Indiana beats UNC Greensboro 87-79

(WISH Photo/file)

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — After letting a large second-half lead slip away for the third straight game, Indiana held on for an 87-79 win against UNC Greensboro on Friday night.

Indiana (5-1) led by as many as 22 points in the second half, before UNC Greensboro (1-5) cut the lead to just six in the final moments of the game. The Spartans outscored Indiana 45-37 in the second half.

Perimeter defense continued to be an issue for the Hoosiers, as UNC Greensboro stayed in the game with hot shooting from behind the arc. The Spartans went 14 of 23 from distance, hitting 7 of 9 in the second half.

Indiana was led by freshman James Blackmon Jr. with 25 points and nine rebounds. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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