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Indiana prevails in overtime, Eastern Washington sets Big Sky records in 146-89 rout of Multnomah

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Freshman forward Trace Jackson-Davis scored 25 points and grabbed 15 rebounds and sophomore guard Rob Phinisee added a season-high 16 points as Indiana (10-1) defeated visiting Nebraska 96-90 in overtime at Assembly Hall in Bloomington on Friday night.  With the victory, the Hoosiers improved to 1-1 in the Big Ten.

Dachon Burke, Jr., scored 25 points for the Cornhuskers, who dropped to 4-6 and 0-1 in the Big Ten.

No. 24 Colorado (8-2) jumped out to a 27-12 halftime lead and held off Colorado State 56-48 in Fort Collins.  Shane Gatling scored a season-high 20 points for the Buffs. 

Cold-shooting Colorado State, which made only 17.9 percent of its shots in the first half, were paced by Isaiah Stevens, a 6-foot freshman guard who scored ten points.

Ty-Shon Alexander scored 22 points as Creighton improved to 8-2 with an easy 89-58 romp over UT-Rio Grande Valley (4-6) in Omaha.  The Blue Jays, who host Oklahoma on Tuesday, forced 20 turnovers in the contest.  

Freshman Isaiah Bigelow buried seven shots from beyond the arc and scored a career-high 28 points as Wofford (6-4) raced past Div. II North Greenville 112-66 in Spartanburg, S.C., on Friday night.  The Terriers posted a season-high 27 assists and came up with ten steals while making 19 of 32 shots from 3-point range in the lopsided contest.

Mason Zick led North Greenville with a team-high 16 points.

Tyler Hooker scored 27 points as host Kennesaw State (1-8) snapped a season opening eight-game losing streak by downing Gardner-Webb 85-61.

Senior Mason Peatling, a 6-8 forward from Melbourne, Australia, set a Big Sky record with 54 points in 23 minutes of action as Eastern Washington (6-3) obliterated Multnomah 146-89. 

The 146 points scored by EWU — the hottest team in the Big Sky Conference in the second half of the season last year — also set a conference and program record. 

In other Friday night action, Portland routed Evergreen State 77-55 to improve to 7-3 on the season, South Dakota State (7-6) defeated Nebraska-Kearney 66-53, and Loyola Marymount (5-5) nipped Prairie View A&M 79-76.

Darcy G. Richardson is a historian and the author of more than a dozen books. His latest is Loyola's Improbable Ramblers: 55 Years in the Making, available now on Amazon.

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