BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) The Indiana State Sycamores arrived at Assembly Hall confident and hungry Friday night.
They took home one of the most memorable opening-night stories in school history.
Brenton Scott scored 24 points, Jordan Barnes added 18 and the Sycamores made 17 3-pointers as they routed Indiana 90-69 in Archie Miller’s debut game as the Hoosiers coach.
”It feels good. It does. I’m not gonna lie,” Indiana State coach Greg Lansing said. ”I have a tremendous respect for this place. I played for my dad and I always thought he was kind of like a Bobby Knight. I know coach Knight, I’m friends with Pat (Knight). But this is a good win for the program.”
Actually, it was a stunning night for a team that’s not even expected to contend for the Missouri Valley Conference title.
It may be time to rethink that after the way the Sycamores (1-0) dominated their in-state rival.
Indiana State shot 59.2 percent from the field, forced 19 turnovers, even outrebounded the bigger, stronger Hoosiers. And they made 17 of 26 from beyond the arc, easily surpassing UNCG’s three-year-old record (14) by an opponent on Indiana’s home court.
Even Miller tipped his hat.
”I haven’t seen 17 3s go in at that rate in a long time,” he said. ”That was an
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