It was a must-win week for Indiana basketball.
Instead in turned out to be a lost week for the Hoosiers.
The win snapped a four-game Purdue losing streak for the Boilermakers against IU.
Indiana played Purdue even for the first 19 minutes. When Yogi Ferrell, who led the Hoosiers with 27 points, hit two free throws with 1:08 to play in the first half, the game was even at 33-all.
But Purdue closed the half on a 5-0 run including a follow at the buzzer by Basil Smotherman. And then the Boilermakers opened the second half on a 14-1 run. Suddenly, the game was out of hand at 52-34.
Noah Vonleh, who had 14 points for the Hoosiers, picked up two quick fouls in the first seven minutes and had to take a seat. IU coach Tom Crean gambled by putting Vonleh back in with 8:34 to play in the half but the freshman forward quickly picked up foul No. 3 when he got caught in the air on a shot fake.
Vonleh's fourth foul came early in the second half.
Indiana (14-11, 4-8 Big Ten) rallied to shoot 32.2 percent from the field. There was a time in the second half when IU had made 4 of its previous 27 shots.
Indiana played without reserve forward Hanner Mosquera-Perea who was arrested early Friday on alcohol-related driving charge. Perea did not make the trip to Purdue and is suspended indefinitely.
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