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The chants of “overrated” fell from the rafters with three minutes left to play, a statement from a raucous Assembly Hall that this Indiana team is here to challenge for a spot atop a muddled Big Ten.
In closing its biggest — and perhaps most important — win of the season, the No. 23 Hoosiers hit 15 3-pointers to blow away No. 13 Maryland, 89-70, and clinch a share of first place in the conference.
Four Hoosiers scored in double figures, led by 24 from Yogi Ferrell. Collin Hartman set a new career best with 15 points, while James Blackmon Jr. added 22 points and Troy Williams had 16. Indiana travels to Ohio State on Sunday afternoon.
Prior to Thursday, Maryland had not allowed more than 77 points in a game this season. The Terrapins boasted the best defense in the Big Ten, but the Hoosiers torched them from the perimeter. IU shot 68 percent (15-for-22) from beyond the arc, while connecting on 60 percent of its shots from the field.
The Terps had been gashing opponents with an offensive attack that relied on getting to the free throw line, but the team shot only 6-for-12 at the stripe against IU. Maryland stars Melo Trimble and Dez Wells were mostly non-factors, combining for only 19 points. Jake Layman led Maryland with 13 points.
IU virtually controlled the entire game, but Maryland found a way to stay close at the break despite only seven combined points from Trimble and Wells. Indiana, which led 38-35 at halftime, came out of the locker room on a 6-0 run to start the second half and built a lead that swelled to as many as 22 points late in the period.
This story will be updated.
1. HOOSIERS HQ
Guards Yogi Ferrell and Melo Trimble are in the spotlight as Maryland visits Indiana in a first-place showdown tonight, Mike writes.
Maryland coach Mark Turgeon recognizes the value of having great guards, Mike writes.
Four storylines for Indiana’s matchup with Maryland, Mike writes.
The IU women’s basketball has a small margin for error but hopes to finish on the right side of that margin at Penn State tonight, Jon writes.
2. IT’S INDIANA
Ranked for the first time this season, Indiana faces its biggest challenge of the Big Ten season in Maryland, Pete DiPrimio of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel writes.
Big men or guards, Indiana must keep Maryland out of the post, Alden Woods of the Indiana Daily Student writes.
Similarities run deep between No. 13 Maryland and No. 23 Indiana, Jordan Littman of Inside the Hall writes.
Surprise Big Ten contenders Indiana and Maryland square off at Assembly Hall, Don Markus of the Baltimore Sun writes.
Maryland’s three-headed monster spells trouble for IU, Casey Krajewski of the Indiana Daily Student writes.
Highlights of former Hoosier Christian Watford putting up 17 points and 15 rebounds for the Maine Redclaws in a D-League game vs. the Erie Bayhawks, via YouTube.
Former IU soccer player Tommy Thompson is walking in his father’s footsteps with the U.S. U20 national team, ussoccer.com reports.
3. ONE FOR THE ROAD
First place, or at least a share of it, on the line at Assembly Hall, so here’s “First Things First” by Neon Trees.
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