Fort Wayne Tops Indiana for Second Consecutive Season

Fort Wayne Tops Indiana for Second Consecutive Season

FORT WAYNE 92, INDIANA 72

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Kason Harrell scored a career-high 28 points and Bryson Scott added 26 on Monday night, leading Fort Wayne to a 92-72 victory at Indiana.

The Mastodons (8-5) made 17 3-pointers to tie an Assembly Hall record by a visiting team and won their second straight over the Hoosiers. This time they didn't even need overtime to finish the job.

Robert Johnson had 17 points and Juwan Morgan finished with 14 to lead Indiana (6-6). It's the first time in 17 years the Hoosiers have lost back-to-back games to an in-state foe other than Notre Dame or Purdue and only the fourth time in school history.

The Mastodons made it look easy, too, after Indiana took advantage of a nearly eight-minute scoring drought during which Indiana turned a 33-27 deficit into a 40-36 lead.

But when Fort Wayne's shooters warmed up, it was over fast.

The Mastodons made three 3s during a 17-5 run that gave them a 53-44 lead with 14:03 to go.

Then, with Indiana trailing 58-51, they made four more 3s in a 1:41 stretch to extend the lead to 70-53. One more 7-0 scoring flurry made it a 21-point game and the Hoosiers never seriously challenged again.

BIG PICTURE

Fort Wayne: The Mastodons proved last year's stunning upset was no fluke. One year after stunning the nation's No. 3 team on their home court, they made the three-hour drive to Bloomington and pulled off an even more impressive victory by using an uncanny 3-point barrage that could cause problems for just about any team. The win will help fortify Fort Wayne's resume — if it continues to win games.

KEY NUMBERS

Fort Wayne: John Konchar had 16 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for the Mastodons. ... Fort Wayne was 17 of 30 on 3s, tying the record Indiana State set in November's season opener. ... The Mastodons forced 18 turnovers while committing 12.

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