Indiana 90, Bryant 42

Christian Watford had 15 points and nine rebounds as Indiana

routed winless Bryant 90-42 on Monday night – a win that may have

cost them much more than they earned.

In the Hoosiers’ (6-6) final Big Ten tuneup, they may have

sustained a devastating blow early in the second half when it

appeared freshman Maurice Creek landed awkwardly on his left leg

after being fouled. Creek, the Big Ten’s top freshman scorer at

17.6 points, left the court on a stretcher. There was no immediate

word on his condition.

Bryant (0-13) was led by Michael Chroney with 13 points and have

now lost two straight games by at least 36 points. The Bulldogs

have lost 15 in a row, dating to last season.

Indiana took control quickly, jumping to a 19-5 lead in the

first nine minutes, extended it to 45-17 at the half and never let

Bryant get close.