OG Anunoby, Indiana roll Delaware State, 103-56, for 25th straight home win
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(AP) OG Anunoby had 19 points and nine rebounds, and three of his teammates also reached double figures as No. 16 Indiana routed Delaware State 103-56 on Monday night.
By avoiding a second straight loss, the Hoosiers (9-2) extended their home winning streak to 25 games – tied for the fifth-longest in school history.
DeVaughn Mallory led Delaware State with 14 points. Kobe Gantz added 13 for the Hornets (3-10), who have lost five of six.
But with Anunoby playing his best offensive game of the season and his usually stout defense, Delaware State never tied the score or took the lead in its first trip to Assembly Hall.
The Hoosiers were up 20-10 less than 6 minutes into the game, extended the lead to 54-30 at halftime and led 90-42 with 6 minutes to play.
Anunoby was 9 of 11 from the field, 1 of 3 on 3-pointers and had four blocks, two steals and two assists.
James Blackmon Jr. finished with 18 points, Robert Johnson had 16 and Thomas Bryant added 14 points and six rebounds for Indiana, which shot 66.7 percent from the field.
Delaware State: The Hornets, who won at St. John’s in November, were no match for the defending Big Ten champs. They are 0-33 against opponents from the Big Ten and a long way from being competitive with college basketball’s big boys.
Indiana: Showed again it can rebound in style against an inferior opponent at Assembly Hall. Perhaps the most impressive part of the night was the offense. The Big Ten’s top scoring team has put up 100 or more points four times this season.
Delaware State: Plays at Iowa on Thursday, the third stop on its six-game road trip.
Indiana: Puts its home winning streak on the line again Thursday against Austin Peay.