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Hoosiers snap Big Ten road skid on flurry of 3s

Jordan Hulls, driving past Jermaine Marshall in the first half, led Indiana with a career-high 28 points, including seven 3s.

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Jordan Hulls, driving past Jermaine Marshall in the first half, led Indiana with a career-high 28 points, including seven 3s.

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — The Penn State crowd collectively gasped after the 3-pointer left Indiana guard Matt Roth's hands.

The way the Hoosiers were shooting from long range all game, it was as if the fans knew the basket would be good before the ball even sailed through the hoop.

Roth and backcourt mate Jordan Hulls combined to hit 12 of No. 12 Indiana's season-high 16 3-pointers to help the Hoosiers snap a 16-game Big Ten road losing streak and hold on for an 88-82 victory over the Nittany Lions on Sunday.

"It's a testament to how well we moved the ball," Roth said. "We had a lot of inside-out stuff to get us started. That's always nice to get that shot when you're shooting 3s and it's coming from the middle."

Whether they were spotting up from the top of the key, the wings or the corners, the shots fell at a blistering 66 percent clip (16-of-24). Hulls had a career-high 28 points, and Roth, who made 5 of 6 3-pointers, finished with 22.

Cheered on by a healthy sprinkling of fans wearing Indiana red, the Hoosiers (15-1, 3-1 Big Ten) won a regular-season road conference game for the first time since a 67-61 win at Penn State on Jan. 21, 2010.

NO. 16 MICH. 59, NO. 18 WIS. 41: Tim Hardaway Jr. had 17 points as the host Wolverines (13-3, 3-1 Big Ten) snapped a 10-game skid against the Badgers (12-5, 1-3), who have lost three straight.

ARIZONA ST.: Sophomore guard Keala King, the team's leading scorer, left the program after being suspended for "unacceptable conduct."

Women

FSU 75, VA. TECH 40: Natasha Howard had 12 of her 16 points in the first 10 minutes, and the visiting Seminoles (10-7, 2-1 ACC) took a 30-4 lead.

S. CAROLINA 49, UF 44: The visiting Gamecocks used an 18-2 run to go up 31-14 in the first half and held off a late rally by the Gators (11-5, 1-2 SEC).

NO. 5 Maryland. 78, NO. 25 UNC 72, OT: Tianna Hawkins put back a missed free throw with 1:49 left in overtime to give the visiting Terrapins (16-0, 3-0 ACC) the lead for good against the Tar Heels (12-3, 2-1).

NO. 6 TENN. 69, ARKANSAS 38: Glory Johnson had 15 points and 14 rebounds for the visiting Volunteers (12-3, 3-0), who won their 36th straight SEC game.

NO. 7 DUKE 83, N.C. STATE 59: Richa Jackson scored a career-high 21 to lead five players in double figures for the host Blue Devils (12-2, 3-0 ACC).

NO. 9 TEXAS A&M 75, OKLAHOMA 58: Tyra White had 20 points for the host Aggies (10-3, 1-1 Big 12), who pulled away with a late 8-1 run.

NO. 11 KY. 88, MISS. ST. 40: Keyla Snowden scored 22 for the host Wildcats (14-2, 3-0), who set a school record for margin of victory in SEC play.

ST. JOHN'S 72, NO. 14 L'VILLE 64: Eugeneia McPherson had 16 points for the Red Storm, who won their ninth straight at home and snapped a six-game winning streak by the Cardinals (13-3, 2-1 Big East).

NO. 16 GEORGIA 70, AUBURN 45: Jasmine James and Jasmine Hassell scored 14 each for the visiting Bulldogs (13-3, 2-1 SEC), who forced 30 turnovers and had a 47-35 rebounding edge.

NO. 19 NEBRASKA 77, IOWA 72: Lindsey Moore had 22 points and nine assists for the visiting Cornhuskers (14-1, 3-0 Big Ten), who rallied with a late 12-2 run.

NO. 21 DELAWARE 66, GEORGE MASON 54: NCAA scoring leader Elena Delle Donne had 40 points and 15 rebounds for the visiting Blue Hens (12-1, 3-0 CAA).

NO. 24 VANDY 68, OLE MISS 52: Tiffany Clarke matched a season high with 19 points and had 10 rebounds for the host Commodores (13-2, 1-1 SEC).

NO. 20 DEPAUL: Senior forward Keisha Hampton is out for the season after having exploratory right knee surgery.

Hoosiers snap Big Ten road skid on flurry of 3s 01/08/12 [Last modified: Sunday, January 8, 2012 10:05pm]
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