Connecticut was minus two key players and facing No. 7 Indiana and its 29-game home winning streak, after starting guard Jerome Dyson and backup Doug Wiggins were suspended Friday for violating team rules. No problem: fill-in Craig Austrie led five players in double figures with 15 points in a 68-63 win today in a nationally-televised game, the Associated Press reports.
Without their regular backcourt, the Huskies (14-5) relied on power inside, outscoring the Hoosiers 34-16 in the paint and grabbing a 44-28 rebounding edge. The Hoosiers (17-2) had won 13 straight and hadn't lost since Nov. 24. Armon Bassett led Indiana with 18 points and Eric Gordon added 14. Second-year Hoosiers coach Kelvin Sampson lost for the first time at home.