In our first preview against Purdue, I surmised that Indiana might find itself in a bit of a trap game.
A fired up Will Sheehey celebrates with his ‘three fingers’ sign during a timeout. Indiana won, 97-60. (Chris Howell | Herald-Times)
I outlined the various strengths and weaknesses of this Boilermakers team and speculated that our Hoosiers might need to exercise a bit of caution, especially in the hostile environment of your biggest rival.
But my cause for concern was somewhat over-exaggerated, as we proceeded to walk into Mackey and blow them out in historic fashion, 97-60.
It wasn’t a perfect game, but there certainly wasn’t much to critique or criticize.
Purdue freshman A.J. Hammons did record a career-high with 30 points, but he was only one of two Boilers who scored in double figures that night.
Unfortunately for Hammons, he’s not likely to have a repeat performance on Saturday at Assembly Hall.
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