DAYTON, Ohio -- On Thursday, Indiana guard Victor Oladipo said playing in the Big Ten Conference had taught the Hoosiers to not take any opponent for granted. And while James Madison, Indiana's second-round NCAA Tournament opponent, isn't considered Big-Ten caliber, Indiana still left nothing to chance against the upset-minded Dukes. Freshman guard Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell scored 14 of his team-leading 16 points in the first half, and five players scored in double figures to lift No. 1 seed Indiana to an 83-62 victory Friday at University of Dayton Arena. Will Sheehey scored 15 points, and Cody Zeller and Oladipo each had 11 for Indiana (28-6) which advanced to face No. 9 seed Temple (24-9) in the third round Sunday at Dayton. Andre Nation led James Madison (21-15) with 24 points, and Charles Cooke added 18. Christian Watford hit a 3-pointer and Oladipo drove baseline and finished with a two-handed dunk to put Indiana ahead, 26-10. Oladipo hit a 3-pointer moments later to put the Hoosiers ahead by 19 points with 8:07 left in the first half. Nation scored 10 points in the first half for James Madison, which made only 29 percent of its shots. Indiana went 6-for-13 from 3-point range in the first half to take control of the game early. The Hoosiers led, 43-22, at halftime. Zeller's one-handed jam put the Hoosiers ahead, 56-26, with 14:09 left. Ferrell scored 14 points in the game's first five minutes. helping Indiana build a 21-point halftime lead. NOTES: James Madison's leading scorer, Rayshawn Goins, who was suspended for the first half of its First Four victory over LIU Brooklyn following an arrest for disorderly conduct at a campus party, started Friday's game and finished with two points on 1-of-6 shooting. ... Kevin Ferrell scored 14 points pf his 16 points in the first half, but couldn't reach his career-high of 19 set on March 2 against Iowa. ... Indiana's only previous meeting with James Madison was an 84-52 win on Dec. 11, 1987. ... James Madison is no stranger to NCAA Tournament upsets. In consecutive seasons in the early 1980s, the Dukes pulled off first-round upsets of Georgetown, Ohio State, and West Virginia.
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