Bloomington, IN (Sports Network) - Indiana played like the top-ranked team in the nation Tuesday, as the Hoosiers manhandled the No. 14 North Carolina Tar Heels, 83-59, in front of a frenzied Assembly Hall crowd.
The premier matchup of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge turned out to be a one-sided affair when the Hoosiers (7-0) extended its nine-point halftime lead by scoring 22 of the first 25 points after the break.
Cody Zeller dominated to the tune of 20 points, nine rebounds and four blocks, and the super sophomore got plenty of help from his teammates. Victor Oladipo and Will Sheehey netted 19 points apiece and Jordan Hulls filled the stat sheet with 13 points, eight assists and seven rebounds in the blowout.
James Michael McAdoo was held scoreless in the second half and finished with 10 points on 4-of-15 shooting for the inexperienced Tar Heels (5-2), who shot just 38 percent from the field and 6-of-14 from the foul line in their second loss in three games.
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