Indiana thumps Howard
Bloomington, IN (Sports Network) - Jordan Hulls led six Indiana players in double figures with 16 points, as the 17th-ranked Hoosiers pounded Howard, 107-50, at Assembly Hall.
Cody Zeller, Verdell Jones III and Will Sheehey scored 12 points apiece for Indiana, which is off to its first 11-0 start since 1975-76. Victor Oladipo and Christian Watford both finished with 10 points.
The Hoosiers played their first home game since Watford's three-pointer at the buzzer game them a 73-72 victory over then-No. 1 Kentucky on December 10.
Indiana posted 27 assists on 35 made field goals.
"Our guys were completely locked in; they played with a relentless spirit, their energy was tremendous," said Indiana head coach Tom Crean.
Simuel Frazier had 13 points to pace the Bison (3-9), who have lost 27 straight on the road.
"Tom must have gave his team one heck of a speech," said Howard head coach Kevin Nickelberry. "They were coming off a good Kentucky game, and a good Notre Dame game. We were hoping that they would be underestimating us. They came out as hungry as I have ever seen them."
Howard, which held a lead on two occasions early in the contest, tied the game at 5-5 on a Mike Phillips jumper before the game became a rout.
The Hoosiers shot 67 percent from the floor, including 9-of-14 from three- point range, during a first half in which they outscored Howard by a 52-15 margin. The Bison made just 6-of-32 shots (18.8 percent) in the opening 20 minutes.
Hulls nearly matched Howard's first-half production with 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting from beyond the arc.
Indiana led by as many as 60 in the second half.
Howard has not won a road game since January 18, 2010 against Norfolk State...Remy Abell contributed nine points and five assists for Indiana...The Bison committed 19 turnovers...Howard's Prince Okoroh had nine points and seven rebounds.
12/19 21:59:01 ET