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STATE COLLEGE — Christian Watford scored 16 points, Jordan Hulls added 14 and No. 5 Indiana used a big first-half run to race past Penn State 74-51 on Monday night.


The Hoosiers' breakneck offense could rarely be stopped in the first half before the pace slowed down in a sloppy second half. But it barely mattered after Indiana (14-1, 2-0 Big Ten) built a 19-point lead in the first half behind Watford's inside-out game and Hulls' quick-release jumpers.


No wonder Indiana had the top scoring offense in the nation (87.9 points) entering Monday night's blowout.


Jermaine Marshall had 11 points for the Nittany Lions (8-6, 0-2), which had a five-game home winning streak snapped. Ross Travis added 14 points and five rebounds.


Penn State played with trademark hustle and found some success attacking the lane, but just couldn't keep up with the quicker, more talented Hoosiers.


Penn State was at least able to keep up with Indiana on the glass, edging the Big Ten's best team on the boards 35-33. Marshall had seven rebounds.


The Nittany Lions could have used a more traditional point guard to help withstand Indiana's two-way onslaught, but star guard Tim Frazier could only watch from the bench in a crisp dark gray suit and walking boot on his left foot after suffering a season-ending injury in November.


No. 17 Notre Dame 66, No. 21 Cincinnati 60

CINCINNATI — Jerian Grant scored 19 points for Notre Dame, which won its 12th straight.


Notre Dame (14-1, 2-0 Big East) is off to the best start during coach Mike Brey's 13 seasons.


The Fighting Irish shot 50 percent from the field and went 9 of 16 behind the arc.


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