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Hoosiers defense shuts down No. 24 Marquette in 96-73 upset

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) Indiana coach Archie Miller challenged his defense to play with the same intensity and passion they showed last week.

The encore performance was even better.

The Hoosiers dominated one of the nation's most potent offenses by forcing a string of early turnovers, drawing fouls and converting miscues into points in a 96-73 blowout over No. 24 Marquette on Wednesday night.

''They stepped up in a big-time game on an unbelievable stage,'' Miller said. ''I was just really proud of the approach, the intensity level to start the game. It was a tough-minded, confident team tonight.''

It went just the way Miller had hoped. After giving up 90 points combined in last week's first two victories, Indiana (3-0) demonstrated it was no fluke.

The Hoosiers limited Marquette to 42.4 percent shooting from the field and 5 of 21 on 3-pointers. They forced 14 turnovers and never let the Golden Eagles (2-1) get closer than 18 after scoring the first seven points of the second half.

Five Indiana players scored in double figures, led by Romeo Langford with 22 and Evan Fitzner with 16.

But the most impressive performance came from freshman point guard Rob Phinisee, who had 12 points and eight assists and held Markus Howard in check most of the night.

''He's a stud,'' Miller said, referring to Phinisee. ''There's not much to say. Twenty-six minutes, 12 points, eight assists, one turnover and he guarded maybe the Big East Player of the Year and held his own. He's everything we knew we had when he recruited him. It's just hard to imagine he's as good and as sturdy as he is this early in his career.''

Howard scored half of his 18 points after the outcome already had been decided. Sam and Joey Hauser each scored 18, but they didn't get nearly enough help in a game that was never close.

The Hoosiers took advantage of four turnovers in the first 2 1/2 minutes by jumping to a 19-4 lead. Marquette never got closer than seven the rest of the night, and Indiana sealed the victory by scoring the final five points of the first half and the first seven of the second half to make it 54-34.

''Obviously it's not what you want but sometimes you need it to happen in order to understand how to prepare for a game like this,'' Sam Hauser said. ''We're going to take this and we're going to get better.

BIG PICTURE

Marquette: The Golden Eagles climbed into the Top 25 after two impressive wins but will likely fall out after a slow start doomed any chance they had at Indiana.

Indiana: If anyone doubted the Hoosiers' performance against two small-school opponents last week, they shouldn't now. Indiana looked every bit as efficient offensively, as effective defensively and as overwhelming overall against an NCAA Tournament hopeful.

STAT PACK

Marquette: The Golden Eagles only led once, 2-0. ... Jamal Cain had a team-high seven rebounds and Howard had four of the Golden Eagles' eight assists. ... It was Marquette's appearance in Assembly Hall since 1985.

Indiana: Juwan Morgan and Aljami Durham each scored 13 points. Morgan also had eight rebounds. ... Miller improved to 2-7 against ranked opponents in two seasons with the Hoosiers. ... Indiana shot 63.6 percent from the field - the best percentage since Miller took the job. ... Indiana had a 50-32 scoring advantage in the paint and a 21-5 edge in fast-break points, improving to 3-0 for the eighth time in nine years.

THEY SAID IT

Marquette: ''They made things difficult for me at the start of the game, but I've got to handle that a lot better,'' Howard said.

Indiana: ''The first 10 minutes, I thought we were really dialed in on defense and made a lot of plays that led to offense,'' Miller said.

UP NEXT

Marquette hopes to rebound from its first loss when it hosts Presbyterian on Saturday.

Indiana can start 4-0 for the first time since 2014-15 with a win at Arkansas on Sunday.

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Key Players
M. Howard
0 G
J. Morgan
13 F
22.0 Min. Per Game 22.0
11.5 Pts. Per Game 11.5
3.5 Ast. Per Game 3.5
9.5 Reb. Per Game 9.5
45.7 Field Goal % 65.2
37.0 Three Point % 40.0
85.7 Free Throw % 50.0
  Defensive rebound by Quentin Taylor 0.0
  Joey Hauser missed 3-pt. jump shot 1.0
+ 2 Jake Forrester made dunk 10.0
  Offensive rebound by Jake Forrester 21.0
  Vijay Blackmon missed layup 23.0
+ 2 Sacar Anim made dunk 41.0
  Turnover on Quentin Taylor 46.0
  Offensive foul on Quentin Taylor 46.0
+ 1 Brendan Bailey made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:00
+ 1 Brendan Bailey made 1st of 2 free throws 1:00
  Shooting foul on Damezi Anderson 1:00
Team Stats
Points 73 96
Field Goals 25-59 (42.4%) 35-55 (63.6%)
3-Pointers 5-23 (21.7%) 9-20 (45.0%)
Free Throws 18-26 (69.2%) 17-23 (73.9%)
Total Rebounds 29 35
Offensive 9 5
Defensive 19 30
Team 1 0
Assists 8 18
Steals 2 7
Blocks 0 5
Turnovers 14 12
Fouls 20 26
Technicals 0 0
18 PTS, 4 REB, 1 AST
22 PTS, 5 REB, 2 AST
12T
away team logo 24 Marquette 2-1 343973
home team logo Indiana 3-0 474996
Team Stats
away team logo 24 Marquette 2-1 79.3 PPG 42.7 RPG 14.3 APG
home team logo Indiana 3-0 75.8 PPG 37.9 RPG 14.2 APG
Key Players
22
J. Hauser F 10.3 PPG 5.9 RPG 2.2 APG 49.2 FG%
0
R. Langford G 18.8 PPG 5.5 RPG 2.5 APG 50.2 FG%
Top Scorers
J. Hauser F 18 PTS 4 REB 1 AST
R. Langford G 22 PTS 5 REB 2 AST
42.4 FG% 63.6
21.7 3PT FG% 45.0
69.2 FT% 73.9
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
S. Hauser 18 4 1 7/18 2/10 2/3 3 34 1 0 1 1 3
M. Howard 18 2 4 6/14 1/5 5/6 2 34 0 0 4 0 2
T. John 6 2 0 3/4 0/0 0/2 3 18 0 0 2 0 2
S. Anim 4 3 0 2/7 0/0 0/0 1 27 0 0 2 1 2
B. Bailey 2 1 0 0/3 0/2 2/2 0 14 0 0 0 1 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
S. Hauser 18 4 1 7/18 2/10 2/3 3 34 1 0 1 1 3
M. Howard 18 2 4 6/14 1/5 5/6 2 34 0 0 4 0 2
T. John 6 2 0 3/4 0/0 0/2 3 18 0 0 2 0 2
S. Anim 4 3 0 2/7 0/0 0/0 1 27 0 0 2 1 2
B. Bailey 2 1 0 0/3 0/2 2/2 0 14 0 0 0 1 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Hauser 18 4 1 6/9 1/3 5/5 2 28 0 0 3 1 3
J. Cain 4 7 0 1/3 1/3 1/4 3 15 1 0 0 3 4
M. Heldt 2 1 0 0/1 0/0 2/2 3 8 0 0 1 1 0
E. Morrow 1 1 1 0/0 0/0 1/2 1 4 0 0 1 0 1
J. Chartouny 0 3 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 2 17 0 0 0 1 2
C. Marotta - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. McEwen - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Eke - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Elliott - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Lelito - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Jaffee - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Gardiner - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 73 28 8 25/59 5/23 18/26 20 199 2 0 14 9 19
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
R. Langford 22 5 2 8/15 1/5 5/7 2 35 3 2 2 1 4
J. Morgan 13 8 2 5/8 1/3 2/4 4 22 0 1 2 1 7
A. Durham 13 4 5 5/8 1/4 2/2 3 35 1 1 0 0 4
R. Phinisee 12 2 8 5/7 1/3 1/2 3 27 1 0 1 0 2
J. Smith 8 6 1 3/4 0/0 2/2 4 21 1 1 1 2 4
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
R. Langford 22 5 2 8/15 1/5 5/7 2 35 3 2 2 1 4
J. Morgan 13 8 2 5/8 1/3 2/4 4 22 0 1 2 1 7
A. Durham 13 4 5 5/8 1/4 2/2 3 35 1 1 0 0 4
R. Phinisee 12 2 8 5/7 1/3 1/2 3 27 1 0 1 0 2
J. Smith 8 6 1 3/4 0/0 2/2 4 21 1 1 1 2 4
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
E. Fitzner 16 3 0 6/7 4/4 0/0 4 18 0 0 3 0 3
D. Davis 7 2 0 1/2 0/0 5/6 2 15 1 0 1 0 2
D. Anderson 3 2 0 1/2 1/1 0/0 2 17 0 0 1 0 2
J. Forrester 2 1 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
Q. Taylor 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1
J. Jager 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
V. Blackmon 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
C. Moore 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
Z. McRoberts - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Green - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Thompson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Hunter - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 96 35 18 35/55 9/20 17/23 26 199 7 5 12 5 30