Gordon’s 30 leads IU past Wilmington, 95-71
After trailing 18-8 early in the first half, No. 8 Indiana went on a 44-14 run and crushed visiting UNC Wilmington 95-71 Tuesday night in Assembly Hall.
The win moved Indiana to 3-0 this season and extended their winning streak at Assembly Hall to 20.
Eric Gordon led the way for the Hoosiers with 30 points.
Gordon was 8 of 12 from the field and 12 of 13 from the free throw line. He also added six assists and three steals.
Gordon’s running mate in the backcourt, Armon Bassett, had 19 points on 5 of 8 shooting. Jordan Crawford came off the bench to score 15 points and D.J. White had 12.
The Hoosiers shot 60 percent from the field and hit 24 of 28 free throws for 85 percent.
The Seahawks (1-2) struggled after their early 10-point lead, committing 17 first-half turnovers. In all, UNC Wilmington committed 26 turnovers, leading to 43 points by Indiana.
Todd Hendley led UNC Wilmington with 20 points.
Indiana returns to action on Friday night at 8:30 against Illinois State in the Chicago Invitational Challenge at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. That game will be shown on the Big Ten Network.