BLOOMINGTON, Indiana (Ticker) -- Freshman Bracey Wright scored 21 points and Tom Coverdale added 17 as 20th-ranked Indiana posted an 84-58 victory over North Texas in its home opener.
Jeffrey Newton contributed 15 points and 14 rebounds as Indiana won for the 13th time in its last 14 Assembly Hall openers.
The Hoosiers (4-0), who have won 24 of their last 26 home games, are off to their third 4-0 start in five years.
Wright became the first Hoosier freshman to score in double figures in his first four collegiate games since Calbert Cheaney in 1989.
"I want to take good shots and be the guy with the ball in his hands late in the game," said the Texas native, who was 7-of-12 from the field and made five 3-pointers. "This is nothing new for me though. That is what I want."
"Bracey is a go-to guy, and most go-to guys need the basketball all the time," said Mike Davis, who recorded his 50th win as Indiana coach. "He is a guy that doesn't need the basketball all the time. Once he gets it though, he is a threat. It doesn't matter if he is 25 feet out, you better guard him."
Jermaine Green led North Texas (1-2) with 17 points and 11 rebounds and Chris Davis scored 12 points. The Mean Green hung tough for a half, trailing by just six points. But they were outscored, 51-31, in the second half.
Returning home after winning the Maui Invitational, Indiana shot poorly in the opening 20 minutes. The Hoosiers converted just 36 percent (12-of-33) from the field, including 2-of-11 from 3-point range.
"The first half was just as sloppy as I thought it was going to be," Davis said. "I've been tired all week, and I know the guys feel the same way. I felt like we tried to come out in the first five minutes and win the game."
Indiana righted itself, shooting 60 percent (18-of-30) and nailing seven 3-pointers after halftime.
"We regrouped in the second half and played with more intensity," Davis said. "Anytime you can win after a long trip like that is good."
Indiana used a 15-2 run to extend its lead to 60-40 with 9 1/2 minutes to play. They took their largest lead, 82-53, with 1:40 remaining on a pair of free throws by Mike Roberts.
Newton notched his first double-double of the season after nagging back pain limited his playing time in Hawaii. Kline finished with eight points and five rebounds in 17 minutes.
"I was really pleased the play of Newton and Kline today," Davis said. " Once we settled down in the second half, we got the ball inside to Newt and he played awfully well, and I'm pleased with his performance."
North Texas shot 35 percent (24-of-69) and committed 18 turnovers.