Key, Barnes help Indiana State break away to 77-69 win
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Tyreke Key scored a career-high 26 points, Jordan Barnes scored 11 of his 20 points in a convincing breakaway run in the second half as Indiana State put away Division II Truman State 77-69 on Saturday.
The Bulldogs trailed 36-30 at halftime, but outscored Indiana State 27-13 over the first seven minutes of the second half and led 50-49 on a Brodric Thomas drive with 13 minutes remaining. Turner Scott scored eight of his 14 points and Jacob Socha seven of his 10 early in the second half for Truman State.
The Sycamores launched a 22-0 run, holding the Bulldogs scoreless for a span of 5:28 while shooting 8 of 9, including a perfect 4-for-4 from distance. Barnes made three of his six 3-pointers in the breakaway.
Key made 11 of 15 shots with four assists and scored 20 points for the fourth time this season, including two in a row. Barnes made a season-best six 3-pointers.
The victory helped Indiana State rebound from losing to North Texas on Wednesday after posting a five-game win streak.