No. 1 Indiana 97, Bryant 54: Preseason National Player of the Year candidate Cody Zeller had 18 points and 10 rebounds and Christian Watford added 15 points and 15 boards as the host Hoosiers rolled after a slow start.
Trailing 15-14 with 11:08 remaining in the opening half, Indiana (1-0) went on a dominating 22-4 run over the next 7:01 to put the game away en route to a 48-28 halftime advantage as Zeller collected 12 points and five rebounds.
The Hoosiers finished with six in double digits as Remy Abell and Jeremy Hollowell tallied 12 points apiece while Yogi Ferrell and Will Sheehey added 10 apiece as Indiana shot 55.6 percent from the field and connected on 29-of-34 from the free throw line.
Bryant (0-1) was led by Alex Francis who had 15 points and eight rebounds while Frankie Dobbs chipped in 12.
GAME NOTEBOOK: The Hoosiers have won 15 straight season openers and 28 consecutive home openers. ...This is the third time in school history Indiana has started the season ranked No. 1. ... Watford, who has 1,302 career points, leads active Big Ten players.