Result Morehead State Eagles 59-92 Indiana Hoosiers in 2015 College Basketball
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23 turnovers on the night for Morehead State

Indiana leading scorers: Troy Williams with 16, Ferrell and Blackmon Jr. with 15 points

Leading scorers: Morehead State: Lyonell Gaines with 13 points

FINAL: Indiana 92, Morehead State 59

2nd (:6): Gaines nails a 3

2nd (1:16): Maitland makes both FTs. 92-56 IU

2nd (1): Maitland fouled and will shoot 2

2nd (2:11): Johnson makes both FTs

2nd (2): Johnson fouled and will shoot 2

2nd (2): Williams for 2

2nd (3:08): Maitland makes the first and the second

2nd (3): Foul charged to Niego for IU. Maitland will shoot 2

2nd (3): Williams goes coast to coast for the lay in

2nd (3:50): Ferrell makes both FTs

With 3:50 to go in the second half, Indiana leads Morehead State, 84-52

2nd (3): Ferrell is fouled and will shoot 2 out of the timeout

2nd (4): Blackmon Jr. hangs in the air for 2

2nd (4:44): Ferrell makes both FTs

2nd (4): Ferrell fouled on the drive. Will shoot 2

2nd (5:12): Gaines makes the first and the second

2nd (5): Gaines is fouled and will shoot 2

2nd (5): Ferrell to Bryant for the alley oop

2nd (6:22): Ferrell to Bryant for the flush

2nd (6:34): Collins makes both. 76-50 IU

2nd (6:34): Collins is fouled and will once again shoot 2

2nd (6): Ferrell goes coast to coast for a lay in

2nd (6:57): Collins makes both FTs

2nd (6:57): Bielfeldt commits a foul on the rebound and Collins will shoot 2

2nd (6:59): Beamon makes the first and misses the second

2nd (6): Beamon is fouled and will shoot 2

Blackmon Jr. leads IU in scoring with 13 while Bielfeldt and Williams have 12

With 7:07 remaining, Indiana leads Morehead State, 74-45

2nd (7): Ball out of bounds to MS and that brings us to the under-8 TO

2nd (7): Marrero for 2 for MS

2nd (7): Bielfeldt for 2 for IU

2nd (8): 14-2 run for MS in the last 5 minutes

2nd (8): Beamon lays it in for MS

2nd (8:54): Moon completes the 3-point play

2nd (8): Moon lays it in and is fouled

2nd (9): Jump ball and MS will get it on the alternating possession

2nd (9): Moon for 2 for MS

2nd (9:47): Gaines makes the first and the second

2nd (9): Foul charged to Hartman. Gaines will shoot 1-and-1

2nd (9): MS ball out of the timeout

With 9:52 to go in the first half, Indiana leads Morehead State, 72-34

2nd (9): Indiana calls a timeout

2nd (10:36): Beamon makes the first and misses the second

2nd (10): Beamon is fouled by Williams, his fourth, and Beamon will shoot 2

2nd (10): Anunoby player control foul

2nd (11): Moon gets blocked by 2 Hoosiers. MS ball still

2nd (11:47): Collins misses the first and makes the second

With 11:47 to play in the second half, Indiana leads Morehead State, 72-32

2nd (11): Collins is fouled and will shoot 2 after the break

2nd (12): Foul on Bryant for IU

2nd (12): Williams tries for an acrobatice put back dunk, but goes over the top. MS ball

2nd (12): MS with another turnover. IU leads 72-32

2nd (13): Arrington commits a foul and is fouled out for MS

2nd (13): Easy lay in for Hartman

2nd (13:25): Williams completes the 3-point play

2nd (13): Williams lays it in for MS and will shoot one after being fouled.

2nd (13:45): Blackmon Jr. makes the front end and misses the second, but Hartman lays it in

2nd (13): Blcoking foul on Arrington for MS. Blackmon Jr. for a 1-and-1

2nd (14): Collins is blocked by Bielfeldt. MS keeps possession

2nd (14): Collins steps out of bounds for the Eagles' 19 turnover

2nd (14:54): Bryant makes both FTs

With 14:54 to go in the second half, Indiana leads Morehead State, 65-29

2nd (14): Bryant fouled going up and will shoot 2 after the break

2nd (15): Blackmon Jr. nails a 3 for IU. 65-29 IU

2nd (16): Johnson lays it in for IU

2nd (16): Blackmon Jr. grabs an offensive rebound and puts it back

2nd (16): Bryant fouled on the block. Already 6 team fouls on MS

2nd (16:57): Williams misses the first and the second

2nd (16): Williams gets fouled again going to the basket. He'll shoot 2

2nd (17): Offensive foul on Gaines

2nd (17:30): Elechi commits a foul on Williams who lays it in and completes another 3 point play

2nd (17): Great block by WIlliams, but Dicent tracks down the loose ball and lays it in

2nd (17): Collins travels and another turnover for MS

2nd (18:07): Williams completes the three point play

2nd (18): Great take by Williams as he lays it in and is fouled. He'll shoot 1

2nd (18:34): Collins makes the first and misses the second

2nd (18): Collins takes it hard to the rim and Bryant commits a foul. 2 shots for Collins

2nd (19): Blocking foul in transition on Dicent for MS

2nd (19): Bryant with an offensive rebound and the putback

2nd (20): IU ball to start the second half

Back here for the second half. MS had 16 fouls and 16 turnovers in the first half and find themselves down 24

I'm Josh Eastern and I'll be back in about 13 minutes for the second half

Much better defensive half for IU as they forced 16 turnovers

Indiana's leading scorer is Bielfeldt with 10. Ferrell has 9

Morehead State's leading scorers are Dicent and Gaines with 6

HALFTIME: Indiana 50, Morehead State 26

1st (:6): Zeisloft hits a 3 and Gaines lays it in for MS right before the buzzer

1st (:30): Ferrell hits a jumper

1st (45.5): Dicent makes the front end of the 1-and-1 and misses the second

1st (:45): MS misses a few shots then Zeisloft misses a 3 before Johnson commits a foul. Dicent at the line

1st (1): Offensive foul on Johnson

1st (1): Offensive foul on Moon, his 4th foul

1st (1:53): He misses the first and makes the second

1st (1): Foul on Harris for MS. Johnson will shoot 2

1st (2): ANOTHER tunrover for MS. That is their 14th

1st (2:33): He makes the first and misses the second

1st (2): Foul on MS and Blackmon back at the line

1st (2): Gaines drives and lays it in for MS

1st (3:15): Blackmon Jr. makes the first and the second

1st (3): Blackmon Jr. is fouled on the putback. Moon commits the foul, his second

1st (3): Gaines makes the first and the second

1st (3:40): Gaines will shoot 2 for MS out of the timeout

Bielfeldt leads IU with 10 points and IU is on a 29-6 run in the last 9:32. Much more intensity on defense from the Hoosiers

With 3:40 to play in the first half, Indiana leads Morehead State, 41-19

1st (3): Foul on IU and that brings us to a timeout

1st (4): Bielfeldt lays it in after a Blackmon Jr. steal

1st (4): Moon is fouled going to the rim. Zeisloft commits the foul

1st (4:25): Bryant makes the first and the second

1st (4): Marrero commits a foul, his 1st. Bryant will shoot 2

1st (4): Maitland nails a 3 from way downtown for MS

1st (5): Bryant commits an over the back foul. MS ball

1st (5:39): Ferrell makes both. 37-16 IU

1st (5): Ferrell was fouled by Moon and he'll shoot 2

27-5 run for IU over the last 8:37

1st (6): Williams once again for IU. 35-16 IU

1st (6): Williams lays it in for IU

1st (7): Johnson can't quite hold on and the ball goes out of bounds. MS ball

1st (7): Collins travels for MS and they commit their 11th turnover

1st (7:54): Bielfeldt was fouled before the break. He misses the first, but makes the second. Bryant replaces him

Indiana currently on a 22-5 run over the last 6:38

With 7:54 to go in the first half, Indiana leads Morehead State, 30-16

1st (8): Moon nails a 3 for MS and they finally have a bucket following a lengthy scoring drought. TO on the floor

1st (8): Foul on Blackmon Jr. going after a loose ball. That's his second

1st (8:36): Zeisloft makes the front end and then makes the second

1st (8): Foul on MS and IU gets it back. MS hasn't scored in nearly 5 minutes

1st (9): Bielfeldt with a great spin move to lay it in

1st (9): Another shot clock violation as MS turns it over

1st (9:52): Bielfeldt's FT is good. 26-13 IU. 14-0 run

1st (10): Bielfeldt lays it in and is fouled in the process. 1 FT coming

1st (10): Zeisloft nails a 3 for IU

1st (10): MS travel and they turn it over for the 9th time

1st (11:22): Williams misses the first and makes the second. 20-13 IU

1st (11): Hartman gets the steal and dishes to Williams who is fouled going up. 2 shots for Williams

With 11:40 to go in the first half, Indiana leads Morehead State, 19-13

1st (11): Ferrell for 3 and MS needs a TO. Now 19-13 IU

1st (12): Blackmon Jr. with the steal and the flush

1st (13): Bielfeldt with an offensive rebound and the putback

Decision: NO Shot clock violation. MS bucket and IU ball. 13-12 MS

Would be a shot clock violation. MS did get the rebound and the put back. We'll see what the call is

1st (13): Discussion to see if the ball hit the rim or not on the MS possession

1st (14): Ferrell lays it in for IU

1st (14): MS turnover. They lead IU 11-10

1st (14): Bryant with an and-1. The FT is missed

1st (14): Three pointer for Dicent

1st (15): Blackmon Jr. misses a 3 but lays it in on the rebound

1st (15): Blackmon Jr. misses an emphatic dunk

1st (15): Offensive foul on the inbounds. IU ball

MS ball out of the TO

With 15:34 to go in the first half, Morehead State leads Indiana, 8-6

1st (15): Foul on Blackmon Jr. brings us to our first media timeout

1st (16): Collins lays it in on a fast break for MS

1st (16): Shot clock violation for MS. Good defensive possession for IU

1st (16:49): Bryant makes the first and the second

1st (16): Thomas Bryant corrals a rebound and is fouled going back up. He'll shoot 2

1st (17:25): Blocking foul on Williams. That's his second already

1st (17): Robert Johnson nails a 3 for IU

1st (18:10): Marrero makes the first and the second. 6-1 MS

1st (18): Marrero is fouled shooting and will go to the line. Williams commits the foul

1st (18): Bryant travels while corraling a rebound for IU

1st (18): Missed 3 by Johnson and then MS travels

1st (19): Elechi lays it in for 2 for MS

1st (19:30): Williams misses the first and makes the second

1st (19): Ferrell finds Williams cutting and he's fouled. Will shoot 2

1st (20): Morehead wins the tip and lays it in right away

Lineups have been announced and teams are taking the court. It's nearly time for basketball here at Assembly Hall

For time and typing sake, Morehead State will be referred to as MSU while Indiana will be IU

Morehead State starters: Corban Collins, DeJuan Marrero, Anthony Elechi, Miguel Dicent, Brent Arrington

Indiana starters: James Blackmon Jr., Robert Johnson, Troy Williams, Yogi Ferrell, Thomas Bryant

Both teams out on the floor for warm ups. 25 minutes until tip

Hello everyone, I'm Josh Eastern checking in from Assembly Hall in Bloomington, IN where we are just over an hour away from tip

Indiana needs a few games to get it back together and put those games in Maui and at Duke behind them. It is still early in the season, but things need to start changing before the Hoosiers get into the meat of their schedule.

"Guard the ball better,” said Crean when asked what needs to change on defense. “We need to guard the ball better. We need to make sure we're not playing angles and giving up position, as much as getting up into the ball and putting really good pressure on the ball."

This Indiana team can score and score a lot. The Hoosiers are averaging 86.5 points per game and are one of the best three-point shooting teams in the country, ranking sixth in 3-point percentage at 44.6 percent, and eighth in threes made with 86. Their biggest issues have come through turnovers and defense. The defensive performance at Duke on Wednesday was lackluster to say the least and it needs to be fixed and quickly.

Indiana coach Tom Crean has mixed up the starting lineup a few times this season to try to find the best lineup. It could have been assumed that Bryant, Ferrell, Blackmon Jr., and Williams would be in there almost every night (and maybe still could be), but with the recent struggles, that can no longer be assumed. The other guys in contention for the starting lineup and the role players on this team are Max Bielfeldt, Robert Johnson, and Collin Hartman. All three of these guys have rotated into the starting lineup with Hartman most recently getting the nod at Duke and Johnson getting the nod on Monday against Alcorn State.

Their main man is 6-3 junior guard and LSU transfer Corbin Collins who leads the team in points with 12.5 points per game, but in every game this season, the Eagles have had at least seven scorers.

This team's identity is on defense. They are one of the best teams in the country at forcing turnovers and enter this game against the Hoosiers as the nation's best scoring defense, limiting opponents on average to just 54.5 points per game. In addition, the Eagles are averaging 9.8 steals per game. Against Saint Louis, the Billikens managed just 15 first half points.

As for Morehead State, they come in ranked 117 in the KenPom rankings as of Dec. 4. The Eagles have 11 guys that average 10 minutes or more, which means they are a deep team. They are 5-1 on the season and are coming in fresh off of a win against the Saint Louis Billikens.

The Hoosiers return four starters from a season ago and are led by senior point guard Yogi Ferrell. He has started every game he has played in and this season, Ferrell has had to be a leader on this team as they haven’t had the start they necessarily expected. Thus far he has averaged 15.0 points per game. Another key contributor is Troy Williams as he can get it done in so many different ways. He has had his struggles this year, but did play a solid game in Indiana’s loss at Duke. Freshman Thomas Bryant is also another key component to this team as he provides much needed size at 6-10. A big key for the Hoosiers is protecting the rim and Bryant still has a lot of work to do in that department. He did not collect a rebound either in their game at Duke.

This is the fifth meeting between these two schools with the Hoosiers leading the series 4-0. Their last meeting was back on December 23, 2003 in Bloomington where the Hoosiers came away with a 77-57 win.

The Eagles are coached by Sean Woods who is currently in his fourth season at the helm of the program. During his first three seasons, Woods won 52 games, more than any other coach in their first three years at Morehead State.

The Hoosiers are coached by Tom Crean who comes into his eighth year at the helm of the program. Since taking over in 2008, he has rebuilt Indiana basketball and has put them in contention to compete year in and year out. In the past four-plus years, coach Crean has a record of 98-48 and since 2011 they have averaged 23 wins.

Morehead State of the OVC come into Saturday night’s matchup in Bloomington coming off of 60-46 win against Saint Louis on Wednesday and come into this matchup with a 5-1 record overall

Indiana of the Big Ten comes into this game looking to get things back on track after a tough trip to Durham where they suffered a 20-point loss at the hands of Duke. The Hoosiers struggled mightily on defense, but they still had a proficient offense while limiting their turnovers to just nine.

Welcome to VAVEL College Basketball’s LIVE coverage of the Morehead State Eagles vs. Indiana Hoosiers. I’m Josh Eastern and I’ll be providing play-by-play updates, commentary, and results of the game. The game starts at 7:00 PM EST at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, IN. VAVEL USA will be providing coverage pre-game, during the game, and post-game.

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