|Top 25 Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Sunday, 20 January 2008 12:22|
The Hoosiers (16-1, 5-0 Big Ten) won their 27th straight home game and stretched their winning streak this season to 12 games, their longest in 15 years.
Penn State (10-7, 2-3), which lost leading scorer and rebounder Geary Claxton with a season-ending knee injury against Wisconsin on Tuesday, came out strong, stayed with the Hoosiers most of the game and led 52-51 before a 3-pointer by Gordon started Indiana's big run.
Armon Bassett added 17 points and Jamarcus Ellis finished with 12 for the Hoosiers. Battle, a freshman, had a career-high 20 points and Jamelle Cornley added 19 for Penn State. Freshman Jeff Brooks, who started in place of Claxton, had six points.
Connecticut 89, No. 13 Marquette 73
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Hasheem Thabeet had 15 points, seven rebounds and six blocked shots and Connecticut snapped its seven-game losing streak against ranked teams.
It was the second straight loss for Marquette (13-4, 3-3 Big East). The Golden Eagles had their third poor shooting game in their last four, finishing at 40 percent (26-for-65).
Connecticut came into the game sixth in the nation in field goal percentage defense (36.8) and led the country in blocked shots (9.2). The Huskies finished with 10 blocks Sunday with the 7-foot-3 Thabeet leading the way.
A.J. Price had 17 points and eight assists for the Huskies, who had lost two straight and three of four, while Jeff Adrien and Craig Austrie both had 15 points. Lazar Hayward had 14 points for the Golden Eagles.