NEW YORK (AP) — Terry Rozier scored a career-high 26 points and grabbed six rebounds as No. 4 Louisville beat Indiana 94-74 on Tuesday night in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden.
The Cardinals (8-0) also got outstanding performances from Montrezl Harrell, who had a double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds and Chris Jones, who scored a career-high 24 points, and had nine rebounds and six assists.
James Blackmon Jr. led Indiana (7-2) with 18 points and Yogi Ferrell finished with 13 points, seven rebounds and five assists.
Louisville overpowered Indiana down low, outrebounding Indiana 52-34. The Cardinals’ defense also put the clamps on the Hoosiers, forcing them to commit 19 turnovers. But Indiana wouldn’t go away quietly.
Indiana opened the second half with an 11-2 run to take a 52-48 lead, matching their largest lead in the game.
Louisville’s Jones then scored seven points in a 10-0 run to give the Cardinals a 58-52 lead, which they never relinquished.
Early in the first half Louisville dominated the boards (25-15) and went on a 14-2 run to take a 44-31 lead — the largest of the period. Harrell and Mangok Mathiang each scored four points during the run.
Indiana roared back with a 9-0 run of its own, aided by consecutive 3-pointers from Nick Zeisloft, to close to 44-40 with 1:12 left in the half. Louisville led 46-41 at halftime.
Indiana: The Hoosiers made their third appearance in the Jimmy V Classic.
Louisville: The Cardinals made their second appearance in the Jimmy V Classic.
Indiana: The Hoosiers host Grand Canyon on Saturday.
Louisville: The Cardinals host UNC Wilmington on Sunday.
(Previous versions of this story incorrectly identified a team in the headline. It should be Louisville, not Louis.)
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