Purdue dominates cold-shooting Hoosiers

Sterling Carter scored a career-high 19 points and the Boilermakers hit 10-of-18 3-pointers to easily dispatch the Hoosiers, 82-64 Saturday afternoon at Mackey Arena. Suddenly IU is 4-8 in Big Ten play and has dropped three in a row since knocking off unbeaten Michigan.

It was a must-win week for Indiana basketball.

Instead in turned out to be a lost week for the Hoosiers.

Three days after squandering an 11-point lead in the final 3 minutes in a 66-65 loss to Penn State, the Hoosiers were dominated by Purdue, 82-64 Saturday afternoon at Mackey Arena.

Sterling Carter poured in a career-high 19 points including 5-of-6 from 3-point range to lead the Boilermakers. Ronnie Johnson added 16 for Purdue.

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.

Will Sheehey was the only other player in double figures for IU with 10. Terone Johnson chipped in 14 for Purdue.

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.

Check back throughout the evening at AllHoosiers.com for all the coverage of today's game at West Lafayette.


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