Indiana Falls to Purdue, 82-64
February 16, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
IU SPORTS RELEASE
Kevin Yogi Ferrell scored a game-high 27 points, but Indiana fell against rival Purdue 82-64 Saturday evening.
Noah Vonleh added 14 for Indiana.
Sterling Carter had 19 points, including five 3-pointers for Purdue (15-10, 5-7 Big Ten).
Purdue used a 19-1 run that began in the first half's final 36 seconds and carried through the first five minutes of the second half as the springboard to victory.
Carter scored Purdue's first 10 second-half points, including a pair of 3-pointers that helped extend a 38-33 halftime advantage to 52-34 with 15 minutes remaining.
The victory snapped the Boilermakers' four-game losing streak against the Hoosiers who had won those four by an average of 23.3 points.
This meeting marked the first time the Boilermakers and Hoosiers entered this game with sub-.500 conference record through 11 league games since the 1965-66 season when each finished 4-10 in the Big Ten, tied for last place.
The Boilermakers closed the half with a 16-6 burst to lead by five at the half.
Ronnie Johnson scored 16, and Terone Johnson had 14 for the Boilermakers.
Purdue made 25 of 52 field goals (48.1 percent) and limited IU to 19-of-59 shooting for 32.2 percent. The Boilermakers outrebounded the Hoosiers 39-35.
The 18-point margin of victory is Purdue's largest against IU since a 74-55 victory on March 3, 2010, also in Mackey Arena.