Hoosiers shut down Evansville shooters 77-46
Jeremy Hollowell scored a career-high 18 points and freshman Noah Vonleh added 13 points and 12 rebounds Tuesday, leading Indiana past Evansville 77-46.
The Hoosiers (6-1) rebounded from their first loss this season with a defensive effort that completely locked down one of the nation's best shooting teams.
D.J. Balentine, the nation's No. 4 scorer, finished with a season-low 14 points after scoring at least 29 in each of his first five games as the Purple Aces (5-1) failed to go 6-0 for the first time since Jerry Sloan's senior season of 1964-65. Duane Gibson added 10 for Evansville.
It was never close.
The Hoosiers scored the first 12 points, extended the lead to as much as 20 in the first half and never let the Purple Aces get within single digits in the second half.
Evansville dropped to 0-9 all-time in the series.
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