Blackmon has 20 points, No. 6 Indiana routs Liberty 87-48

Indiana guard James Blackmon Jr., right, brings the ball up court in front of Liberty guard Lovell Cabbil during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Bloomington, Ind., Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. Indiana won 87-48. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
Indiana guard James Blackmon Jr., right, brings the ball up court in front of Liberty guard Lovell Cabbil during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Bloomington, Ind., Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. Indiana won 87-48. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — James Blackmon Jr. made five 3-pointers and had 20 points to help No. 6 Indiana rout Liberty 87-48 on Saturday night.

Indiana (3-0) scored the first nine points and built a 32-point lead in the first half.

Liberty (1-2) tried to fight back with 3-pointers, but made it worse by continually missing. The Flames were 5 of 27 (18.5 percent) from beyond the arc, including 1 of 17 (5.9 percent) in the first half. Indiana finished 9 of 21 (42.9 percent).

Robert Johnson added 13 points for Indiana and OG Anunoby had 10 points and 11 rebounds. Anunoby’s energy was noticeable on both ends on back-to-back possessions when he blocked a shot three rows deep into the stands and then threw down a two-handed dunk off a rebound.