Mar 22, 2013; Dayton, OH, USA; Indiana Hoosiers guard Yogi Ferrell (11) bring the ball up court against the James Madison Dukes during the second round of the 2013 NCAA tournament at University of Dayton Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

2013 NCAA Tournament: Indiana Cruises Past James Madison 83-62


The Indiana Hoosiers had no problem dismissing James Madison in their opening game of the 2013 NCAA Tournament. Indiana sprinted out to a 43-22 halftime lead, then cruised to a 83-62 win. Five Hoosiers finished the game with ten points or more, and freshman guard Yogi Ferrell led the way. His 16 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists led the team in all categories. Fourteen of his points came in the first half, where Ferrell shot 6-6 from the field.

Wooden Award Finalists Cody Zeller and Victor Oladipo also came up big for Indiana, combining for 22 points. Will Shehey also had a big game for the Hoosiers. The junior forward scored 15 points off the bench. Jordan Hulls added ten points in the Hoosiers offensive explosion. Several reserves saw playing time, giving the superstars for Indiana a chance to get a few minutes of extra rest heading into the third round.

James Madison guard Andre Nation led the Dukes with 24 points and four rebounds. The Dukes were outmatched by a championship caliber Hoosier squad that many see as a favorite to reach the Final Four.

The Hoosiers move on to face a Temple in the Round of 32. Temple upset  #8 seed N.C. State earlier in the day.

Tags: 2013 NCAA Tournament Indiana Hoosiers Basketball March Madness Victor Oladipo Yogi Ferrell

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