Indiana vs. Purdue Postgame Notes
Jan. 10, 2007
Indiana's win over Purdue marked the 1,600 victory for the program. Only eight programs can boast that accomplishment, including Kentucky, North Carolina, Kansas, Duke, Syracuse, Temple, St. John's and Penn. Indiana owns a 1,600-869 (.648) all-time record in its 107th season of basketball.
A.J. Ratliff returned to the floor after missing the last two games with a wrist injury. After scoring just three points in the first half, he exploded in the second half to tally 13 points for a total of 16 points. He went 6-of-6 from the floor, including 4-of-4 from 3-point range. The last time Ratliff tallied four 3-pointers was against Charlotte on Dec. 2, 2006although he had 11 attempts from beyond the arc in that game.
In the first half, Purdue had as many field goals (seven) as Indiana had blocks (seven).
D.J. White tied his career-high for blocks with five, all in the first half. He has tallied five blocks two other times this season, against Indiana State and Western Michigan.
For the second consecutive half, Indiana held its opponent to just seven field goals, as Purdue was 7-of-25 in the first half. The Hoosiers held Michigan State to just seven field goals in the second half on Jan. 7.
Roderick Wilmont led all Hoosiers with 10 rebounds, tying his career-high in the category. He has grabbed 10 rebounds on two other occasions this year, against Western Illinois and Charlotte.
For the third straight contest and the fourth time in Indiana's last five games, the Hoosiers shot over 80 percent from the free throw line. The Hoosiers shot 85 percent against Purdue (17-of-20), 84.2 percent against Michigan State (16-of-19), 100 percent against Ohio State (11-of-11), and 81.8 against IUPUI (18-of-22).
With leading-scorer D.J. White on the bench, the Hoosiers went on a 12-0 run over a span of 2:11 minutes, ending with 10:47 left in the second half.
Joey Shaw, who had just five points in the first half, had 14 in the second half for a new career-high of 19 points.
Tonight's game is the largest Indiana victory in the series with Purdue since 1992, when the Hoosiers defeated the Boilers 106-65 on Jan. 28, 1992. That game was also held in Bloomington.
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