At the buzzer: Duke 90, Indiana 69
Quick thoughts on a 90-69 loss at Duke:
How it happened: This one was over quickly for Indiana at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Duke was the aggressor early and scored at will to build a 12-point lead less than seven minutes into the contest. Indiana’s defense, a strength through the first six games, was beaten early and often by Duke. The Hoosiers compounded their problems with turnovers. Duke capitalized in a major way as the Blue Devils scored 19 points off of 14 IU first half turnovers. By halftime, Duke led by 24 and the lead stretched all the way to 27 points with 12:30 to play. The second half was essentially a draw, but the game had long been decided by then. It was a disappointing effort and performance from an IU team that is now 0-2 away from Bloomington.
Standout performers: Evan Fitzner came off the bench to score 12 points (3-of-3 on 3s) and De’Ron Davis also put together a strong showing with 10 points in a reserve role.
Statistics that stands out: It was a poor showing all around for Indiana as the Hoosiers allowed a season-high 1.16 points per possession, committed 20 turnovers and shot just 39.1 percent from the field.
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