BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) Parker Stewart scored 16 points and Indiana outscored Louisiana-Lafayette in the first half en route to a 76-44 victory on Sunday night.
Stewart scored 4 of 5 3-pointers. Rookie Tamar Bates scored 10 points off the bench for the Hoosiers (4-0).
Preseason All-American Trayce Jackson-Davis of Indiana, who is averaging 19.3 points and 10.3 rebounds per game, played 19 minutes and had 11 points and seven rebounds.
Jordan Brown led Louisiana (3-1) with 10 points and Theo Akwuba added nine points and 10 rebounds.
At some point in the first half, Louisiana had scored 2 of 29 (7%) and was leading 29-4. Indiana was leading 39-14 at halftime.
The Ragin ‘Cajuns were only outscored 39-30 in the second half, and Indiana’s 27 turnovers helped keep the game from spiraling out of control.
For the game, Louisiana shot 19%, made 2 of 20 3-point tries and just 14 of 24 free throws.
Indiana shot 59% and made 10 of 19 3-pointers with 10 of 13 free throws.
Indiana will play three games in seven days of its annual Hoosier Classic. They play Jackson State on Tuesday and Marshall on Saturday.
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