No. 12 Hoosiers Clip Ohio State 72-69 in Indiana

No. 15 UConn routs Rutgers, Missouri St. upsets No. 20 Drake
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 26, 2008 10:46 PM CST
No. 12 Hoosiers Clip Ohio State 72-69 in Indiana
Indiana guard Eric Gordon, top right, puts up a shot against Ohio State forward/center Kosta Koufos, left, and forward Othello Hunter, bottom right, during the second half of a college basketball game in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008. Indiana won 72-69. AP Photo/Darron Cummings)   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – Kelvin Sampson’s replacement, Dan Dakich, won his first game as coach at Assembly Hall, as the No. 12 Hoosiers bested Ohio State 72-69. Armon Bassett led the Hoosiers with 23 points and freshman Eric Gordon chipped in 17. Kosta Koufos had 21 points to lead the Buckeyes, who have lost three in a row and five of their last seven, reports the Associated Press. Elsewhere in men’s basketball:

  • Jeff Adrien had a career-high 27 points in No. 15 Connecticut’s 79-61 waxing of Rutgers. Adrien also had 11 rebounds and 2 blocks for the Huskies, who have won 11 of their last 12.
  • Missouri State beat No. 20 Drake 86-83 to earn one of the biggest victories in school history. Deven Mitchell led the Bears with 20 points.
(Read more NCAA basketball stories.)

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