BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana defeated No. 1 Purdue on Saturday afternoon by a final score of 79-74 at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. It was IU’s fourth win over No. 1 in the building.
The Hoosiers led 50-35 at halftime and were led in the game by Trayce Jackson-Davis with 25 points. Jalen Hood-Schifino added 16 points.
Indiana (16-7, 7-5) will host Rutgers on Tuesday evening.
THREE KEYS TO THE GAME (will be expanded)
1. A massive first half. Indiana was simply dominant before the break, posting 50 points on a Purdue defense that was giving up 60 a game on the season. IU led by as much as 16, and had eight players score at least three points in the first half while shooting 62 percent from the field. Meanwhile the IU defense forced 11 first half turnovers. Purdue cut the lead to one point late in the second, but the Hoosiers found the answers and held off the rally.
2. No one but Edey for Purdue, others step up for IU. Zach Edey scored 33 points for Purdue, but no one else had more than 12, only two scored in double figures, and no one beyond those two had more than six points. Purdue starting guards Fletcher Loyer and Braden Smith were 5-of-21 from the field. Meanwhile IU found others late in the game, as star forward Trayce Jackson-Davis didn’t score in the final ten minutes.
3. Purdue commits turnovers, struggles from three. The Boilers made just 33 percent from beyond the arc and committed 16 turnovers on the day. While IU struggled to slow Edey, they did force him into five turnovers, tied for the second most he’s had in a game for his career. Indiana, on the other hand, made 4-of-10 from three and had only eight turnovers. All of that helped offset a 38-22 Purdue advantage on the glass, including 17 offensive rebounds.
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