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Key moment: Indiana jumped out to a 9-0 start, with Yogi Ferrell scoring all nine points en route to 14 first-half points with seven rebounds and three assists. The helped propel the Hoosiers to a 43-22 lead at halftime. And Indiana never looked back.
Key player: It has to be Ferrell, who hit 7-of-12 shots for a team-high 16 points. The freshman also had eight rebounds and six assists. He was simply sensational.
Key number: 5, Hoosiers in double-figures. In addition to Ferrell, Cody Zeller had 11 points; Jordy Hulls had 10; Vic Oladipo had 11; Will Sheehey had 15 for an IU team that hit 16-of-21 free throws. James Madison was 2-of-4 from the charity stripe.
What’s next: The Hoosiers will play No. 9 Temple in a in a third-round game on Sunday. The Owls knocked off No. 8 N.C. State to advance.
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