Calbert Cheaney scored 19 points and ignited two big runs for No. 7 Indiana last night as the Hoosiers halted Niagara, 101-64, in the opening round of the Indiana Classic in Bloomington, Ind.
Indiana (6-1) also got 16 points from Pat Graham, 14 from Greg Graham, and 11 apiece from Lyndon Jones and Pat Knight as the Hoosiers won their fourth straight game. Niagara is 1-4.
LSU 101, Chapman 68: Shaquille O'Neal had 18 points, 16 rebounds and 6 blocked shots and played just 20 minutes in the 18th-ranked Tigers' victory in Baton Rouge, La.
Illinois 112, Oregon St. 78: Junior forward Andy Kaufmann scored 24 points in the opening game of the Illini Classic.
The win puts Illinois (5-3) into today's championship game against the winner of the Georgia Southern-Long Beach State game played last night. Oregon State is 1-1.
Bloomsburg 86, UDC 70: Bloomsburg (4-3) placed five players in double figures, established a 47-34 halftime lead and went on to victory over the Firebirds (1-7) in the opening round of the Burger King tournament at Thomas Field House in Lock Haven, Pa.
Syracuse 103, Alaska-Anchorage 85: Billy Owens and Conrad McRae scored 16 points each and Syracuse sputtered to an 18-point halftime lead in the No. 4 Orangemen's 14th consecutive opening-round win in the Carrier Classic.
Syracuse (6-0) finished with five players in double figures, including McRae, a sophomore whose previous best outing was 12 points against North Carolina State.