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Yogi Ferrell’s hot start helps Hoosiers roll against Dukes

Updated: April 24, 2013 6:19AM

DAYTON, Ohio — James Madison coach Matt Brady said the Dukes would have to pick their poison in deciding whom to focus on when facing Indiana.

The Dukes should’ve picked freshman point guard Yogi Ferrell.

Ferrell scored the first nine points of the game and finished with 16 to lead the Hoosiers (28-6) to an 83-62 victory Friday.

“[Ferrell] was awesome,” Brady said. “We knew how fast he was. We knew he’s really talented. . . . We had a hard time guarding him in the first half.”

Ferrell didn’t miss a shot in the first half, hitting all six of his attempts, including two three-pointers. All 14 of his points in the first half came in the first 5:26.

And when he wasn’t scoring, he was assisting. Of Indiana’s first eight baskets, Ferrell either made them or had the assist.

“It was a lot of fun,” Ferrell said of his hot start. “I was able to pick my spots. I felt like I was in a groove. If I couldn’t get a score, I was going to try to hit someone else.”

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