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Indiana defeats Rutger 134-119 (on aggregate)

The Hoosiers easily dispatch of a bad Scarlet Knights squad despite not having the advantage of a home leg.

NCAA Basketball: Indiana at Rutgers Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Congrats to the Hoosiers, who capped off their two-legged tie with a bumpy conclusion in Madison Square Garden, but not enough to ever really threaten the massive lead they constructed in the first away leg. Following the 22 point beatdown in Piscataway by opening up tonight with a 24-8 lead all but assured that Archie’s lads would be through to the next round.

Juwan Morgan paced the Hoosiers with 15 points while freshman Al Durham scored 10 after coming on as a substitute. Corey Sanders led the hosts with 26 while forward Deshawn Freeman scored 15, enjoying tremendous service in front of goal. Poor finishing doomed Indiana down the stretch, but they’ll have plenty of time to work on that as they await the next round.

The Hoosiers move on to play the winner of the Sevilla / Manchester United match, which is currently 0-0 after the first leg in La Bombonera.