Brief Considerations for a 70-55 Defeat at Purdue:
How It Happened : After an embarrassing 66-51
home defeat in Nebraska on Monday, Saturday's question was on the road trip easy . Would Indiana stand up to his arch rival on the street? Or would the Hoosiers continue to play as if their 12-2 start was just a mirage? Indiana was competitive in competitions on Saturday afternoon, but if you play well for a short time, you can not make it to the big ten of the season. And after Purdue had only scored two second-half points in the first half and scored 1: 3 against 3, Indiana was fortunate to score only seven at halftime. The Boilermakers did not take long to take control in the second half. Purdue took just over two minutes to increase his lead to 13, and at 13:45, Purdue led the way with 17. The lead rose to 19, before Purdue finished the double-digit victory and the fifth victory of the Big Ten. [19659003StandoutPerformer: Justin Smith played well early on and kept the IU afloat when he scored nine points in 19-4 shooting in the first half. The junior finished in 15 minutes with 15 points.
Outstanding Statistics : Indiana & # 39; s attack continued its anemic performance as the Hoosiers scored just 87 points per ball. Much of the fighting took place on the free throw line when IU only shot 7:18.