BLOOMINGTON, IN (WFIE) - Junior guard Yogi Ferrell had a season-high 27 points, but Indiana saw its first loss of the 2014-15 season, 88-86, to Eastern Washington on Monday evening.
The 27-point and seven-assist effort from Ferrell marks the 12th time in his career he has recorded at least 20 points in a game.Sophomore forward Troy Williams had 19 points and led Indiana with nine rebounds while freshman guard James Blackmon Jr. chipped in 10 points.
The Hoosiers started the game by knocking in five straight field goals in the first 2:44 to take an early 14-2 lead.
After Eastern Washington took a one-point lead on a 3-pointer with 7:15 remaining the first period, Indiana went on a 12-0 run with points coming from five different Hoosiers in that stretch.
Led by 10 first-half points from Williams, Indiana took a 41-35 advantage going into the locker rom.
Another run by the Hoosiers opened up a 50-39 advantage with 17:04 left in the game. The 7-0 run was punctuated by a reverse dunk by Williams off a no-look dish from Ferrell.
Led by 19-second half points from Drew Brandon, Eastern Washington took its first lead of the game with a 66-65 advantage with 6:21 remaining.
Another raucous dunk by Williams, coupled with a free throw on the bucket gave the Hoosiers a 78-75 lead with 2:12 left in the game.
However, Eastern Washington quickly answered with nine straight points to go up 84-78 with just 26 seconds remaining.
Ferrell and Blackmon each sank 3-pointers to pull Indiana close, however Eastern Washington sealed the game at the free-throw line, sinking six from the line in the final 26 seconds of the game.
The Hoosiers will host UNC Greensboro on Friday at 9 p.m.