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Hammons has started the half very well.
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Zeller quickly goes from one foul to three, as AJ Hammons has him reeling a little bit defensively. Of course, he's got 17 and 10 on the stat sheet, but IU can't afford to have him sitting.
Great first four minutes from the Boilermakers, but the deficit is still 20 points.
53-33 with 15:34 left.
Very angry after the first couple possessions....I have since calmed, slightly.
That Hammons dunk probably didn't do much to help your demeanor.
Indiana now has four team fouls in the second half. The Hoosiers aren't on dangerous ground yet, but they're headed there.
Purdue's just perpetually playing catch-up in this half. Seems like whenever the Boilermakers score, I look up at the scoreboard to see that they cut the lead to 20 or 18. IU leads 61-41 with 11:54 left in the game.
Purdue has at least calmed Indiana's furious pace down a little bit, but they can't put together enough consistent offense to cut into the lead at all. It's still 20 points at the under-12 timeout, and that's with Hammons' explosion and Zeller's foul trouble.
61-41 Indiana, 11:54 to play.
Actually somewhat happy with how IU has played tho half. Getting good looks, and not always waiting around for 30 seconds. Victor not having his best defensive game
I have not seen IU play for a while. But why is Persa not playing in this game?
I've been noticing that as well. He's really depending on his athleticism this game instead of consistently staying in front of guys or taking good angles.
Almost positive Anthony Johnson has airballed two layups tonight. Do with that what you will.
Purdue timeout down 26. This, I will admit, is not what I expected of this game. Fans hitting the exits.
Ferrell had a pretty quiet first 28 or so minutes offensively, but just hit two 3-point shots in a row to help IU get a 69-42 lead. He has eight points now with 9:48 remaining.
Excuse me, down 27. This is why I did not go to Georgia Tech, the Purdue of where I come from.
I meant Jerkin.
It's about time for some drinking
There's a fine line between playing aggressively and not playing smart, and IU has toed it a couple times this half. That last foul on Ferrell (his third) didn't seem necessary. Still, IU is rolling and this is just nitpicking because there's not too much more to write about.
The band playing "We're Not Gonna Take It" as fans stream toward the exits. Perhaps that's fitting.
Pretty quiet in the arena now.
Good question. Think he's got a bit of a lower leg problem.
IU needs to empty the bench. This is very risky IMO.
Okay, that is much better.
In the final minutes, IU's emptying the bench. Creek, Perea, Hollowell, Howard and Smith on the court.
The game will end with the ball in Hollowell's hands, and IU beats Purdue, 97-60. We'll have more tonight and tomorrow BUT the site will be down for maintenance from midnight to 1 a.m. This ain't our decision, but we're sorry about the inconvenience. Check back late tonight or tomorrow morning for all our usual analysis.
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