Indiana has no problem with Ball State
Five Hoosiers score in double digits as Indiana cruises
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — No. 1 Indiana 101, Ball State 53: Will Sheehey came off the bench to score a season-high 19 points and lead five players in double figures as the top-ranked Hoosiers had no problem with the visiting Cardinals.
Leading 10-8 with 13:52 left in the opening half, Indiana (6-0) went on an 18-5 run that was started on a jumper by Cody Zeller, who finished with 15 points and eight rebounds. The run was capped by a dunk from Zeller and the rout was on. Indiana led 51-19 at halftime.
Sheehey converted 8 of 9 from the field as the Hoosiers shot 60.3 percent in the contest. Jordan Hulls tallied 17 for the Hoosiers while Victor Oladipo added 13.
Christian Watford contributed a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds as Indiana held a 41-23 edge on the boards.
Majok Majok led the Cardinals (2-2) with 18 points and Jauwan Scaife added 11 before fouling out.
NOTEBOOK: Indiana welcomes No. 9 North Carolina to Bloomington on Tuesday as the featured game of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. … Watford, the active scoring leader among Big Ten players with 1,366 points, moved up to No. 21 on Indiana’s all-time scoring list. Watford also has 15 career double-doubles. … Indiana scored a season-high in points and topped the century mark for the first time since last January, when the Hoosiers scored 103 in a win over Iowa.