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IOWA CITY, Iowa — Indiana turned the ball over eight times in the first 10 minutes Sunday. The result — a quick 17-4 Iowa lead — was to be expected.

When it was over, IU committed 20 turnovers that resulted in 23 points in Iowa’s 73-57 victory over the Hoosiers at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. A good number of the turnovers, especially in the first half, were a result of traveling.Verdell Jones III, who had five turnovers, was guilty of traveling two times early because he didn’t get his feet set. The same was true for Devan Dumes, who had two early traveling calls. Christian Watford was whistled for traveling on a play in which he looked to have a wide open path to the basket for a slam dunk but simply didn’t take the time to get his feet set.”I saw the lane and it was too open for me,” Watford said. “I wasn’t expecting it, so I traveled. We just need to take our time. When we get down, we start pressing. We just need to take one play at a time instead of trying to come back all at once.”

IU coach Tom Crean said he doesn’t want to say his team panics, but the Hoosiers simply seem to rush in a lot of situations.

“We work on footwork things in practice and those are fundamental things,” Crean said. “It’s not like we don’t ever look at that. And we call that stuff tight in practice. I just think we rush and we get in a hurry rather than just let it happen.

“Catch it, plant your foot, put the dribble out in front and let’s go.”

Two runs plague Hoosiers

Crean said a goal for his basketball team right now is to not let opposing teams go on long runs.

Sunday, Iowa went on a 13-0 run in the first half to build a 17-4 lead at the 9:28 mark. IU’s second field goal of the game came on a 3-pointer from the top of the key by Bobby Capobianco with 9:05 remaining in the half.

Iowa also had an 11-1 run in the second half that put it up by its biggest margin at 21 points, 60-39.

“Even when we weren’t scoring — I think we went 10 straight possessions without a score — we weren’t letting the game get away from us,” Crean said. “We were guarding and we were rebounding the ball. We just didn’t have a lot to show for it.”