Found February 04, 2012 on Inside the Hall:
Thoughts on a 78-61 win against the Boilermakers: This was rivalry. A physical, emotional, high-energy affair inside a rocking Mackey Arena. Jordan Hulls jumping out of bounds to extend an Indiana possession; Sandi Marcius diving to the ground for a loose ball; D.J.Byrd crowding Christian Watford on a sidelines inbounds.  But the shots, perhaps due to the all the bluster surrounding this one, were simply not falling in the first half. Purdue missed all 11 of its 3-pointers and entered halftime with just an eFG% of 20. Ugly stuff. The Hoosiers, though they held an 11-point advantage at the break, weren’t exactly shooting lights out either (35.3 eFG%). The second half began and Purdue started making buckets. But the Hoosiers did not wilt. Victor Oladipo, now back in the starting lineup, brought that swag — one so crucial to the Hoosiers’ early season rise — to West Lafayette. He slashed to the rim for buckets; he made smart decisions; he dished like a point guard. By game’s end, he ti...
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