BLOOMINGTON, Indiana (Ticker) -- Jeff Newton scored a career-high 25 points and had 12 rebounds for his third consecutive double-double to lead No. 11 Indiana to a 91-62 victory over Illinois-Chicago.
The Hoosiers had no letdown following Tuesday's overtime victory over defending national champion Maryland and improved to 6-0.
Freshman Bracey Wright also scored 16 points and Tom Coverdale had 14 for Indiana, while George Leach pulled down nine rebounds.
"Bracey Wright had a quiet 16 points today," coach Mike Davis said. "I think he is the best freshman in he country. He can shoot, go to the basket, play defense."
Wright and Newton are the only Hoosiers to score in double figures in each contest this season.
"We wanted to come out, take charge, and send a message," said Newton who opened the game with two baskets. "I just wanted to be aggressive and establish position early. Our goal as a team is to run the table and continue winning."
Indiana shot 45 percent from the field, a significant improvement from the 30 percent against Maryland. Although they were just 1-of-10 from 3-point range in the second half and 8-for-25 overall, the Hoosiers opened a 16-4 advantage as Illinois-Chicago (2-2) managed just two baskets in the first five minutes of the game.
Joe Scott led the way with 12 points for the Flames, with Richard Lesko and Josh Williams adding 10 apiece.
"We allowed Jeff Newton to have his best game," UIC coach Jimmy Collins said. "He is very intimidating inside and I didn't anticipate him to play that strong, but I did anticipate him to play well. He is a threat inside and out."
The Flames dropped to 5-32 all time against Big Ten opponents. UIC last beat a Big Ten team on November 21, 1997, when it defeated Michigan State.