No. 7 Indiana pulls away from Penn St. 72-49

No. 7 Indiana pulls away from Penn St. 72-49
January 23, 2013, 9:24 pm
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Penn State's D.J. Newbill (2) shoots against Indiana's Cody Zeller during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, in Bloomington, Ind. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) Victor Oladipo scored 19 points, and Yogi Ferrell added a season-high 15 to help No. 7 Indiana rout Penn State 72-49 on Wednesday night.

The Hoosiers (17-2, 5-1 Big Ten) survived a sluggish shooting first half with strong defense and used a fast second-half start to reassert their dominance in this series.

D.J. Newbill had 18 points and Jermaine Marshall finished with 12 to lead Penn State (8-11, 0-7), which has lost seven straight overall and 12 straight on the road in league play.

It wasn't pretty.

While limiting Penn State to 29.6 percent shooting in the first half, Indiana used runs of 7-0, 8-2 and 12-5 to take a 33-19 lead.

The Hoosiers wasted no time taking control in the second half, going on an 8-0 spurt in the first 65 seconds to extend the lead to 41-19. Penn State couldn't get closer than 17 points the rest of the way.