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Thoughts on a 97-60 win against Purdue:
I. There was talk of the Hoosiers seeing beyond this one to their College Gameday matchup with the Wolverines on Saturday, that the Boilermakers may be overlooked. But such speculation was put t0 rest early tonight inside Mackey Arena. Indiana asserted itself as the agressor, as the better team. And there was little doubt the Boliermakers were in trouble from the tip. Cody Zeller went to work early on A.J. Hammons, saddling him with foul trouble. Will Sheehey got a a steal and a dunk. Victor Oladipo hit a corner 3 off a Sheehey offensive rebound. The lead was 10. And it would build from there. Sixteen after a Christian Watford 3-pointer. All the way to 20 by the time the halftime buzzer sounded.
We’ve seen them play a crisp first 20 in some Big Ten games, only to watch the opponent slow them down and outscore them in the second half. But not tonight. Not against this rival. The Hoosiers were not done. The lead continued to balloon. Twenty-five...
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Six Indiana players — Christian Watford, Cody Zeller, Derek Elston, Jordan Hulls, Victor Oladipo and Yogi Ferrell — met with the media following the Hoosiers’ 97-60 win over Purdue on Wednesday night at Mackey Arena.
Watch their postgame reaction to the largest win by an opponent ever on Gene Keady Court in the embedded media players below:
Cody Zeller scored 13 of his 19 points in the first half, Christian Watford added 17 points and No. 3 Indiana routed rival Purdue 97-60 on Wednesday night to hand the Boilermakers their worst loss at Mackey Arena.
The Hoosiers (19-2, 7-1 Big Ten) have won four straight overall and five consecutive road games in league play, keeping a share of the conference lead. No. 1 Michigan...
Victor Oladipo’s steals. Michigan State’s jumping of the outlet pass, its ability to exploit Indiana’s zone on the backline and with inside-out play for 3-pointers. Cody Zeller’s huge drive to seal the victory.
A look at the biggest storylines from Sunday’s win against the Spartans in the latest edition of Film Session:
I. AN OUTLET JUMP, AN MSU INSIDE-OUT 3
The United States Basketball Writers Association announced the midseason watch lists for the 2013 Wayman Tisdale Award, which honors the country’s top freshman, and the 2013 Oscar Robertson Trophy, which honors the national player of the year.
Yogi Ferrell was named to the Wayman Tisdale Award midseason watch list while Cody Zeller and Victor Oladipo are both on the midseason watch...
Derek Elston returned to the court for the Hoosiers on Wednesday night and saw seven minutes of action. While Elston did pick up a quick four fouls, he showed an awareness on both ends of the floor that just might prove handy in a frontcourt reserve role as Indiana enter the thick of the Big Ten season and beyond starting tomorrow evening against the Wolverines.
A look at some slices...
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Indiana put together its best 40-minute performance of the season on Wednesday night as the Hoosiers crushed Purdue 97-60 at Mackey Arena. The win was the fourth straight overall for Indiana and kept the Hoosiers even with Michigan on top of the Big Ten standings at 7-1.
Here’s a look at five takeaways from Wednesday’s win over the Boilermakers:
Now that was dominance.
Indiana put together one of its most complete games of the season in a 97-60 demolition of Purdue that was over before the first half even ended.
Cody Zeller set the tone early and finished with 17 points, and all four other starters made it into double-figures. The Hoosiers turned the ball over only 8 times and grabbed 15 offensive rebounds. They also made...
Now that was a performance.
Indiana has played better in a half this season (See: Minnesota), but the Hoosiers had yet to put together a complete game like they did Wednesday night at Mackey Arena.
Some Indiana fans have acted spoiled at times this year, nit-picking small details from games the Hoosiers have won. It’s going to be hard to find much fault from them in this one.
I’m a very optimistic sports fan. For better or worse, it’s just how I am.
And throughout the past few years, the Indiana Hoosiers Men’s Basketball program has become one of my most beloved teams. So, naturally, I’m an optimistic IU hoops fan.
And even though I’m an optimistic Hoosiers fan, I recognize the problems that have arisen within this the current top-5 squad:
The Hoosiers wasted little time getting down to business on Wednesday night.
In a near-perfect performance, Indiana added another game to the history books as the Hoosiers defeated Purdue in a spectacular rout at Mackey Arena, 97-60.
In a rivalry that began in 1901 and spans more than a century, it was the single largest defeat ever against Purdue in West Lafayette. In a game where...
The Hoosiers delivered their biggest whipping of the season on Wednesday. Up next, their biggest test of the season on Saturday.
To discuss Indiana’s 97-60 beatdown of arch-rival Purdue and the team’s upcoming showdown with No. 1 Michigan, Podcast on the Brink hosts Matt Dollinger and Justin Albers are joined by Indianapolis Star columnist Bob Kravitz on this week’s program...