Indiana State upsets No. 18 Hoosiers
Terre Haute, IN (Sports Network) – David Moss scored 19 points, as the Indiana
State Sycamores upset the 18th-ranked Indiana Hoosiers, 72-67, at the Hulman
Tyson Schnitker added 19 points for Indiana State (4-0), while Gabriel Moore
chipped in 13 points.
Ben Allen led the Hoosiers (4-2) with 21 points and was 5-of-6 from the three-
point line, as Indiana lost for the first time since falling to top-ranked
Duke last week. Robert Vaden netted 12 points in defeat.
The Sycamores used a strong second half for the upset victory, outscoring the
Hoosiers 42-32 in the final 20 minutes.
Indiana headed into the break with a 35-30 advantage. Allen ended the first
half of action with 13 points and was 3-of-3 from beyond the arc.
The Hoosiers opened the second half with a 6-0 spurt to take an 11-point lead
in the half’s first three minutes.
Indiana State responded with a 16-2 run that was capped by a Darron Evans
layup giving the Sycamores a 46-43 lead with around 14 1/2 minutes remaining
in the second half.
With 8:15 to go, Trent Wurtz drove hard to the net, converting a reverse
layup, giving the Sycamores a 59-51 lead.
Earl Calloway hit a layup with 3:20 to play, putting the Hoosiers down two
points at 63-61.
Marco Killingsworth hit a short jump shot with 1:05 remaining and Marshall
Strickland hit two free throws with 40.3 seconds to go, putting the Hoosiers
On the ensuing inbounds play, Wurtz snuck behind the Indiana defense and
easily layed in two points for a 68-65 lead.
Calloway hit two from the charity stripe with 34 seconds left making it a one
point game once again for Indiana.
With 6.6 seconds left, Vaden missed a free throw that the Sycamores were able
to rebound. They then iced the game with free throws.
With around 11 1/2 minutes to go in the first half, Jeremiah Wise gave Indiana
State a 16-12 lead after hitting a 15-foot jump shot.
With the Sycamores leading 26-25, Allen drilled a long three-pointer, putting
the Hoosiers ahead at 28-26 with 5 1/2 minutes to play in the opening half.
Indiana State is 3-0 at home…The Hoosiers still lead the all-time series at
16-5…The Sycamores committed only 12 turnovers, while Indiana had
22…Coming into the game, Indiana had been one of the nation’s most
impressive teams offensively, as the Hoosiers were averaging 89.4 ppg through
five outings on 55.6 percent shooting from the field, including 50.5 percent
accuracy from three-point range. The Hoosiers shot 44.4 percent overall in
this game, including 33.3 percent from three-point land.