Indiana No.4 uses big run at the end of half time to rout Norfolk St

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BLOOMINGTON, Indiana (AP) – Mackenzie Holmes and Aleksa Gulbe each scored 22 points to help the No.4 Indiana beat Norfolk State 72-42 on Tuesday night.

Holmes, who was named the Big Ten Player of the Week on Monday, scored 18 of his points in the first half. The Hoosiers (3-0) led just 22-21 in the second quarter before scoring the final 17 halftime points to enter the 18-split.

Indiana, which moved up to 4th in Monday’s poll for the school’s best ranking to date, committed 22 turnovers but allowed just 23 points.

Norfolk State (2-2) was led by Deja Frances, who scored 12 points for the Spartans. Norfolk State shot only 25% from the field.


BIG PICTURE

Norfolk State: The Spartans battled their second straight Big Ten opponent after losing by 40 to No.21 Ohio State on Sunday.

Indiana: The Hoosiers continued their victory over the Kentucky No.19 with a slow start, but picked up the pace late in the second quarter and into the second half.

FOLLOWING

Norfolk State: Coming home to face the College of Charleston, the first of two back-to-back home games.

Indiana: Quinnipiac visits Saturday during the first meeting between the two programs.

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