Hoosiers hit stride in 2nd half, hammer TCU

  • 12/10/2008 10:20 pm in

After leading by just four at halftime, Indiana played its best 20 minutes of the season Wednesday night en route to a 66-56 win over Texas Christian at Assembly Hall.

A 9-0 run, capped by a Nick Williams layup with 8:55 remaining, pushed the Hoosier lead to 51-33. Indiana (5-4) led by as many as 23 before TCU closed the game with a 12-0 run of its own.

Devan Dumes scored 20 points to lead IU and Tom Pritchard had a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Nick Williams added 11 points and Daniel Moore dished out seven assists.

The Hoosiers forced 21 turnovers, had 11 steals, hit 16 of 20 free throws and out-rebounded TCU 31-25.

Zvonko Buljan paced the Horned Frogs (7-4) with 19 points. The loss snapped a six-game winning streak for TCU, its longest since the 1998-1999 season.

Unbeaten at home: The Hoosiers improved their home record to 4-0.

Still no Jones: Verdell Jones III missed his third consecutive game with concussion-like symptoms following a collision in the Cornell game. Jones is considered day-to-day.

Up next: The Hoosiers return to action Saturday at 4PM against Kentucky in Rupp Arena. The game will be televised by CBS.

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