Indiana cruises over Rutgers 84-54

Indiana forward Troy Williams (5) jumps toward the basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Rutgers, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, in Piscataway, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Yogi Ferrell and James Blackmon Jr. scored 17 points apiece while Hanner Mosquera-Perea had a career-high 13 points to lead Indiana past Rutgers 84-54 on Sunday.

Greg Lewis had a career-high 13 points with eight rebounds and Myles Mack added 10 points for Rutgers (10-18, 2-13 Big Ten).

Nick Zeisloft added 13 points off the bench for Indiana (19-9, 9-6).

Rutgers took a 16-14 lead after Mack’s layup midway through the first half. Indiana responded with a 9-0 run to make it 23-16 with 8:07 left in the half.

The Hoosiers then closed the half with an 8-3 run and held a 40-30 advantage after the first stanza.

Indiana came out after intermission with another 9-0 run to make it 49-30 just 2:27 into the second half and Rutgers never got within 15 points again.

The Scarlet Knights have lost 11 games in a row after defeating No. 4 Wisconsin on Jan. 11. It’s the longest losing streak in Rutgers history since 1988, when the Scarlet Knights lost 16 games.

Kadeem Jack — who averages 12.8 points and 6.2 rebounds for Rutgers — fouled out with 14:29 left and his team down 57-35 after posting just six points and one rebound.

After falling to Purdue at home earlier in the week, Indiana avoided losing back-to-back games for the second time this season. The Hoosiers lost at Ohio State and Purdue in the last week of January.

TIP-INS

Rutgers: Former Rutgers defensive backs Jason and Devin McCourty, who play for the Titans and Patriots respectively, were in attendance, signing autographs for fans an hour before tip.

Indiana: This was the first time the Hoosiers played at the Louis Brown Athletic Center. The last time Indiana played in New Jersey was Dec. 21, 1999, when the Hoosiers defeated North Carolina 82-73 at the Meadowlands.

UP NEXT

Rutgers is at Purdue on Thursday.

Indiana is at Northwestern on Wednesday.

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