Feb. 19, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana Game Notes Indiana vs. Purdue 2-19-08
Kelvin Sampson won his 498th career game as he improved to 498-272 (.647). He is 43-15 (.741) in two seasons in Bloomington.
Indiana is now 84-107 against the Boilermakers all-time. Indiana has won six of the last seven against Purdue and has taken eight in a row in Bloomington. The last time Indiana topped the Boilers when both teams were ranked was on Feb. 29, 2000, when IU posted a 79-65 win.
Indiana improved to 33-1 when scoring 70 points, 32-4 when leading at the half and 30-5 when outrebounding an opponent in Kelvin Sampson's tenure.
With the win over No. 15/14 Purdue on Tuesday and the win over No. 10 Michigan State on Saturday, the Hoosiers have defeated two top 15 teams in back-to-back games for the first time since the 1991-92 season. That season, IU downed No. 11 Michigan State (103-73) on Feb. 19 and No. 6 Ohio State (86-80) on Feb. 23.
The last time Indiana had consecutive wins over ranked opponents was in the 2001-02 season, when the Hoosiers defeated No. 25 Michigan State (83-65) on Jan. 8 and No. 13 Iowa (77-66) on Jan. 13.
Indiana's 30 free throws were the most by a Hoosier squad since hitting 32 on Jan. 5, 2002.
After the lead changed nine times in the first half between the two rivals, Indiana held the lead from the 3:27 mark of the first half on. Every lead change came in a five-minute span between 8:08 and 3:27.
Indiana held a 46-30 edge on the boards and posted a 37-16 advantage on the defensive glass. The 37 defensive rebounds matched a season-high (11/18 vs. Longwood) and the plus-21 advantage on the defensive glass was the most of the season.
D.J. White scored the first points for the Hoosiers for the 16th time this season and in those games, IU is 14-2.
The Hoosiers dominated on the boards all night long, outrebounding Purdue, 46-30. The Hoosiers are now 17-2 when outrebounding an opponent this season.
Armon Bassett, who hails from Terre Haute, Ind., had 6 first half rebounds and 8 for the game, a new career high. He also had 16 points, including a perfect 4-for-4 effort beyond the arc, and four assists.
Kyle Taber, a native of Evansville, Ind., also had a career night against the Boilermakers, posting a career-best six points, going 3-for-3 from the floor. He also pulled down five rebounds, one off his career mark, and added two assists and a steal.
Jamarcus Ellis scored seven points and had five rebounds for the Hoosiers, while Lance Stemler hit his only three and had a rebound and a block. Jordan Crawford had four points and three boards in 23 minutes.
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