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No. 7 ranked IU dismantles visiting Iowa

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


AP Sports Writer

BLOOMINGTON -- Indiana knocked out Iowa with its one-two combination Wednesday night.

D.J. White scored 19 points and Eric Gordon added 17 as the seventh-ranked Hoosiers extended their winning streak to 13 with a 65-43 victory over Iowa.

Indiana (17-1, 6-0) has now won 29 in a row at Assembly Hall, the nation's fourth-longest home winning streak. It's the best start in Big Ten play and the longest winning span at Indiana since 1992-93. The Hoosiers' only loss this season came Nov. 24 against Xavier.

Iowa (9-11, 2-5) was led by Tony Freeman with 14 points but was plagued by 20 turnovers and struggled to contend with Indiana's deep roster and better athletes. It was Iowa's second loss to Indiana this season.

Unlike the previous game, though, which Indiana held on to win 79-76, this one wasn't close.

The Hoosiers took control early with a 9-0 run, building a 14-5 lead they never relinquished. Indiana scored 20 points off turnovers in the first half, closed the half with four straight points and opened the second half with a 6-2 flurry that extended the lead to 43-28 with 16:12 left.

It was all the Hoosiers needed.

Iowa closed to 46-35 with 13:29 left, courtesy of a 7-1 run, but the Hoosiers sealed the outcome by scoring eight straight points to make it 54-35.

The Hawkeyes left Bloomington with their most lopsided loss in the series since a 110-79 defeat on March 12, 1995, and matched their lowest point total of the season. Iowa also scored 43 points in an upset of Michigan State on Jan. 12.

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