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Good use of the emoticon, Oaken. We'll keep you posted as much as possible.
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Indiana getting frustrated by the lack of calls it normally gets inside, and Purdue has closed to within 10.
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That was not a good call. Ferrell was clearly still moving. Make-up call much?
Yeah, Yogi got away with one there.
Oladipo's injury didn't look too bad initially. He went to the locker room, but that might have been just a precaution because it happened in the final minute of the half.
Oladipo limps to the locker room. Hard to see from my seat at the other end of the floor what happened.
Ronnie Johnson layup brings the lead down to 12. Purdue scrapped its way back into the game, but (and I really try not to say this often at all) that was a horribly officiated first half. Indiana shot nine free throws and should have shot twice that many.
Watford leads all scorers with 13 points in 17 minutes, and Terone Johnson has nine for Purdue.
41-29 Indiana at the half.
IU started off hot from the floor and cooled just a little. Still, IU ends the half shooting 14-for-28 while Purdue's shooting 11-for-28. IU has scored 17 points off turnovers in the first half, and the teams combined to turn the ball over 20 times while only assisting on 13 baskets.
Watford's the offensive star of the half, scoring eight points in the first 3:30 and closing the half with 13 on 3-for-4 shooting and making both FT attempts.
As Zach (and many others) said, there were more questionable calls as usual in the half, going both ways.
No Oladipo for warmups, as many have reported on Twitter. We'll keep an eye out for anything.
Have asked for comment on the status of Victor Oladipo, who hasn't yet come out of the locker room. No official team comment yet. Sheehey starts for him.
Now it's getting chippy. Officiating let it get there.
In case any of you on the thread aren't watching the game or aren't on Twitter, Oladipo returned and went straight to the stationary bike near the bench. He's sitting on the bench now and stands with the team during a timeout.
Sheehey picks up a foul on Donnie Hale that sends us to the under-16 timeout. If they'd been calling that in the first half, it wouldn't be over yet. Think we might see Oladipo after the horn.
46-31 IU, 15:58 left.
No Oladipo. He's in the first seat past the assistants on the bench, which is usually where Crean's next sub goes.
Zeller picks up No. 3, reaching in on Hammons. He checks out for Hollowell.
Refs seem to have tightened things up since the little incident.
Now IU is running and humming. Back-to-back Sheehey layups push the lead to 20 points. Painter calls timeout. He's exasperated with the officiating. Perhaps it's more fair to say he's just generally exasperated.
Yea. The foul numbers might hit 30 this half.
Under-12 timeout finds us in a foulfest, which could have been avoided if the officials had clamped down on the ... nope, I'm done. No more comments on that. Anyway, Indiana up 59-40. Don't think we'll see Oladipo again today. He rode the bike a little bit then sat down. Wouldn't make sense to send him in could with a tightened injury.
59-40 IU, 11:17 left.
Another quietly efficient performance from Zeller, who has 12 points and seven rebounds.
Will Sheehey is a perfect 8-for-8 from the floor with a game-high 20 points. He has shot with confidence all night and has also consistently been slipping by Purdue defenders with back cuts. Hulls and Ferrell have been able to find him, and he's done a great job of finishing around the rim, even when the pass isn't perfectly on target.
Another excellent game defensively from Christian Watford as well. You have to think his work against a thick 7-footer like Hammons will earn him even more NBA attention. Indiana up big at the FLAGS timeout.
70-44 Hoosiers, 7:22 left.
Nothing Assembly Hall loves more than a D.J. Byrd airball chant, it seems.
Except for the "left, right" chant if he fouls out...which is very possible in the next few minutes.
Two Purdue starters have fouled out, and the Boilers are down 32. Yikes.
Clairvoyant, you are. Last media timeout finds IU up 34 with 3:28 left. Not much to add to this one, other than the pulling of the starters from the court.
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