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Starters are the same for Indiana tonight: Hulls, Ferrell, Oladipo, Watford, Zeller.
We're abut 20 minutes from tipoff here at intimate Mackey Arena. Stay tuned.
Zach Osterman // IU Athletics beat reporter // Follow me on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ZachOsterman
Purdue students are here and loud so far. They were lined up around the arena before the game and have filled every seat throughout warmups. It should be a fun one here.
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At the movie theater for this game!!
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Purdue rolls with AJ Hammons, Ronnie and Terone Johnson, Raphael Davis and DJ Byrd.
Thoughtful Bacari Alexander is thoughtful.
In all seriousness this is a pretty cool idea. Watching it on a 90 foot screen in HD with in seat alcohol service haha
Always liked Hammons. Good to see he is off to a solid start. Always wish Crean went after him harder, but doesn't fit the system as well.
That's a brilliant idea.
My first time in here for a game tonight...I have to admit, this place has a fantastic energy tonight. Maybe it's just like this for IU and maybe it's like this all the time, but I'm liking this.
Though I have to admit, the Tim Noble version of the Star-Spangled Banner blows the Purdue band's version out of the water.
Just for IU. I went to many games there (ex girl went to pu) and a lot of the time it was boring
I see. Well, one way or another, Mackey is rocking tonight.
Purdue wins the tip.
Hammons misses a hook and the Boilers drop into a 2-3 zone. Zeller travels.
First points of the game come from an end-of-shot-clock runner from Terone Johnson.
Then Zeller blocked by Hammons. That was a really weak take.
Terone Johnson scores the first points of the night in the waning seconds of the shot clock with a runner in the lane, and then A.J. Hammons blocks a Zeller shot and this crowd is loud.
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But on the ensuing possession (ball was out on Johnson), Zeller backs him down, hits the layup and the foul.
IU already drawing fouls early. Zeller completed a three-point play on IU's second possession and then Watford draws one.
Cody releases the ball too low.
Again Zeller blocked. He's got to work in simply going to contact when he takes the ball to rim.
Hammons just picked up his second foul at the under-16 timeout. Painter didn't much like the call, as he thought Hammons had established and held position. Looked like he was squirming enough to make that a good call, but I only saw it live.
Indiana is pounding the paint right now, and it's working to a point, as Hammons does indeed now have to exit the fame, presumably for Sandy Marcius. Purdue slowing the game down well though, grinding out some long possessions and getting decent shots.
7-6 Indiana, 15:59 left in the half.
The gameplan early on certainly seems to be to get the ball in the paint (especially to Zeller), as IU's drawn three fouls already. The Hoosiers lead 7-6 after four minutes. Watford has four, Zeller has three.
Cody looks ugly at times, but going to him means 2 early fouls on Hammons. Makes it all worth it
That's true to a point. I was here briefly as a reporter during the Hummel-Johnson-Moore years. It was pretty consistent in Big Ten play then.
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