Indiana Falls to Purdue, 81-68
Feb. 15, 2007
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Despite 20 points and eight rebounds from junior D.J. White, the No. 19/24 Indiana Hoosiers fell, 81-68, to Purdue on Thursday, Feb. 16, in West Lafayette.
The game had been postponed one day due to heavy snow in northern Indiana.
Purdue (17-9, 6-6 Big Ten) was led by David Teague, who scored a game-high 32 points, Carl Landry tallied 22 points and 11 rebounds. Tarrance Crump had 13 points for the Boilermakers.
Purdue led 34-32 at halftime. For the first several minutes of the second half, neither team gained more than a five-point advantage. Indiana took a 50-48 lead on a 3-pointer by Bassett with 13:15 to go.
The Boilermakers regained the lead with 10:31 remaining on a Teague basket, 53-52. A 10-2 Purdue run put the Hoosiers down 63-54 with 7:29 left. Purdue led by at least six points the rest of the way.
Purdue led by as many as 11 points in the first half, but Indiana chipped away until halftime. Earl Calloway's short jumper in the closing seconds of the half cut Purdue's lead to two points at the break. White scored 16 points in the first half to keep the Hoosiers in the game.
Indiana had won the last five games of the series and eight of the last 10.
Indiana returns to action on Saturday, Feb. 17, against Michigan. The game will be televised on ESPN at 4 p.m.
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