Big second half lifts IU over Rutgers

Big second half lifts IU over Rutgers

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - James Blackmon Jr. scored 20 points Saturday and Nick Zeisloft made two 3-pointers in a late 8-0 run to send No. 22 Indiana past Rutgers 72-64.

The victory ended the Hoosiers' first two-game losing streak of the season, and kept Indiana (16-6, 6-3) second in the Big Ten.

Myles Mack scored 20 of his 24 points in the second half and Junior Etou added 13 for the Scarlet Knights (10-13, 2-8). Rutgers has lost six straight.

Rutgers took an early lead, kept it for most of the first 16 minutes and charged back early in the second half with Mack's 3-point flurry. The Scarlet Knights extended the lead to 49-43 with 12:34 left.

Indiana tied the score at 52 and took the lead for good on the first 3 from Zeisloft, which made it 59-57 with 6:35 to go.

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