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Indiana 85, Southern Illinois 63

December 2, 2000

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) _ Indiana’s 1-2 combination simply proved too much for Southern Illinois on Saturday.

The Hoosiers set a school-record by making 15 3-pointers and used their best defensive performance of the season to rout the Salukis 85-63, ending a three-game losing streak.

Jared Jeffries finished with 21 points to lead the Hoosiers.

It was exactly the kind of performance Hoosier coach Mike Davis had hoped to see, and a far cry from Wednesday night when Indiana attempted just six 3-pointers in a loss to Indiana State.

This time, however, Indiana (3-3) didn’t even hesitate.

The Hoosiers opened the game by taking four 3-pointers in the first five minutes and just 12:29 into the game, they already led 22-9.

And when the Hoosiers weren’t taking 3s, they were playing stifling defense. Indiana limited Southern Illinois (3-1) to just 24.2 percent shooting in the first-half, then blitzed them in the second half with another barrage of 3-pointers.

The Hoosiers started by knocking down three straight 3-pointers, which allowed them to extend their 32-20 halftime cushion to 53-28.

Southern Illinois never recovered.

Indiana broke the school record of 12 3-pointers when Andre Owens hit the Hoosiers’ 13th with 10:07 to go.

Southern Illinois was led by Jermaine Dearman, who had 17 points.

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