Purdue defeats Indiana with a final score of 87-66 in the basketball game that just ended, according to Inside the Hall.
Indiana struggled to keep up with Purdue after the first four minutes of their game on Tuesday night at Assembly Hall. Purdue dominated the first half, steadily building their lead while Indiana struggled to defend without fouling and missed perimeter shots. Purdue shot 55% on 2-pointers, 41.7% on 3-pointers, and scored 51 points on 1.41 points per possession in the opening half. Zach Edey scored 18 points in the first half, Lance Jones added 13, and Fletcher Loyer contributed 11. Indiana only managed to score 29 points and had a dismal 2-for-12 on 3-pointers. Boos echoed from the IU fans as Indiana ended the half, trailing by 22 points.
Indiana showed improvement in the second half, outscoring Purdue 17-7 before the first media timeout and reducing the deficit to 58-46 with 14:56 to play. Trey Galloway was instrumental in this stretch, scoring eight points with two 3-pointers and a layup in transition. Indiana got within nine points on two occasions, but Purdue quickly extended their lead back to double figures and led 62-51 at the under-12 media timeout. The Hoosiers started to fade away, and a 6-0 run by Purdue took the lead to 17 at 73-56 with 7:25 remaining. Indiana never mounted a comeback and eventually lost to Purdue, falling to 12-6 overall and 4-3 in Big Ten play.
The standout performer for Indiana was Galloway, who scored 17 points in 36 minutes, while Mackenzie Mgbako, who was benched for most of the first half due to two fouls, added 15 points in 25 minutes.
The statistics that stand out from the game were that Purdue outscored Indiana 38-30 in the paint and dominated from the free-throw line, outscoring the Hoosiers 22-4.