Blackmon has 20 points, No. 6 Indiana routs Liberty 87-48

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — James Blackmon Jr. made five 3-pointers and had 20 points to help No. 6 Indiana rout Liberty 87-48 on Saturday night.

Indiana (3-0) scored the first nine points and built a 32-point lead in the first half.

Liberty (1-2) tried to fight back with 3-pointers, but made it worse by continually missing. The Flames were 5 of 27 (18.5 percent) from beyond the arc, including 1 of 17 (5.9 percent) in the first half. Indiana finished 9 of 21 (42.9 percent).

Robert Johnson added 13 points for Indiana and OG Anunoby had 10 points and 11 rebounds. Anunoby’s energy was noticeable on both ends on back-to-back possessions when he blocked a shot three rows deep into the stands and then threw down a two-handed dunk off a rebound.