Purdue's winning streak vs. Indiana the program's longest in nearly a century
The Purdue-Indiana rivalry has been known as one of the best in college basketball. In a state where the sport is treated as religion, the two storied programs have had plenty of great battles over the years.
Recently, that hasn’t been the case. Purdue has dominated the head-to-head rivalry over the past five years and with a 67-58 win on Saturday, the Boilermakers added another tally to their ongoing winning streak.
Purdue has now won nine straight games against Indiana, with the Hoosiers last win coming during the 2015-16 campaign. According to BTN Stats Guys, the nine-game winning streak for the Boilers is the program’s longest since a nine-game streak from 1929-35.
After today's W, @BoilerBall has beaten Indiana 9 consecutive times, the longest winning streak since taking 9 straight from 1929 to 1935. #Purdue has posted 13 or more league wins in 4 of the last 5 seasons, the most of any #B1G team in that stretch. #BoilerUp @B1GMBBall @bigten
— BTNStatsGuys (@BTNStatsGuys) March 6, 2021
With Saturday’s victory, Purdue swept the season series, has won 12 of the last 13 and is now 124-89 in the all-time rivalry. That’s quite an impressive run for Matt Painter and Co.
Saturday’s win for Purdue secured a Top 4 seed in the B1G Tournament for the Boilermakers, as they finish the regular season with a 13-6 record in conference play and improved to 18-8 overall. Indiana essentially is out of the NCAA tournament unless it wins the conference tournament next week, falling to 12-14 overall.