Ferrell’s outburst helps Indiana beat JMU
by Terry Hutchens, USA TODAY Sports
If James Madison had any thoughts of being the first No. 16 seed to knock off a No. 1, Yogi Ferrell ended that very quickly Friday.
Ferrell scored the first nine points of the game and 14 of Indiana’s first 16, leading the Hoosiers to an easy 83-62 victory over James Madison at the University of Dayton Arena.
Indiana (28-6) faces Temple (24-9) on Sunday with the winner advancing to the Sweet Sixteen in Washington, D.C.
Ferrell, a freshman point guard from Park Tudor, used his quickness to fly by defenders and score the first three baskets on drives. When he hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 16:39 left in the first half, Indiana led 9-0.
By the 14:34 mark, he had hit another 3 and scored on a drive. Ferrell had 14 points and Indiana led 16-3. The lead increased to 20 at 6:02 and 21 at halftime.
Ferrell finished with 16 points, eight rebounds and six assists.
Will Sheehey scored 15 off the bench, Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller had 11 apiece and Jordan Hulls had 10. Christian Watford had nine points.
Indiana looked like a No. 1 seed. The Hoosiers led by as many as 32.
Andre Nation had 24 points and Charles Cooke had 18 for the Dukes (21-15).
Ferrell also writes for the Indianapolis Star, a Gannett property
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