Quick thoughts on Purdue’s 81-69 loss:
how did that happen: Indiana defense offered little resistance during the first ten minutes in Assembly Hall. The Boilermakers, judging by the firepower of hot ocean, raced to 17-29 by the 9:27 tally in the first half. An angry Archie Miller, bewildered by his team’s performance, called for a time out. Everything that was said on timeout by Miller had an effect. Boilermakers scored just two points during the next 7:08 as Indiana tied by two points in a corner kick for Race Thompson. However, the end of the half was almost a disaster for the Hoosiers. With IU topping two points at 33-31, Purdue snatched seven straight points to extend to nine. Indiana responded with a 3-pointer by Jerome Hunter and a throw-ball by Armand Franklin before time ran out in the half. The Hoosiers went to the locker room only four people late and felt lucky after a disastrous start.
Indiana kept things close during the first seven minutes of the second half and pulled within a minute at 50-49 on Armand Franklin’s jersey with 13:12 to play. But the attack faded completely when Bordeaux began pushing Trevion Williams to the post. By the media’s under-eight time-out, Williams was up 10 second-half points and the Boilermakers topped 64-54. But even as Purdue’s attack slowed down for the last seven minutes, the Indiana attack was even more foolish. Archie Miller took a time-out trailing 67-56 with 5:22 and his team in the midst of a field goal dry for more than five minutes. The Hoosiers won’t come close to six the rest of the way as Indiana dropped to eighth in a row to Purdue. Archie Miller scored against Boilermakers now at 0-6 with a 0-4 mark in Assembly Hall.
Outstanding performance: Jackson-Davis finished on 25 points, but only played nine minutes in the first half due to a bad problem. The second year student was 9 out of 16 from the field and only 7 of 14 from the free throw line.
Notable statistics: Indiana shot poorly from the ocean and the free throw line. Hoosiers were 3 of 18 in 3s (16.7 percent) and 16 of 29 free throw line (55.2 percent).
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