Rivalry game: Purdue pulls out 81-69 win at Indiana

Hoosiers hurt by poor free throw shooting
Posted at 9:44 PM, Jan 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-15 00:03:31-05

BLOOMINGTON — Purdue took charge with 13 minutes to go in Thursday's game at Indiana and came away with an 81-69 win over the Hoosiers.

After leading by four at the half, the Boilermaker's advantage shrunk to one with 13 minutes left in the game. But over the next 10 minutes, Purdue would outscore Indiana 22-11 and go on to the victory.

The Hoosiers suffered at the free throw line, making only 16 of 29 attempts. Purdue hit 64% of its three point shots.

Trevion Williams finished with 22 points and 11 rebounds for the Boilers. Trayce Jackson-Davis was high man for IU with 25 points.

Purdue had a 38-31 rebounding advantage.

Purdue's overall record improves to 9-5 and 4-3 in Big Ten play. IU is now 8-6 and 3-4 in the conference.

The Hoosiers learned a few hours before the game that they would not be traveling to Michigan State this weekend. That game was postponed because of COVID issues with the Spartans.

Indiana and Purdue will meet again at West Lafayette March 6.