Marco Killingsworth had 23 points and 11 rebounds, A.J. Ratliff added 21 points, and 18th-ranked Indiana used a relentless defensive effort to rout No. 15 Kentucky, 79-53, yesterday in Indianapolis.
The victory was Hoosiers Coach Mike Davis's first in six tries against Kentucky.
Ratliff delivered a big game in his first start of the season, and Killingsworth showed he could find open teammates quicker when Kentucky (6-3) tried to double-team him. The combination put the Wildcats on their heels from the opening tip, and Indiana (5-2) responded with its most lopsided victory in the 49-game series.
"They were obviously hungrier, more aggressive than we were," Kentucky Coach Tubby Smith said.
The Hoosiers patiently worked for good shots and embarrassed the Wildcats in front of a crowd topping 28,000 -- half clad in Kentucky blue, the other half in Indiana red.
The Hoosiers scored 25 points off Kentucky turnovers and the Wildcats missed their first 20 three-pointers.
"When they beat you, they're always bragging," Killingsworth said. "One of their guys said 'It's about time you all beat us.' I said, 'You can say whatever you want, but you've got to go home five hours with a loss.' "
Indiana was relentless on defense, forcing turnovers and contesting shots. The Hoosiers took care of the basketball and played hard.
They took control early, using a 12-2 run to build a 16-8 lead, followed that flurry with a 9-0 run that made it 25-12 and closed the half by scoring the final five points to take a 35-19 lead.
It was Kentucky's lowest-scoring half since Jan. 19, when it scored 16 against Mississippi, and the Wildcats were 0 for 12 from three-point range.
Rajon Rondo was the Wildcats' top scorer, finishing with 21 points, most coming after the outcome had already been decided.
"We didn't play with intensity and we didn't shoot the ball well at all," Rondo said.
* TEMPLE 68, ALABAMA 58: In Philadelphia, Dustin Salisbery hit four three-pointers and scored 20 points, and Antywane Robinson had 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Owls to their first win over a ranked team in three years.
Mardy Collins scored 15 points, Mark Tyndale had seven assists and Temple (5-2) committed only three turnovers.
Jean Felix scored 19 points for the 22nd-ranked Crimson Tide (4-3).
* GONZAGA 64, OKLAHOMA ST. 62: In Seattle, Adam Morrison banked in a three-pointer over two defenders with 2.5 seconds left to give the No. 9 Bulldogs a comeback victory.
Morrison finished with 25 points for Gonzaga (6-2).
Mario Boggan had 19 points for the Cowboys (6-3).
* VILLANOVA 90, LONGWOOD 77: Randy Foye scored 27 points and Allan Ray added 20 to spark the No. 4 Wildcats in Atlantic City.
Villanova (6-0) used three-point shooting and effective pressure defense to withstand an early challenge. Michael Jefferson scored 19 points and Maurice Sumter 17 for the Lancers (2-7), a former Division II school from Farmville, Va., that is in the midst of a five-year reclassification to Division I status.
* ILLINOIS 89, OREGON 59: Dee Brown had 26 points and seven assists as the 11th-ranked Fighting Illini cruised in the Pape Jam in Portland, Ore. Rich McBride had 13 points and James Augustine added eight points and 11 rebounds for Illinois (10-0)
Ivan Johnson scored 16 points for the Ducks (4-3), who had never lost in their holiday tournament.
* LOUISVILLE 111, AKRON 85: Taquan Dean scored 22 points to lead five Cardinals in double figures as fifth-ranked Louisville won at home.
Dean added eight assists and seven rebounds for the Cardinals (5-0). Juan Palacios had 17 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists and Louisville shot 60 percent. Romeo Travis led the Zips (3-2) with 21 points, and Darryl Peterson added 16 points. Akron has never beaten a ranked team.
* N.C. STATE 92, APPALACHIAN STATE 68: Andrew Brackman came off the bench for the first time this season and scored 16 points, helping the No. 25 Wolfpack pull away at home.
Cameron Bennerman added 13 points and Ilian Evtimov and Gavin Grant had 11 apiece for North Carolina State (6-1), which was playing for the first time in 10 days. The Wolfpack coasted after an 11-0 run midway through the second half.
Nathan Cranford had 18 points, including four three-pointers, for the Mountaineers (3-5).
* MICHIGAN ST. 83, WICHITA ST. 64: In Auburn Hills, Mich., Maurice Ager scored 21 points to pace the 14th-ranked Spartans to their sixth straight victory.
Michigan State (7-2) took control with a 13-0 run after trailing early in the game and held the Shockers without a field goal for more than 11 minutes. The Spartans led 43-28 at halftime.
Wichita State's Paul Miller scored 21 points for Wichita State (7-2).
* UCLA 67, NEVADA 56: In Anaheim, Calif., Jordan Farmar scored 10 of his 24 points during a game-clinching 16-2 run, helping the 16th-ranked Bruins win the nightcap of the 12th annual John R. Wooden Classic.
The 95-year-old Wooden, who coached UCLA to 10 NCAA championships in a 12-year span before retiring in 1975, attended the doubleheader. Washington beat New Mexico in the opener.
Arron Afflalo added 18 points and eight rebounds and freshman Darren Collison had 10 points for the Bruins (7-1), who shot 52.2 percent.
Nick Fazekas scored 15 of his 24 points in the second half to lead the Wolf Pack (6-1), which shot just 37.3 percent. Mo Charlo added 13 points and 10 rebounds.
* WASHINGTON 81, NEW MEXICO 71: In the opener of the John R. Wooden Classic, Jamaal Williams led a balanced scoring attack with 22 points, and the 13th-ranked Huskies stayed unbeaten. At 8-0, Washington is off to its best start in 36 years.
Washington led by as many as 20 points in the first half and never trailed. Walters topped the Lobos (4-3) with 21 points.
* OKLAHOMA 57, COPPIN STATE 47: Kevin Bookout scored 19 points and Taj Gray added 18, but the No. 8 Sooners (5-1) struggled at home against the winless Eagles.
Terrell Everett, Oklahoma's leading scorer at 14 points per game, was held scoreless for the first time in 39 games with the Sooners. He did not take a shot in the second half. Tywain McKee finished with 19 points to lead Coppin State (0-7). Darryl Roberts added 11 points.
* ARIZONA 73, SAINT MARY'S (CALIF.) 61: Hassan Adams scored 18 of his 27 points in the second half for No. 24 Arizona at home.
The Wildcats (4-3) tied a season high with 15 steals and forced the Gaels (1-3) into 24 turnovers. Daniel Kickert, who was averaging 21 points a game for St. Mary's, was held to seven points.
* MEMPHIS 97, PROVIDENCE 89: Darius Washington Jr. scored 20 points and Rodney Carney added 17 as the No. 7 Tigers (7-1) won on the road. Donnie McGrath scored 28 points for the Friars (3-4), who have lost four straight.