Indiana beats Washington 102-84 in 2K Classic

The Hoosier freshmen were impressive at Madison Square Garden.

Indiana went on the road, but you wouldn't have known it. The Hoosiers looked plenty comfortable in Madison Square Garden on Thursday night.

Indiana dominated Washington in nearly every facet, beating the Huskies 102-84 in a 2K Classic semifinal. Indiana will play No. 19 Connecticut in the championship game Friday night 7:30 p.m.

The Hoosiers (5-0) led by double figures for most of the game. They had their way on the offensive end, despite a slow shooting start from the field.

Freshman Troy Williams had a coming out party on the big stage, scoring a season-high 22 points on 7-of-10 shooting. Williams led all scorers, finished an alley-oop dunk and had a near highlight slam in the first half.

Sophomore Yogi Ferrell added 20 points, seven assists and four rebounds, his third straight game with at least 20 points. Ferrell has scored 70 points in his last three games.

Noah Vonleh was, well, Noah Vonleh. He just missed his fifth straight double-double, finishing with 19 points and nine rebounds. Will Sheehey added 16 points and four rebounds.

The Hoosiers struggled to guard Washington off the dribble in the first half, but really ran away from the Huskies in the final 20 minutes. Ferrell got to the rim at will, Vonleh rebounded nearly all of Indiana's misses, and Sheehey was masterful with the back cut, as he usually is.

There are still plenty of areas in which Indiana must improve, but the Hoosiers were very impressive on a national stage Thursday night.

They made 31-of-36 from the foul line after missing 19 free throws on Sunday against Stony Brook. They also won on the boards, 51-29.

The Hoosiers really must improve on the defensive end going forward, but that will come with this young of a team. For their first road test of the season, this one was impressive.

Now, on to UCONN. Terry Hutchens is in New York and will have more coverage tonight. Top Stories