Bloomington, IN (Sports Network) - Victor Oladipo scored 19 points, and
seventh-ranked Indiana pounded Penn State, 72-49, at Assembly Hall.
Kevin Ferrell added 15 points and Will Sheehey scored 12 for the Hoosiers
(17-2, 5-1 Big Ten), who have won two in a row since a 64-59 home loss to
Wisconsin last Tuesday.
D.J. Newbill had 18 points and Jermaine Marshall added 12 for Penn State
(8-11, 0-7), which suffered its seventh straight loss. The Nittany Lions fell
to 0-4 in true road games this season. They have lost 14 in a row on the road
since a 62-54 victory at Boston College on Nov. 30, 2011.
Ferrell sank a 3-pointer and a jumper to cap a game-opening 7-0 burst. A layup
from Jon Graham brought the Nittany Lions within seven points with 4 1/2
The Hoosiers surged with an ensuing 20-5 burst that lasted into the early
stages of the second half. After holding a 33-19 lead at the break, Ferrell
and Jordan Hulls opened the second half with consecutive 3-pointers. Oladipo's
layup culminated the push for a 41-19 margin only a minute into the second
Oladipo's 3-pointer with under 14 minutes left created a 24-point difference,
and the Hoosiers coasted to their fifth straight win over Penn State, which
finished at 33 percent from the field.
Christian Watford had 10 points and nine rebounds for the Hoosiers, who own a
33-9 mark in the all-time series. That includes a 74-51 triumph at Penn State
on Jan. 7 ... Penn State's last Big Ten road win came March 6, 2011 at
Minnesota ... Indiana will host No. 13 Michigan State Sunday, while Penn
State's next game is Saturday at home against No. 14 Ohio State.
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