Men's Basketball

Final: IU 88, PSU 82

POSTED AT 11:53 AM ON Jan. 8, 2012  (UPDATED AT 02:34 PM ON Jan. 8, 2012)


The IU men’s basketball team came into Sunday as the nation’s leader in three-point field goal percentage at 45.6 percent.

They lived up to their billing.

IU (15-1, 3-1) struck fire from the outside, knocking down 16 three-pointers on Sunday to propel an 88-82 win at Penn State (9-8, 1-3).

The 16 three-pointers fell one short of the school record, 17, which was set in 2002 against Illinois and matched in 2007 against the same Nittany Lions.

The first half outburst was led by IU junior guard Jordan Hulls, who made five three-pointers to give IU a 42-37 halftime lead.

The second half however, was a different story. IU senior guard Matt Roth matched Hulls’ first half three-point total of five to help distance the Hoosiers in the second half.

Sunday also marked the first time that IU won a Big Ten road game since Jan. 21, 2010, when IU beat Penn State, 67-61. Before Sunday’s win, IU was 1-27 in Big Ten road games under IU Coach Tom Crean.


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