Posted December 22, 2011 on AP on Fox
Derek Elston and Will Sheehey already were sidelined and Verdell Jones went down in the first half. In their absence, Matt Roth stepped up for No. 17 Indiana. The senior guard scored a season-high 14 points on 4-of-5 shooting from beyond the arc to lead the depleted Hoosiers to an 89-47 win over Maryland-Baltimore County on Thursday night. ''It's just part of the philosophy they've instilled in us where it's just the next man up,'' Roth said. ''It's unfortunate that it's through injury but you have to be prepared either way.'' The Hoosiers heated up from long range in the second half, shooting 69 percent (9 of 13) from the 3-point line after going 2 for 14 in the first half. Indiana came in as the No. 1 team in the country in 3-point field goal percentage at 47 percent. ''It just came down to our ball movement in the first half,'' Roth said. ''We moved the ball well but we just weren't getting shots...
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