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Blackmon, Jr., leads Hoosiers to 95-73 win over Iowa in Big Ten Tournament

James Blackmon, Jr. (Source: Indiana University Athletics) James Blackmon, Jr. (Source: Indiana University Athletics)

WASHINGTON (AP) - James Blackmon Jr. and Indiana buried Iowa under a barrage of long distance shots, and the Hoosiers used a huge second half to notch a 95-73 victory Thursday night in the Big Ten Tournament.
    
Indiana (18-14) used the 3-pointer to turn a close game into a rout. It was 48-all before Blackmon, Devonte Green and Josh Newkirk combined to connect five times from behind the arc during a 30-11 blitz.
    
The 10th-seeded Hoosiers will next face second-seeded Wisconsin in the quarterfinals Friday night. Indiana was 3-10 in the Big Ten Tournament over the previous 10 years.
    
Indiana went 12 for 20 from 3-point range, including 6 for 8 after halftime. Blackmon scored 23 points and De'Ron Davis added 15.
    
Jordan Bohannon led seventh-seeded Iowa (18-14) with 24 points. The Hawkeyes entered the tournament with a four-game winning streak, including victories over Indiana, Maryland and Wisconsin.
    
Iowa trailed only 43-40 at halftime but was outscored 52-33 over the final 20 minutes.

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