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Louisville 94, Indiana 74

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NEW YORK — Louisville won its ninth consecutive game at Madison Square Garden, knocking off Indiana 94-74 in the second game of the Jimmy V Classic on Tuesday.

The fourth-ranked Cardinals (8-0) continued to make themselves at home in the “World’s Most Famous Arena.” They prevailed for the 11th time in their past 12 games in the Garden, including the 2012 and 2013 Big East championships.

The Cardinals received 21 or more points from three players. Sophomore guard Terry Rozier poured in 26, senior guard Chris Jones popped in 24, and junior forward Montrezl Harrell added 21 points 11 rebounds.

James Blackmon Jr. led the Hoosiers with 18 points. The guard leads the nation’s freshmen in scoring and 3-pointers made. Indiana guard Yogi Ferrell tossed in 13 points.

The Hoosiers (7-2) took their last lead of the night at 52-48 on a layup by forward Troy Williams four minutes into the second half. Louisville then went on a 17-6 run to pull away. Jones led the Cardinals during the surge, scoring nine points. Indiana relented to the Louisville pressure, turning the ball over three times during the big run.

Louisville forced 19 turnovers and recorded 10 steals.

The Cardinals forced 13 first-half turnovers, leading to 13 points and a 46-41 halftime advantage. The score was tied five times in the half.

Indiana closed within 30-29 with 8:25 left in the half but a 14-2 Louisville spurt made it 44-31 with 4:17 left. Harrell posted two monster dunks in the run. He led the Cardinals with 12 first-half points.

NOTES: Louisville and Indiana have combined for eight national championships. … The Cardinals’ 103 victories over the last four years going into the Jimmy V Classic were the most in the nation during that stretch. … Last season, Louisville reached the NCAA Sweet 16 for the 20th time in school history, tied for the fourth most in the nation. … The Cardinals began the night averaging 11.4 steals, fifth in the nation. … The two schools hadn’t met since February 2003 in a 17-game rivalry that started in 1921. Indiana claimed 10 of the first 16 meetings. … Since 2011-12, Indiana leads all major conference teams in field-goal percentage (.479), 3-point field-goal percentage (.398) and free-throw percentage (.746).

Alan is an expert gambling writer who works as one of the chief editors for Basketball Insiders. He has been covering online gambling and sports betting for over 8 years, having written for the likes of Sportlens,, The Sports Daily, 90min, and His particular specialisms include US online casinos and gambling regulations, and soccer and basketball betting. Based in London, Alan holds an MA in English Literature and is a passionate supporter of Chelsea FC.

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