Double-double by Trevion Williams carries Purdue to eighth straight win over rival Indiana
Purdue was able to maintain its momentum from the comeback win over Michigan State, beating Indiana for the eighth straight time Thursday evening.
Though Indiana put together a couple of runs against the Boilermakers, Purdue always had an answer in the game, and that answer was usually Trevion Williams. After a key 26-point outing against the Spartans, Williams was once again the key Thursday night.
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Williams shot 9-for-15 from the floor against the Hoosiers and finished with 22 points and 10 rebounds for the double-double. He also added two assists and could have finished with even more points had he not continued his struggles from the free-throw line. Williams went just 4-for-9 from the line.
For the Hoosiers, they received another excellent performance from Trayce Jackson-Davis. He put up a game-high 25 points on 9-for-16 shooting to go with four rebounds, an assist, and a block. Unfortunately, Indiana shot 16.7% (3-for-18) from three-point range. By contrast, Purdue shot 11-for-17 (64.7%) from deep, proving to be the difference-maker.
The win by the Boilermakers was the eighth straight and 11th in the past 12 meetings between the two in-state rivals. Archie Miller, who took over for the Hoosiers in 2017, is still looking for his first win against Purdue since arriving in Bloomington.
Purdue moves to 9-5 on the season, 4-3 in B1G play, and is set to face Penn State on Sunday. Indiana falls to 8-6 overall, 3-4 in B1G play, and will not have a game until next Thursday against Iowa. Sunday’s game vs Michigan State has been postponed.