It was a blow out from the start as IU freshman Yogi Ferrell scored the first nine points for the Hoosiers. Ferrell ended the game with 16 points (led team), 6 assists and 8 rebounds in his first tournament game, which is a great sign for his teammates. IU spread the love and had five different players score in double figures in the route. They shot over 50% from the game, near 40% from the three and 76.2% from the foul line. They out-rebounded the Dukes and had 10 more assists.
James Madison tried their hardest but they could not weather the Hoosier storm. Andre Nation scored 24 for the Dukes and led all scorers in that category. His teammate Charles Cook pitched in 18 points off of the bench, but that was it for players scoring in double-digits for James Madison.
The Hoosiers will face the Temple Owls on Sunday for the right to go to the Sweet 16. The Owls should not be overlooked. They blew out NC State today and have the make up to present Indiana with some problems. I expect IU to win but this one could be interesting.