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Hoosiers roll past winless Delta Devils

Associated Press Published: November 28, 2016 4:00 AM
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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- OG Anunoby scored 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds, Robert Johnson added 14 points and No. 3 Indiana routed Mississippi Valley State 85-52 on Sunday.

Thomas Bryant had 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Hoosiers (4-1), who had no problem handling the winless Delta Devils, despite being without James Blackmon Jr. The Big Ten's second-leading scorer missed the game because of a knee injury.

The Hoosiers led by as many as 17 points in the first half, and their largest lead of the game was 35. Twenty of Indiana's baskets came by way of an assist, with Josh Newkirk and Curtis Jones combining for 11. The Hoosiers outscored the Delta Devils 34-20 in the paint and 19-8 in second-chance points.

Mississippi Valley State (0-8) shot only 31 percent from the floor (21-67). Indiana took advantage of the Delta Devils' misses, outrebounding Mississippi Valley State 48-26.

Rashaan Surles led the Delta Devils with 14 points and Isaac Williams had 13.

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NO. 11 GONZAGA 73 NO. 21 IOWA STATE 71

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Nigel Williams-Goss scored 18 points and Gonzaga nearly blew an 18-point second-half lead against Iowa State in the AdvoCare Invitational championship game.

Josh Perkins added 12 points, and Przemek Karnowki had 11 for Gonzaga (6-0).

Deonte Burton scored 21 of his 29 in the second half for Iowa State (5-1).

NO. 15 ST. MARY'S 76UAB 63

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LAS VEGAS -- Jock Landale scored 20 points to lead St. Mary's past UAB.

Landale was 9 of 11 from the field for St. Mary's (5-0). The Gaels outscored UAB (3-3) 30-16 during a 14-minute stretch in the first half to open their largest lead of the game, 40-23.

Chris Cokley had a season-high 20 points for the Blazers.

NO. 16 WISCONSIN 95PRAIRIE VIEW A&M 50

MADISON, Wis. -- Nigel Hayes scored a season-high 17 points to lead Wisconsin.

Hayes was 5 of 5 from the field and 7 of 8 from the free-throw line. Bronson Koenig and Zak Showalter each scored 11 points for the Badgers (5-2). Zachary Hamilton led the Panthers (2-5) with 15 points.

VALPARAISO 79 BALL STATE 73

VALPARAISO, Ind. -- Alec Peters had 23 points, going 11 of 12 from the line, and grabbed eight rebounds to help Valparaiso beat Ball State.

Valpo (6-1) trailed by three at intermission, but used an eight-point spurt midway through the second half to go up 51-44. The lead reached 11 on Tevonn Walker's layup with 1:40 left. Franko House's layup with 21 seconds left drew Ball State to within seven at 77-70, but Lexus Williams hit a pair of free throws and the Cardinals ran out of time.

Shane Hammink scored 16 points for the Crusaders. Williams finished with 14 points, five boards and six steals, while Walker ended with 11. Valpo was just 4 of 17 on 3-point attempts but went 21 of 25 from the line.

Ball State (3-3) was led by Francis Kiapway and Ryan Weber with 15 points apiece. Trey Moses added 13 points and nine boards.


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