Victor Oladipo scored a career-high 23 points as Indiana defeated Purdue 78-61 Saturday at Mackey Arena.
The Boilermakers shot just 29.6 percent from the field (21 of 71). The Hoosiers out-rebounded Purdue 53-35.
Here are the highlights.
Key basket: Remy Abell made a three-pointer with 1:27 remaining to give IU a 70-61 lead. Abell scored a career-high 13 points.
Key number: The Boilermakers missed their first 11 three-pointers. Purdue finished 5 of 21 from three-point territory in the game.
Other numbers: Robbie Hummel led Purdue with 16 points and 10 rebounds. … Will Sheehey had three blocks, the most important one coming on an attempt by Lewis Jackson with a little more than two minutes to go. A Jackson basket at that point would have cut Indiana's lead to two points.
Quotable, take 1:
"I'm proud of our players. Our coaching staff did a phenomenal job of getting this team prepared. We knew we were a man down and they were going to have to step up and they did.
"There's a lot of stories for us of guys getting better inside of the game. The way Victor played, he handled the ball more today than he has all year and made some great decisions with it. Remy Abell built on what he did the other night against Michigan."
- IU coach Tom Crean
Quotable, take 2:
"It sucks. I always said I'm not from here and the rivalry grows on you the more you're here. To have the chance to be one of the first people to go undefeated and then to have it taken away, it sucks, but hat's off to them. They've been at the bottom, they lost to us for three years in a row and they are tired of hearing it. You can see the maturity and the fight over there and as a team they came together."
- Purdue guard Lewis Jackson, who suffered the first loss of his career to Indiana