Hoosiers can’t find touch, fall to Xavier 80-65

  • 11/24/2007 11:12 pm in

ejclose2.jpgNo. 8 Indiana shot just 38.5 percent from the field and fell to Xavier 80-65 Saturday night in the Chicago Invitational Challenge at the Sears Centre.

The Hoosiers (4-1) hit just 1 of 15 three-point attempts and Stanley Burrell held Eric Gordon in check for most of the game.

Gordon finished with 20 points, but shot just 4 of 12 from the field.

C.J. Anderson and B.J. Raymond led Xavier (4-1) with 19 points each. The Musketeers shot 46 percent and hit 20 of 30 free throws.

The game was close throughout the first half, but foul trouble for D.J. White and Gordon led to a Xavier run that gave the Musketeers an 11-point halftime lead.

Indiana never got closer than eight in the second half.

White played his best game of the season for the Hoosiers, totaling 16 points on 7 of 9 shooting.

However, the Hoosier backcourt struggled from the field. Armon Bassett, Jordan Crawford, Jamarcus Ellis and Gordon combined to shoot just 16 of 50 from the field.

Indiana will return to action Tuesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge opposite Georgia Tech in Assembly Hall.


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