Sunday , Nov , 27 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Hoosiers rout Western Illinois

Macomb, IL (Sports Network) – Marco Killingsworth scored 22 points on 8-of-11
shooting and four other Indiana players finished in double figures, as the
20th-ranked Hoosiers routed Western Illinois, 102-79, at Western Hall.

Robert Vaden also had 22 points and added eight assists, while Roderick
Wilmont netted 15 points to help the Hoosiers (3-0) post their third
consecutive easy win to start the season.

Indiana shot 58 percent from the field and made a sizzling 16-of-26 three-
point attempts on the night. Vaden finished 4-of-6 from beyond the arc, Errek
Suhr hit 4-of-5 of his long distance shots in a 12-point effort, and Wilmont
went 3-of-6.

The Leathernecks (1-2) also shot well from three-point range, making 13-of-22
shots. Marlon Mahorn paced Western Illinois with 17 points and David Jackson
recorded 16 in defeat.

After the Leathernecks’ Fred Oguns opened the scoring with a basket, Indiana
reeled off the next 10 points and built a double-digit lead when a
Killingsworth layup less than four minutes in made the score 15-5.

Suhr and Wilmont buried three-pointers during an 8-0 run, which put the
Hoosiers up 28-16 midway through the first half, but back-to-back triples by
Jackson and Troy Okeson pulled Western Illinois within 10 less than two
minutes later.

That would be the closest the Leathernecks would get. Indiana outscored WIU
16-5 over a four-plus minute span to build a 47-25 advantage late in the half,
and cruised into the break with a huge 53-32 lead.

Killingsworth made all seven of his first-half field goal attempts and ended
with 17 points.

The margin reached 30 points when Wilmont’s layup with just over four minutes
to play made the score 96-66. Indiana led by as many as 32 before Western
Illinois closed out the contest with a 9-0 run over the final 2:21.

Game Notes

Wilmont had a game-high nine rebounds in the win…Mahorn went 4-of-5 from
three-point range and Jackson finished 3-of-4 from beyond the arc…Indiana
began the season with blowout home wins over Nicholls State and Florida
A&M…Western Illinois has dropped two straight after beating Harris-Stowe in
its season opener…The Hoosiers won last year’s meeting between the teams by
only a 64-60 score.