IU, Purdue Hoops both win

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Eric Gordon overcame a slow start to score 22 points and No. 15 Indiana beat No. 22 Southern Illinois 64-51 on Saturday night, snapping the Salukis' 15-game home winning streak.

D.J. White added 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Hoosiers (6-1) in their only road nonconference game of the season.

Gordon, the freshman guard who entered the game averaging 27 points, eventually picked at a Salukis defense among the nation's stingiest, holding opponents this season to just 57 points a game.

Gordon became the first to score at least 20 points against Southern this season and just the third since the start of last season, when only Western Kentucky's Courtney Lee (23) and Evansville's Matt Webster (21) accomplished the feat.

The home loss was just the Salukis' fourth in 84 games since the 2001-02 season.
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Nemanja Calasan scored 16 points as Purdue rallied to beat Indiana State 71-60 on Saturday afternoon.

Calasan, a reserve forward, shot 6-for-10 from the field and had six rebounds.

E'Twaun Moore scored 12 points, Keaton Grant had 11 and Robbie Hummel and Scott Martin added 10 each for the Boilermakers (4-1).
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Butler no longer needs its best game or even its 3-point aces to beat up basketball's big boys any more.

They can rely on defense, confidence and a new post presence.

Despite an off-night Saturday, the 16th-ranked Bulldogs allowed only 16 second-half points and got a breakout game from freshman Matt Howard to rally past Ohio State 65-46. It was the Bulldogs' fourth straight win over a team from the traditional power conferences.
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The players who couldn't save Tommy Amaker's job at Michigan couldn't beat him now that he's coaching Harvard.

The Crimson scored the last 11 points after Michigan pulled into a tie and gave Amaker a 62-51 win Saturday night over the school that fired him after six seasons without a berth in the NCAA Tournament.

With a rare sellout crowd at the small, 2,050-seat Ivy League gym chanting "We got Tommy! We got Tommy!" Harvard responded to a surge by the Wolverines of the Big Ten by shutting them out after DeShawn Sims tied it at 51 with a layup with 3:38 remaining.


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