LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP)—Darrin Govens hit a career-high seven 3-pointers and had 23 points to lead Saint Joseph’s to an 80-54 victory over Indiana on Tuesday in the consolation round of the EA Sports Maui Invitational.
Govens made his first six shots from behind the arc and finished 7-of-9 for the Hawks (2-2), who took command with a 19-0 run that gave them a 53-33 lead with 13:19 to play.
Malik Story had nine points to lead the Hoosiers (2-2), who committed 23 turnovers, many of the unforced variety, which led to 34 points for Saint Joseph’s.
Ahmad Nivins had 18 points and eight rebounds for the Hawks, falling two rebounds shy of his fourth straight double-double this season.
Govens, a junior whose previous best was six 3s last season against Syracuse, hit a 3 to start the big run during which the Hoosiers committed seven turnovers and got off only two shots.
The loss came on the same day the NCAA placed Indiana on three years’ probation for a telephone recruiting scandal under former coach Kelvin Sampson.
“Now we know we can move this program in the right direction and build it without more sanctions and for that I’m happy, very happy,” first-year Hoosiers coach Tom Crean said after the game. “This is what gutting a program looks like and you have to keep moving forward and that’s what we’ll do and we get to do it in the long term.”