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College basketball: Cody Zeller leads Indiana in rout of North Carolina

Published November 27, 2012 10:46 pm

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Bloomington, Ind. • Cody Zeller showed Tuesday night why he's the best big man in America.

The 7-foot sophomore scored 20 points, grabbed eight rebounds, was 8 of 13 from the field and dominated the middle, leading No. 1 Indiana to its most impressive victory this season — a stunning 83-59 rout over No. 14 North Carolina.

In a game that pitted two of the nation's most storied college programs, Zeller made sure it was no contest. He had plenty of help, too. Victor Oladipo and Will Sheehey both added 19 points and Jordan Hulls had 13.

Indiana (7-0) has won 34 consecutive home games in November, dating to a 2005 loss to Duke.

North Carolina guard P.J. Hairston stayed in Chapel Hill this week because of a sprained left knee. Dexter Strickland led the Tar Heels with 14 points.

The Associated Press —

Top 25 scores

• No. 1 Indiana 83, No. 14 UNC 59

• No. 3 Michigan 79, No. 18 N.C. State 72

• No. 19 Colorado 85, Texas Southern 80, 2OT

• No. 21 Minnesota 77, Florida State 68