but gets his own rebound. Now Ellis attacks the zone and kicks to Stemler. Who hits a 3.
Vince Goldenberry splits the IU defense and scores.
Indiana gets it into White in the pain, and he hits.
Now White makes his second block of the half.
At the other end, Gordon’s fouled trying to get to the rim in transition.
INDIANA 35, COPPIN STATE 28 (18:04)
What will the Hoosiers do here? They haven’t tried to penetrate much. Can’t remember Gordon even trying to drive yet.
They begin their first possession by passing around the perimeter and looking to drive. No go. So Gordon shoots from 3. Good.
Athletic follow by Duncan keeps the Eagles within a 3-pointer.
White inside….up strong, fouled but the ball rolls off the rim.
Steal by Gordon leads to a break away dunk by Crawford.