No. 9 Indiana cruises to a 42-point win over Houston Baptist

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Tom Crean

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — James Blackmon Jr. scored 18 points, Robert Johnson added 16, and No. 9 Indiana dominated Houston Baptist 103-61 on Saturday.

Thomas Bryant finished with nine points and 13 rebounds for the Hoosiers, who outrebounded Houston Baptist 45-31.

The Hoosiers (8-1) ran their offense with a heavy emphasis on ball movement, tallying a total of 19 assists on 33 field goals.

The Huskies (3-5) trailed Indiana by as many as 42 points. The Hoosiers made 12 3-pointers, while Houston Baptist finished with only two. Indiana had five players score in double figures and relied heavily on its bench. The Hoosiers’ bench outscored Houston Baptist’s bench 37-9.

Colter Lasher finished with 18 points for the Huskies.

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