Continued dominance? Purdue takes 9-point lead into half vs. Indiana
It was an ugly 20 minutes in West Lafayette, but Purdue is just one half away from extending its winning streak to nine games over in-state rival Indiana.
Purdue shot 11-of-23 from the floor and outrebounding Indiana 17-14 to take a 29-20 lead into the locker room through the first half. The Boilermakers were led in scoring by Sasha Stefanovic, Aaron Wheeler, Zach Edey and Jaden Ivey, all dropping in 6 points.
Mason Gillis scored 3 points and Trevion Williams had 2 to round out scoring for Purdue.
Indiana struggled from the floor, making just 8-of-27 attempts and was a dismal 1-of-13 from behind the 3-point line. Al Durham was the team’s leading scorer with 6 points, with Rob Phinisee adding 5 and Trayce Jackson-Davis getting 4.
Jerome Hunter and Race Thompson ended the half with 2 points and Jordan Geronimo had 1.
Purdue could lock up a Top 4 seed in the B1G Tournament with a win over Indiana. The Boilermakers are 17-8 on the season. Indiana is attempting to play its way back into March Madness contention, currently sitting 12-13 overall.