BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Through the first three games of the season, Central Arkansas had more than doubled its opponents with 23 3-pointers made.

  Monday night, it was the 3 that did the Sugar Bears in as Indiana made 10 – as many as the first three UCA opponents combined – to propel the Hoosiers past the Sugar Bears, 80-53. 

In suffering their first defeat of the season, the Sugar Bears (3-1) made just 2 of 15 (13.3 percent) from beyond the arc while allowing the Hoosiers (4-0) to convert 47.6 percent from 3-point range and 46.2 percent overall (30 of 65). 

The game was tightly contested in the first half until the Hoosiers outscored the Sugar Bears 15-8 over a span of just more than five minutes – including making four 3s in a span of 1:32  – to take a 27-16 lead and pull away for good. After building the lead to 15 at halftime, the Hoosiers continued their attack in the second half – making 16 field goals, with four 3-pointers, while holding the Sugar Bears to eight baskets in building a 41-28 second-half scoring advantage.

UCA got 10 points and seven rebounds from senior Courtney Duever, while junior Terai Sadler added eight points and five rebounds, and junior Brittany Agee had seven and seven. Indiana had three players in double figures, led by Larryn Brooks' 15.

The Sugar Bears return home on Saturday when they face ULM at noon in the Farris Center.