Indiana 88, Florida Gulf Coast 60
Christian Watford scored 24 points and Jordan Hulls had 18,
leading Indiana to an 88-60 win over Florida Gulf Coast in the
season-opener for both teams Friday night.
Indiana (1-0) has now won 13 straight season-openers and 26
consecutive home openers.
The Eagles (0-1) were led by Anthony Banks, who had 16 points,
but dropped to 1-10 all-time against BCS schools and 0-4 all-time
against the Big Ten.
Florida Gulf Coast hung around for a while, closing to nine
early in the second half and getting within 56-44 with 15:50 to
But Watford answered with six straight points and Indiana never
let the Eagles get close again.
Indiana connected on 14 of 28 shots from 3-point range, and
Watford finished with five rebounds and four assists.