NCAA Game Summary - Sam Houston State at Indiana|
(Thursday, November 15th)
Final Score: (1) Indiana 99, Sam Houston State 45
Bloomington, IN (Sports Network) - Christian Watford led five players in
double digits with 23 points, as the top-ranked Indiana Hoosiers steamrolled
Sam Houston State, 99-45, at Assembly Hall.
Will Sheehey tallied 18 points for the Hoosiers (3-0), who next face Georgia
on Monday. Victor Oladipo added 14 points, seven rebounds and four steals in
"We played with a lot of passion," said Indiana coach Tom Crean. "We always
play hard, we always work extremely hard; I have no complaints with that
Paul Baxter scored nine for the Bearkats (1-2), who host Southern Miss four
days from now. Marquel McKinney had eight points and Nathaniel Mason posted
seven points in defeat.
"I apologize for our performance tonight," said Sam Houston State coach Jason
Hooten. "We are better than that. We were not very good tonight and I am
embarrassed by it. Not taking anything away from Indiana, they have a great
team and they had a lot to do with our performance, but we didn't do a lot of
the things that we've been taught and that's disappointing as a coach."
The Hoosiers were in control from the outset, scoring 16 of the game's first
18 points through the first six-plus minutes thanks to a pair of triples from
Jordan Hulls and one from Oladipo. Watford later drained a trey and it was
A Cody Zeller lay-in pushed the edge to 20 with 7:53 left in the first half,
and the lead ballooned to as much as 31, 50-19, after Zeller finished off a
three-point play inside of a minute left.
Indiana went to the break up 52-25 thanks to 60 percent shooting from the
The Hoosiers eclipsed the 40-point margin with 7:44 remaining on two free
throws from Sheehey which made it 79-38. It was a 52-point advantage for the
hosts on a three-pointer by Austin Etherington with 2:37 left that made it
Indiana connected on 56.6 percent from the field ... Zeller finished with 13
points and seven rebounds in 22 minutes ... Hulls added 10 points, five boards
and five assists ... The Hoosiers swiped the ball 11 times, helping SHS commit
19 turnovers altogether ... Indiana also won the battle of the boards by a
11/15 23:06:07 ET