Turnovers, Govens doom Hoosiers in 80-54 loss

  • 11/25/2008 4:32 pm in

After trailing by just five at halftime, Indiana couldn’t withstand a 19-0 run early in the second half and fell to St. Joseph’s 80-54 Tuesday afternoon in the Maui Invitational.

After IU got within one at 34-33 with 18:05 remaining on a Tom Pritchard dunk, the Hawks (2-2) reeled off 19 straight points fueled by seven Hoosier turnovers. In all, IU committed 23 turnovers.

Darrin Govins scored 23 points to lead St. Joseph’s. Govins hit his first six 3-point attempts and finished 7 of 9 from behind the arc.

Three other Hawks scored in double figures: Ahmad Nivins (18), Garrett Williamson (11) and Tasheed Carr (10).

The Hoosiers (2-2) shot just 37 percent from the field, 65 percent from the foul line and failed to have a scorer reach double figures for the first time this season.

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