INDIANAPOLIS — Cody Zeller scored 21 points and had eight rebounds to help No. 18 Indiana beat rival Notre Dame 69-58 on Saturday in the Crossroads Classic.
The Hoosiers are 10-0 for the first time since 1989-90 and protected their first Top 25 ranking in more than three years.
Eric Atkins led Notre Dame (7-5) with 15 points. But the only Division I team with six players who have scored 20 points in a game this season struggled badly against the Hoosiers' defense. Notre Dame shot 38.1 percent from the field and went more than 16 minutes without a basket during one stretch.
Indiana went on a 12-2 run during the drought to take its first lead of the game, then pulled away in the second half.