BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. -- Liam O'Reilly and DJ Laster combined for 37 points as Gardner-Webb took an early lead and thumped South Carolina Upstate 87-66 to halt a three-game skid on Saturday afternoon.
O'Reilly drilled 4 of 6 from beyond the arc for 19 points as Gardner-Webb (3-6) dominated the last part of the first half to go ahead 52-30 at the break. The Bulldogs got off to a hot start and stayed hot, hitting 67 percent (29-43) from the floor while holding SC Upstate (3-7) to 23-of-56 (41 percent) shooting. Gardner-Webb also knocked down 10 of 14 (71 percent) from long range.
Smith hammers down dunk
Rob Phinisee bounces it to a cutting Justin Smith who hammers it down and gives Indiana a 49-34 lead.
Indiana starts off hot with an 8-0 run
Aljami Durham's three sparks Indiana's offense to an 8-0 run to put them up 19-4.
McMurray with 34 points, SMU rolls past W. Carolina 98-65
Jahmal McMurray scored a career-high 34 points and SMU rolled past winless Western Carolina 98-65 on Wednesday night.