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Indiana falls way short at Rutgers, losing 59-50 to Scarlet Knights

Hoosiers were down 12-0 early
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Posted at 9:16 PM, Jan 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-15 21:19:59-05

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — After an impressive win Saturday in Bloomington against Ohio State, Indiana traveled to New Jersey Wednesday and fell flat at Rutgers.

The Scarlet Knights went up 12-0 to begin the game and the Hoosiers could never fully recover. Rutgers led by seven at halftime and as many as 17 in the second half and won the game 59-50.

Indiana is now 13-4 and 3-3 in the Big Ten. Rutgers is 13-4 and 4-2.

The Hoosiers shot just 31% and saw their bench outscored 17-2 by the Scarlet Knight's second unit.

Justin Smith led IU in scoring with 15 points.