BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana made it look easy Monday night.
The 17th-ranked Hoosiers shot 67.3 percent from the field, hit 11 3-pointers and forced 19 turnovers.
Not surprisingly, it was a rout.
Jordan Hulls scored 16 points and five of his teammates also reached double figures as Indiana celebrated its 500th appearance in The Associated Press' Top 25 with a 107-50 rout of Howard University.
Indiana fell eight points short of tying the school record for largest victory margin.
The Hoosiers came into Monday one of seven remaining unbeaten teams. They left Assembly Hall with an emphatic message and its first 11-0 start since the 1975-76 Hoosiers went 32-0 and became the last Division I men's team to complete an undefeated season.
Howard (3-9) never had a chance.
The Hoosiers made 9 of 14 from 3-point range in the first half and tied a season-high by making two more in the second half.
Defensively, Indiana was nearly as impressive. It forced the Bison into as many turnovers as baskets (19). Howard didn't hit the 20-point mark until nearly 25 minutes into the game and by then, the deficit was already 64-21.
Yes, the Bison played without leading scorer Calvin Thompson, but that hardly mattered. Simuel Frazier had 13 points for Howard, which shot just 30.6 percent from the field.
For Indiana, it was a different story. Will Sheehey, Verdell Jones and Cody Zeller all had 12 points, and Christian Watford finished with 10.
It didn't take them long to close out the Bison.
Watford wiped out Howard's only lead when his 3-pointer bounced through the net for Indiana's first basket. Then, holding a 17-10 lead with 12:40 to go in the first half and coach Tom Crean urging his defense to turn up the pressure, the Hoosiers made their decisive run.
They scored 16 straight points, ending the stretch with two 3s from Jones and another from Hulls.
Dadrian Collins briefly halted the spurt with a driving layup for Howard, but the Hoosiers scored the next 10 points to make it 43-12 with 4:23 left in the half. Indiana extended the lead to 52-15 at halftime, made it 80-30 midway through the second half and led by as many as 60 points late in the second half.
It was the widest victory margin in Crean's four seasons in Bloomington.