Purdue defeated Indiana on Saturday afternoon at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind. by a final score of 74-62.
The three keys, final stats, and highlights from the game are below.
The Hoosiers (15-8, 5-7) will host Iowa on Thursday night in Bloomington.
THREE KEYS TO THE GAME
1. Purdue continues to knock down threes. Purdue had a huge game on Wednesday night at home against Iowa with 19 three-pointers, but on the road the Boilermakers had been a different story. That changed on Saturday as Purdue knocked down 8-of-16 from deep as IU struggled to close out on shooters and contend with the Boilermakers’ movement.
2. Identity attributes continue to escape Hoosiers. IU only got to the free throw line 14 times and corralled just eight offensive rebounds. Those are two areas where Indiana established an identity early in the season and gutted out difficult wins. Now on a four game losing streak, IU has struggled in both areas during the losing skid.
3. Ball security continues to be a struggle. Indiana has now had three straight games with a turnover percentage over 20. That comes on the heels of averaging just seven turnovers a game in their home games against Maryland and Michigan State. IU did manufacture 15 assists, but unforced errors including three illegal screens continue to plague the Hoosiers. IU had 14 miscues for the game.
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